Looking for a great trail in Red Canyon, Utah? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Red Canyon ranging from 0.8 to 15.6 miles and from 7,112 to 8,274 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
21 hours ago

Only saw one couple. Nice short hike.

hiking
off trail
washed out
15 days ago

nice trail if you smell the ponderosa pines up close they smell like ice cream

hiking
rocky
15 days ago

Spectacular views with a minor ascent of switchbacks

hiking
19 days ago

I thought this was a beautiful hike for the most part but the last part to the overlook seemed dangerous. I wish I would have stopped before that last bit....not fun!

Beautiful views and a relatively easy hike. this was our first hike at the canyon and a wonderful, jaw-dropping way to start.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice trail. Pack all your water in because there aren’t any springs along the trail. Most people use it for mountain biking but it’s easy to step off trail to let them pass. We backpacked in a few miles the night before and stayed the night but you could easily do it in a day.

road biking
1 month ago

Red Canyon Bicycle Trail from the Thunder Mountain Trail head parking area to the Bryce Canyon turnoff on Highway 12. Paved bike trail through beautiful Red Canyon. Great 5 mile downhill on your way back.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, but it seems to be rarely hiked. We ran into several friendly mountain bikers and a horseback tour. The hoodoos and the Pune forest trail are incredible, but the 5 or so mile walk back to the truck on the asphalt bike path wasn’t what we were expecting. Awesome trail nonetheless and I’m sure incredible for mountain biking!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great little hike! Good views and not difficult

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

really good trail and beautiful views

Pretty easy trail, kind of steep going up and back down in some areas but very dog friendly and a lot of fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little trail to get away from the crowds. You can make it into a loop. Rather than turning around at the end (marked by a sodden trail sign), turn right and walking through the wash back to a well impacted and obvious trail. Total was about 2.5 mile loop.

on Thunder Mountain Loop

hiking
2 months ago

An absolutely amazing hike I did with my dogs. Just like Bryce, but without the crowds, and pets are allowed can't get better than that.

hiking
2 months ago

We had a lot of fun on this trail! We started off on the hoodoo trail from the visitors center then ended up on this. It was an overcast day but that made the red of the rocks really stand out. The trail is a little close to the road, but that didn’t bother us too much. We could still hear the the logs creak in the wind. We didn’t see anyone else on this when we went, but maybe the rain scared people away. The hoodoos are gorgeous and the trail is very accessible since it is right off the road. This was a great trail to stretch our legs on on our way to Bryce!

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect stop right off the road. Easy enough terrain and a great place to stretch your legs if you are heading back towards Zion/Vegas from Escalante. The trail has benches along it, so it would be a great hike to spend time on and let kids play or eat lunch. Very short and easy but fun. And the rocks really are red and glow in the sun.

on Hoodoo Loop Trail

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Very slippery steep trail up and no place for footing

Breathtaking, and we saw only one runner the entire time we were there. It felt like we were the only people in the whole world. In order to access the trailhead, take highway 12 towards Bryce. It is before the red canyon visitor center on the right hand side. There is a small area for parking, and you will see a marker for the trail. If you get to the visitor center on the left hand side, you’ve gone too far (though we also highly recommend you explore pink ledges from the visitor center as well). Make sure to complete the castle bridge loop! Fantastic views!! A little sketchy at parts though.. be safe and take your time.

on Pink Ledges Trail

2 months ago

Nice preview of what's to come down the road in Bryce. The kids enjoyed it as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views. Met a group of bikers as this is a bike trail as well. Saw 2 antelope and spectacular hoodoos

hiking
2 months ago

From the Red Canyon visitor center, you can do the Pink Ledges, Birdseye, Hoodoos and Photo trails in one approximately 3 mile loop. You can see and hear the highway from most of the trail, but the scenery is great. Parts of these trails are steep and slippery with loose rock and sand, though, so be careful.

Hiked 4.5 miles from the trailhead near the visitor center to the clearing with the hitching posts and doorless outhouse. Thunder Mountain looks to be covered in snow, but the trail to where I stopped was almost completely snow-free and only muddy in short places. Just me, and one mountain biker all morning.

super simple and short

Super simple stroll.

hiking
3 months ago

Super fun little trail before heading into Bryce Canyon. Best part about it was it’s free and easy! I highly recommend stopping and checking it out.

hiking
3 months ago

great little trail!

mountain biking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

Trail is pretty much impassable with deep snow in some parts. Couldn’t bike very far.

trail running
snow
3 months ago

Awesome trail. Traffic was non-existent for my cold sunrirse run. Portions of the trail were covered in 1-2' of snow and the only way to stay on the trail was to follow footprints. Still had an excellent run.

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