Red Canyon Rim Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Red Canyon Rim Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manila, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Red Canyon is a fantastic gorge carved over the years by the mighty Green River. In 1964, the floodgates of Flaming Gorge Dam were created from the waters of the Green. The color contrast between the red walls of Red Canyon and the green/blue color of the lake is indeed photo worthy. This route follows the south side of the canyon rim and provides many spectacular overlooks of the lake below. The single- track trail sits 1,700 feet above the lake and 4,000 feet across the north rim. Red Canyon Visitor Center has water and restrooms. Red Canyon Lodge has a restaurant, grocery store, cabin rentals, as well as bike rentals. Recreation Fee Pass required. For more information, call the US Forest Service, Flaming Gorge Ranger District at (435) 784-3445.

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17 days ago

Beautiful trail along the Green River. The trail down the gorge to the river edge is a bit steep but the rest is easy.

hiking
1 month ago

This is definitely not a "hard" hike, but more like a mellow nature walk. The first 2.5 miles and in the trees, and you finally get to a good view of the gorge at around 3 miles. Very pretty, but not what we were expecting!

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4 months ago

It's rated as hard, but actually more moderate. Mostly level walking with slight inclines. Path can be a little rocky, but mostly a nice dirt path. The sights are amazing, definitely worth it. And you can tailor the hike to the distance you'd like. We didn't do the whole thing but tied it into the Greens Lake Trail. Beautiful scenery.

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Monday, July 18, 2016