Red Beds Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews

Red Beds Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Devils Tower, Wyoming that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

2 days ago

A great hike for families with children

27 days ago

In late March it was still quite muddy with patches of snow, but 75% clear. Beautiful views in all directions, not least of all the ever-changing facade of “Bear’s Tipi”. The Belle Fourche river is gorgeous as it cuts through the Spearfish deposits of red sandstone.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail even in January! However, on a brief note about the park -- since it does not explicitly state on the NPS / Devil's Tower website, allow me to answer any questions regarding cycling in the park.

Mountain Bikes on dirt trails = no.
Mountain Bikes on paved trail = no.
Mountain Bikes on the main road = yes.
^^the main road is paved, very narrow to be sharing with cars, plenty of traffic

7 months ago

The combination of Red Beds and Joyner trails are highly recommended for a nice loop trail. Gorgeous views of Devil's Tower from different perspectives, beautiful walks in grass prairies, and plenty of shade among the pine trees. The smell of pine trees makes this trail very pleasant. Easy to moderate.

hiking
8 months ago

Most of the loop I found pretty boring. Some great views in the first 8th to quarter if you go counter clockwise. The red beds themselves were just ok.

hiking
8 months ago

Best loop in the park you see it all

8 months ago

We did this trail in the evening and loved it! So beautiful with the sun going down.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike that you get a little workout from. Took about 45 min with stops for tripod pics.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice views of the tower and really pretty red rocks.

9 months ago

We did this trail with the valley trail and together they were so fun! Don't miss prairie dogs on the other trail.

10 months ago

Fantastic views of the tower and surrounding wilderness.

hiking
11 months ago

Love the Red

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

My wife has arthritis in knees and back, but she did better than I did on inclines. Bring a hiking stick for balance. Saw a large family group of deer that let my wife walk up to them for pictures; got within about five feet. Nice, friendly neighborhood. Off season not crowded.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

very nice and well used trail for beginners. lots of great scenery. spotted deer, chipmunks, birds, and squirrels.

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

A great hike. We did this trail on a Sunday. Once away from the crowds in the main parking area we saw only four people, awesome! There are a few ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous, even for a flatlander.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

I am from Illinois and this trail was hard for me on the incline. The landscape around Devils Towers was just awesome. Loved the part through the red rocks. 7/3/2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Good trail and not too busy in the morning. Heavy vehicle traffic was entering the area as we left around 10. Great views of valley and tower.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Very nice hike. A more traditional hike compared to the shorter loop which is paved. I also added a section from the Valley View loop to extend it to 3.5 miles. Hike features varied terrains, from pine forest, to the red beds, to the flat prairie of the prairie dogs.

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Very easy walking, such beautiful scenery

hiking
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Very fun trail, the drive out to Devils Tower is beautiful. I'd definitely do it again.

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

A little icy but absolutely beautiful!!!!

trail running
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorites! Short but sweet! Go early to avoid people; between 5-6 am I didn't see a soul.

hiking
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Out RV was unable to park at the top of visitors site so we parked below at trailer camping and hiked up. Start trail by prairie and walk thru all the prairie dogs popping up out of their holes. Initial ascent is moderate but the views are totally worth it. Views of the valley below and devils tower will not disappoint. In fact the only disappointment was coming to the visitors center and encountering all the people. Absolute best way to see Devils tower.

hiking
Friday, May 02, 2014

This was our first experience with any trails in the area. It's been awhile since I've had a good hike, and this one was alot of fun. We spotted so much wildlife, flowers and other great scenery. It says 2.8 miles as the distance, but I swear I walked at least 35 miles today...or least my legs feel that way.

hiking
Monday, November 18, 2013

Great hike. On the east side of the trail there was quite a bit of mud as it rained a day prior plus I was there pretty early so the ground hasn't had time to dry out much. There was a few parts that is was a little tough to climb up but luckily I am in decent shape. It took me about 2.5 hours but that included several times that I stopped, enjoyed the view and took some pics. I didn't see another soul on the trail the whole time so that was great to have that area all to myself. Great time of year to go if you can catch the weather just right. Seen a bit of birds, chipmunks, squirrels and several white tailed deer. All & all, great hike and great views.

hiking
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Good trail not crowded and not to long or hard with some good veiws

hiking
Friday, July 26, 2013

This trail is for people who want to view the Tower without the crowds of tourist. Lovely trail, more wildlife then on top, lots of wild flowers with beautiful views of the Valley below the Tower.

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