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  • Jim & Millie
    Mayer, Arizona28 contributions
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    NEVER GETS OLD
    We've been coming to Red Canyon and the surrounding areas for years. This place holds a lot of memories for us. People here in Arizona talk about Sedona and it's red rocks and scenery. Now don't get me wrong Sedona is beautiful but doesn't stand a chance against Southwestern Utah.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,377 contributions
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    Beautiful Area Near Bryce Canyon
    I drove through Red Canyon on my way to and from Bryce and the area was quite beautiful. It gives you a nice preview of spectacular scenes to come. However, it sounds like it is an area worth exploring itself with several easy and scenic trails right near the visitor center off the main road.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 April 2024
  • robd
    Ann Arbor, Michigan214 contributions
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    Don't Miss This
    We hiked on the Pink Ledges Trail and it was a highlight of our trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon. The hike is short and relatively easy, a bit steep in parts but the views are phenomenal. I would imagine the other trails at Red Canyon are the same or perhaps even more spectacular but we were a bit limited in time. Don't miss this stop!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2024
  • Catherine W
    Chippenham, United Kingdom271 contributions
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    Where Forest Gump stopped
    It was very quiet when we got there and the place is obvious, slow down signs and lots of stalls. I had my photo taken in the middle of the road as did others ,including a mother and child placed there by photographer husband. Happily there were few cars. The views of the valley are spectacular from this vantage point.! Well worth a stop . The filmmakers knew what they were doing. Must say that was one place among our many photos our children and grandchildren instantly recognised!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2024
  • TravelerCentralFLA
    Clermont, Florida1,719 contributions
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    A Beautiful and Quiet Place to Hike
    We visited Red Canyon on our recent visit to Tropic, Utah. Red Canyon is just outside of Panguitch, Utah, and only a few minutes from Bryce Canyon City on highway 12. It is part of the Dixie National Forest. It is a great collection of hoodoos and other rock formations. There is a nice visitor center and the area is run by the National Forest Service. We hiked the Pink Ledges Trail and the Hoodoo Loop Trail. We really enjoyed our hike. We went in the evening and ended the hike right around sunset. The lighting playing on the red rocks was very beautiful. We had the trail to ourselves and it was peaceful and quiet. The hikes were not difficult and especially the Pink Ledges hike is accessible for most people with decent mobility. Red Canyon is a nice additional stop to add to a Bryce Canyon visit. I highly Recommend Red Canyon.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 July 2024
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
We visited Red Canyon on our recent visit to Tropic, Utah. Red Canyon is just outside of Panguitch, Utah, and only a few minutes from Bryce Canyon City on highway 12. It is part of the Dixie National Forest. It is a great collection of hoodoos and other rock formations. There is a nice visitor center and the area is run by the National Forest Service. We hiked the Pink Ledges Trail and the Hoodoo Loop Trail. We really enjoyed our hike. We went in the evening and ended the hike right around sunset. The lighting playing on the red rocks was very beautiful. We had the trail to ourselves and it was peaceful and quiet. The hikes were not difficult and especially the Pink Ledges hike is accessible for most people with decent mobility. Red Canyon is a nice additional stop to add to a Bryce Canyon visit. I highly Recommend Red Canyon.
Written 1 July 2024
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Sherry P
West Linn, OR1,064 contributions
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Oct 2020
My husband & I loved the Golden Wall/Buckhorn Trail. We started on the Golden Wall Trail, at the trailhead on Hwy 12 just west of the Red Canyon Visitor Center. After 2.8 miles and 500' elevation climb, the scenery only gets more majestic as you hike up and over the ridge. We hooked up with the Buckhorn Trail to the top of a magnificent vista before descending down on the Buckhorn Trail (.9 mile). We didn't encounter a single hiker the entire hike. Amazingly, benches have been placed along the Buckhorn Trail. The Buckhorn Trail ends in the Red Canyon Campground between site #24 & #26. We walked safely back to the Visitor Center on the bike trail. This hike is not to be missed...the scenery is breathtaking and the solitude so captivating! We also enjoyed the short hikes: Birdseye Trail, Photo Trail & the Arches Trail. All great photo opportunities.
Written 6 October 2020
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Ruth F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
We found the walk at Pink Ledges just as intriguing and beautiful as walking the Queen's Garden at Bryce, just not as crowded. It was so delightful and for this 76 yr old woman with a 6 month old hip replacement a real thrill of accomplishment. I would even do it again in the opposite direction, really fun.
Written 8 July 2022
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Ginger B
Helena, MT336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We enjoyed it on the way to Bryce Canyon National Park, speeding by on the highway. Then having spent the day in Bryce with the crowds, narrow winding roads and steep drops, we spent hours here on the way to our hotel. As a person with a pretty severe issue with heights, Bryce was a real struggle and the crowds made it very hard to enjoy the trails. Red Canyon, just outside Bryce, was everything I had hoped from in Bryce. I was able to walk the trails and experience the hoodoos, flora and fauna without being bumped and jostled. While the trails were not wheelchair accessible, my husband who has significant mobility challenges was able to walk them with his canes. The views from the many pull outs were fantastic. The visitor's center was great, and the perfect place to enjoy the easier trails. We got to feel like we really experienced the red rock hoodoo country and it was just awe inspiring.
Written 4 October 2022
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GK360
Seattle, WA165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was our first time to the National Parks in southern Utah. On the way to Bryce, we stopped here at Red Canyon. Wow! What a pleasure. Beautiful scenery that is well named! We arrived after the Visitor Center was already closed, which was expected, but had done some quick research as to what we could enjoy with limited time. After snapping some photos with Smoky the Bear, it was Pink Ledges Trail for the win! We had the place to ourselves. It was awesome. Definitely recommended. We'll be back with more time in hand to explore more trails.
Written 17 January 2022
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Kelly S
Cleveland, OH13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Stopped here for a short hike on our way from Bryce to Vegas. Trail maps are available inside the visitor center. Trails are clearly marked and there is something for everyone. My husband and I hiked about an hour total and took in beautiful views of the rock formations. Longer trails are also available. Definitely recommend.
Written 16 October 2022
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ReadRibbet
1,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
We stayed in Panguitch the night before a planned visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. We decided to scout out the area and explore the drive from Panguitch to the entrance to Bryce and were totally surprised by the unanticipated beauty as we drove through the Red Canyon area. Unbelievable beautiful rock formations along scenic highway 12. There are plenty of places to pull off and park so you can explore and photograph the area. No fees or permits are needed to drive through and take in the area. It gives you just a taste of what will await you when you go on to explore Bryce!
Written 10 July 2021
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Lorna B.
Bechtelsville, PA884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We passed through this area while driving Rt. 12 from Panguitch to Bryce Canyon National Park and then back home again. As all the posted photos attest, this area contains some beautiful rock formations. We did not hike in earnest but did walk the Pink Ledges Trail near the Visitor Center (see separate review). The scenery here rivals that at any of the national parks--even the gnarly trees are scenic here.
Written 14 September 2022
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Robert B
Plattsmouth, NE492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This is an amazing place to stop and get your hike on in the Red Canyon. Amazing pictures and nice hikes. We hiked the entire park in a few hours and got a ton of wonderful pictures. Stop and enjoy what it has to offer!
Written 27 May 2021
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robd
Ann Arbor, MI214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
We hiked on the Pink Ledges Trail and it was a highlight of our trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon. The hike is short and relatively easy, a bit steep in parts but the views are phenomenal. I would imagine the other trails at Red Canyon are the same or perhaps even more spectacular but we were a bit limited in time. Don't miss this stop!
Written 6 June 2024
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