Swasey's Cabin

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The beautiful San Rafael Swell is known for its fantastic sandstone geology. But the area is full of history, both ancient and more recent. Swasey's Cabin takes you to one piece of that more recent history. Joe Swasey, one of four cattlemen brothers who ranched in the area, built the sturdy log cabin in 1921. Today the cabin still sits against a rock edifice dominated by Broken Cross Tower. Nestled in the rocks is an old spring house designed to keep food and supplies cold by evaporation. The road to Swasey's Cabin is an easy drive off Temple Mountain Road. The road passes Lone Warrior. For the more adventurous, the moderately difficult Eagle Canyon trail begins at the end of Swasey's Cabin. There are numerous campsites off the many small spur trails along Swasey's Cabin. The cabin site parking lot even hosts a pit toilet.