Swift Creek Trail
Length: 4 to 7 miles
Trail Surface: Dirt Trail, Rough, Rocky
Scenery: Forest, Wildlife, Wildflowers, Mountains, Lake
Directions: From Afton, Wyoming, head north on US Highway 89 and turn left on 2nd Avenue. Continue on County Road #138 to the Forest boundary. Road name changes to Swift Creek Road #10211. Follow to road end. Park in the east parking lot. The trail leads up the north side of the creek out of the east end of the parking lot.
Trail is rated moderate. Take careful when bringing children. There are steep slopes near the sides of the canyon and areas with loose rocks. Trail takes you alongside Swift Creek through forest mountain ranges. The main trail splits into two breakoff trails. One leads to Rock Lake Peak and the other to waterfalls from Swift Creek Lake. This is a great trail for birdwatching, fishing, backpacking, and camping.
Estimated hiking time: Half day
Configuration: Out and back
Exposure: Moderate Shade
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Dogs: Yes, on leash
Access Fees: Free
Gear to Take: Bug spray, sunscreen, light backpack, snacks or lunch, water, fishing pole.
Covid19 Requirements: As long as government regulations permit, the public trail system is still open for use. Masks should be used in areas where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained between individuals. Extra care should be taken when using public facilities, including (but not limited to) bathrooms, public handrails, picnic areas, etc. The use of sanitation wipes and hand sanitizer is encouraged.