Lower Red Lake Canyon Trail

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Lower Red Lake Canyon Trail is a 21.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Sal Junction, Utah that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

21.2 miles 4681 feet Out & Back





nature trips





no dogs

Very strenuous climb in and out of the Grabens and then descend steeply toward the river. Recommended as a multi-day hike. At-large camping only. No water before reaching the river.

3 months ago

Difficult but rewarding hike that starts from the Elephant Hill Trailhead (shorter version starts at the Devils Lane 4x4 road and nearby Devils Kitchen Campground). Trail is well marked with cairns and has trail signs at all junctions. Much of the drop down to the Colorado River is very steep and sometimes its necessary to use hands. When you do get to the river you have to find a way through the tamarisk to get to water. Camped in Red Lake Canyon to shorten the hike after starting at the Big Spring Trailhead via Confluence Overlook