Swasey Cabin

Easy road to Swasey Cabin where you can explore by foot, or take an ATV or UTV to Eagle Canyon Arch and lots of side roads.

Total Miles
24.8

Elevation

2194.29 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring/Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

The road to Swasey Cabin is accessible by most vehicles, and provides a great spot for hiking. From the cabin, hike the road a little further to The Ice Box. Hop on your ATV or UTV and enjoy the winding road to Eagle Canyon Arch. There is an opportunity to see Native American art. Spend the day exploring the abundance of side roads.

Difficulty

Moderate. Narrow and rocky in places with one challenging steep spot on the north side of the freeway. Stock SUVs should have high clearance and skid plates. Lockers also beneficial.

History

Swasey Cabin was built in 1921 by Joe Swasey and his three brothers. They ran cattle here for decades before building the cabin. The cabin is listed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites. Source: www.emerycounty.com.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

Get off Interstate 70 at Exit 131. On the south side of the exit there is a large circular parking area where you can stage. It is legal to ride on the chip-sealed frontage road.