Evocative name aside, the Swamp Lot is basically the base camp for each Ultimate Challenge Course. It’s the location at the base of the canyon that serves as viewing area and hydration station. The press hangs out at the Swamp Lot, as do a number of event officials. In fact, there’s a party for those who couldn’t make it to the mouth of the canyon before the 2:00 PM mandatory closure, complete with a band, televisions tuned to the Tour of Utah, and more. The atmosphere is very festive and can be a great energy boost before heading up the canyon to the finish line at Snowbird.