Swamp Lake is an elusive subalpline lake right at the southeastern corner of the Crazies that sees relatively little traffic since the road to the trailhead lies on private property. You must get permission from the owner to use the road which is gated at the edge of the property boundary (contact the Yellowstone Ranger District). From the gate it’s a 3.6 mile drive along a dirt road to the trailhead. The trail to Swamp Lake is fairly simple, covering only 2.2 miles over 1000′, but views are limited along the way. The views at the lake, however, are excellent and there are plenty of areas to pitch a tent although firewood is lacking. A saddle further west makes for a nice side hike and provides access to the surrounding ridges. An unnamed lake to the north can also be bushwhacked to and opens up a whole new world of adventurous opportunities.