Swasey's Leap

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Local folklore has it that Sid Swasey bet his brother, Charlie, that he could jump his horse over the 14-foot wide, 60-foot deep gap. The story goes that he completed the jump and won the bet. Another variation is that Sid was running from the law and made the jump to escape. There is even a poem to...Read More
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Highlights of Swasey's Leap

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Desert Category IconDesert
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Overland Category IconOverland
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
6517 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Swasey's Leap
Nearest Town
Green River
Nearest Services
Green River
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Price Field Office

Overview

Local folklore has it that Sid Swasey bet his brother, Charlie, that he could jump his horse over the 14-foot wide, 60-foot deep gap. The story goes that he completed the jump and won the bet. Another variation is that Sid was running from the law and made the jump to escape. There is even a poem to of this variation. Even though you can no longer drive all the way to the site of this feat (it is a two-mile hike past the locked gate at the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area boundary), the trail offers quiet solitude, easy offroading, and spectacular high desert scenery. Combine this trail with Jackass Benches and Sulpher Springs to make for a day of adventure!

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14 Waypoints
44 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
1 Community Reviews
1 Video
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