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Red Canyon is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Havasu City, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 416 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Lake

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Wild flowers

Off trail

No shade

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Park just 100 yards or so north of mile market 164 between the two overpasses. There are some wider shoulders right by the second overpass. If you travel clockwise the path is pretty straight forward. Follow the red canyon gently down to the lake. Then follow the trail as it follows along the lake (this section is a bit tedious in high wind). It is unsheltered and dusty so water will be important. At the power line dirt road there are some ruins and a pretty good view of Parker Dam. There is also a boat tie up, picnic table and toilet near there for boaters. Coming past the road the trail grows a bit faint, but you can hardly go wrong walking down one or the other of a few washes at the road and you'll get back to the highway. The right wash will end in a box canyon but its a shallow slope up. The wash a bit further on the road will lead right to the trail end. Follow the trail exactly (first wash and ascend left before the box end of the canyon) and you have to make some nonsensical climbs and descents, but it may be the shortest distance.

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Recordings (6)
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Joyce Biethan
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Hiking

This trail such as it is, was not easy to find and was definitely not in the category of easy! It required some bush walking through a beautiful red canyon leading down towards the lake. Once the lake was in sight, there was a lot of up and down and route finding challenges. We logged about 5 miles I think. We went counter clockwise btw. We had a great time. But it wasn’t easy!

Christopher Gallaga
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Park just 100 yards or so north of mile market 164 between the two overpasses. There are some widish shoulders right by the second overpass. If you travel clockwise the path is pretty straight forward. Follow the red canyon gently down to the lake. It should only take about 45 minutes. Then follow the trail to the right along the lake in and out up and down (this section is a bit tedious in high wind). This took is about 1.5 hours. It is unsheltered and dusty so water will be important. At the power line dirt road there are some ruins and a pretty good view of Parker Dam There is also a boat tie up, picnic table and toilet near there for boaters. Coming past the road the trail grows a bit faint, but you can hardly go wrong walking down one or the other of a few washes at the road and you'll get back to the highway. The right wash will end in a box canyon but its a shallow slope up. The wash a bit further on the road will lead right to the trail end. Follow the trail exactly (first wash and ascend left before the box end of the canyon) and you have to make some nonsensical climbs and descents, but it may be the shortest distance. We took three hours more or less, and our pedometers said it was about 6 miles highway to highway.

Charles Peters
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This trail is not located near Salome. It is near Lake Havasu City

Gene West
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Gayle Mabery
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Jon Dillow
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Mike Larson
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