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Blog Post - June 5, 2022

Red Canyon in southern Utah is a must visit on your way to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Red Canyon is located on Utah Highway 12, the scenic byway, which is about 16 miles from Bryce Canyon City.

This canyon is free to visit and has its own visitors center and great hiking trails with hoodoos.

As you pull up to Red Canyon, there is a big parking lot on the south side and a sign that says Dixie National Forest.

Red Canyon, Utah - Entrance

As you start to drive into the canyon you will see the Red Canyon sign.

Red Canyon, Utah - Sign

This is the Google Earth view of the parking lot area at the beginning of Red Canyon. You can also see that there is a paved bike trail that you can take from this parking lot too. This trail goes all the way to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Red Canyon, Utah - Parking Lot

This is an aerial view of the parking lot area.

As you enter Red Canyon, there are multiple pull offs to park your car and explore the trails.

This is what the first pull off area looked like:

Red Canyon, Utah - Pull off area
Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View
Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View
Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View
Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View

Then we drove to the next pull off, which was closer to the visitors center and parked. This is what it looked like:

Red Canyon, Utah - Pull Off Area
Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View
Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View

You can see the Visitor's Center from this view. There is a lot of parking and it also has trails you can hike.

Red Canyon, Utah - Aerial View
Red Canyon, Utah - Visitors Center

We drove down farther into Red Canyon until we reached the two arches that you can drive through. This is what it looked like:

Red Canyon, Utah - Arches
Red Canyon, Utah - Arches
Red Canyon, Utah - Arches
Red Canyon, Utah - Arches

You can see from these Google Earth Maps that Red Canyon is only about a 16 mile drive from Bryce Canyon City.

Red Canyon, Utah - Map
Red Canyon, Utah - Map

Red Canyon is definitely worth stopping and exploring on your next trip.

Red Canyon, Utah - View

We are definitely going to spend more time here on our next trip. There are so many trails to explore and we really want to ride our bikes on the bike trail.

Overall, we would highly recommend visiting and exploring Red Canyon, Utah.

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One of the best things about Red Canyon, Utah is that it is free to visit!

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CHECKLIST:

These are the checklist items I recommend:

  • A full tank of gas because there are no gas stations in Red Canyon
  • Bring a hat to keep the sun off of your face.
  • Wear shoes with good grip or hiking shoes.
  • Go Pro Hero 9 Black video camera to film your adventure. 
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