Red Mountain Trail is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dammeron Valley, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Note: This trail is not maintained or marked, and should be considered backcountry travel. Navigational aids are strongly recommended. Search and rescue operations are not uncommon for hikers lost in this wilderness as distances are deceiving and many people go unprepared for the rugged conditions. Also keep in mind that all creeks and washes are subject to flash flooding. Please read Know Before You Go.
The hike in to Snow Canyon is easy to moderate - a lot of natural rock stairs at parts. Worth the hike to get such great views of Snow Canyon, though. And good views of the Pine Valley mountains on the way back to the trailhead.
fantastic outlook of snow valley buy trail not clearly marked all the way.
Sandy and rocky, very challenging to run, ok for walking though.
Beautiful view at the top!
Great view of the entire Snow Canyon parks and no park fees to enter.
GORGEOUS view. Definitely worth the hike.
Easy and gratifying trail to get to. Its no more than a couple miles before the views get insane as you can see from everyones photos. Go about a mile or so past the overlook it gets better and opens up. Yucca plants burn like CRAZY! It's good fun. Best sunrises on partly cloudy days, scatters the rays and all. Going up the red mountain face is steep in Ivins, but if you plan on coming back is worth it to overcome your fear of heights. Otherwise you can just use the road access off UT 18.
This was my mine and my wife's first backpacking trip. We started the hike around 6pm and hiked around 2 miles to the snow canyon overlook and stayed the night. It was a very windy and cold night but the next morning was beautiful. We hiked about another 5 miles to the pools and then hiked back to the trail head. All and all it was a great hike with beautiful views.