Explore the most popular forest trails in Red Canyon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

Convinced my kids to do one more short hike before we left the Bryce Canyon area, and the word "pink" seemed like a good bet. There's not much pink here, but there are quite a few beautiful red hoodoos and fins. The trail is easy, with only a few slight hills. It is not wheelchair accessible, but should be walkable by most everyone else.

Start by the small cabin at the east end of the parking lot. There is a trail marker there along with a box that might hold trail guides. During our visit, it only held some rocks. The branches of the trail are well-marked, and provide opportunities for some longer loops for those of you who aren't there with small children who don't want to hike any more. The other end of the trail is behind the Visitor's Center and restrooms, and so the final leg of the loops is across the parking lot.

It's a very pretty little trail, and is worth the stop. We only saw a few others on the trail, compared to the hordes in Bryce.

hiking
2 months ago

We took the trail in a clockwise direction from where the Birdseye Trail meets this trail. We went up the hill then down the other. The way back was on a flat trail from the visitors center back to the parking area. The start of the trail was a little steep in places with a few switchbacks. There were a few benches which provided a nice view. There were many wooden posts with numbers from 1-13. I am not sure what they represented. There were a few diversions we took from the trail that were neat little places to explore. This is a fun little trail that can provide a lot of interesting formations and different colors of rocks to look at.

hiking
3 months ago

I like this trail a lot. But, like an idiot, I wasn't able to research it enough before going and got to see and spend time only at one arch. So, that means we have to come back again! Keep in mind that there will be about 4.5 miles in on dirt roads to the trail. The day we were on the roads, they were pretty good and dry, though a few parts had washed out on road sides, and the road was quite rocky. We had a Volvo station wagon which navigated it well, lower clearance vehicles may have posed a challenge. The drive takes longer than walking on the trail. But this trail would not be for finishing a hike.... Though we only saw one arch, we spent an hour and 15 minutes doing .6 miles in and out. If we had been able to see other arches, we'd spend more time.

walking
4 months ago

steep

walking
4 months ago

steep

hiking
4 months ago

more for mountain biking

walking
4 months ago

couple of nice viewpoints, watch for mountain bikers

walking
4 months ago

good for kids

the Casto half is fun, Losee not so much

road biking
4 months ago

The first 9 miles are suitable for road bikes as it's a paved pathway.

Top notch views, short but sweet!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful in November. So many hoodoos and arches you walk right past. Amazing vista is red rock and green mountains. Nice little side trip.

golden wall is the best trail in red canyon, steep tho

Tourist trap, go when it’s raining! Although it’s really pretty during the sunset hours.

Lots of options. Not super crowded. Bonus to take the pups out.

Exceptional MTB Trail. I would not recommend for inexperienced riders.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a beautiful trail that has an Interpretive Guide to let you know about the area. This was my favorite trail of the 4 trails that I hiked on the north side of Highway 12.

walking
9 months ago

Easy walk through hoodoos. Many use trails along the trail that climb up to the Hoodoo's

hiking
9 months ago

This is a nice trail to the top of a hill where you can view both tunnels on highway 12. It climbs gradually and has benches for rest stops

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent short hike, this gem is an easy to overlook trail on the way to Bryce.

awesome little catch. deserted, eye candy all around, and Jack rabbits and chipmunks running around. my son counted 19 arches!

hiking
11 months ago

I loved this hike. Very relaxing and fairly easy trek. There is a beautiful overlook called Brayton Point that is worth seeing. We started off on Cassidy Trail and ended up coming down on the Rich Trail. We started late in the day 2:30-3p and made it back to the car around 5:30-6p. Great weather (1st week of April). Get out there and enjoy this one!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

loved it, great for short but slightly technical, you have to pay attention to the markers.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail. Doesn't seem to be a loop... dead ends in to an epic overlook. When heading back take "rich trail" and you'll loop back to Cassidy trail right before the parking lot.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Short and fun trail for those with small kids. There is so much to explore and we loved trying to spot all the arches.
The trailhead is easy to find and the hike is a loop just north of the parking area and is marked with a sign. It's a must do if you're in the area.

Excellent! There is so much beauty, to be up close was so wonderful and we could take our dog which was huge for us.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

amazing bike ride but more of an expert trail.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

I was the only hiker on the trail. I didn't see another person until I was 5 miles in, and then just a few bikers. I left my bike on the west side and rode it 7.5 miles back to my car. Beautiful place. Eyegasms everywhere.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

This stunning little loop is a short and easy/moderate stroll to the ridge line above Losee Canyon. A beautiful array of hoodoos create an imaginative wall of turrets, windows and arches.

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I am reviewing only the portion of Cassidy Trail up to the second junction with Rich Trail. I then completed a loop on Rich Trail before returning to the trailhead on Cassidy Trail. This little out and back with a loop configuration came in at almost exactly four miles. Nice trail generally in the open but through some pine forest with pockets of shade. Sandy surface on Cassidy Trail. The trail crosses a broad dry wash a few times. Gentle grade on Cassidy Trail, then a few short, steep sections on Rich Trail. Nice views, nothing spectacular; there are some rock formations resembling the hoodoos seen in Bryce Canyon. You could have this trail all to yourself. I started in early afternoon on a weekday in mid June and other than a family of four hanging out in the wash about half a mile from the trailhead I saw absolutely no one. From what I can tell this trail may be more popular among mountain bikers than hikers. It is also open to equestrians and I noticed a fair amount of droppings. Of course there is no water so bring plenty if you go. Nice low key hike away from crowds.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Did about 1.5 out and back to where it forks at Rich Trail. Really nice hike and pretty level. Interesting hiking. Loved the view of parts of Red Canyon.

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