Horse Trails: Red Canyon Recreation
On the way to Bryce Canyon be sure to stop and enjoy Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest. It's not unusual for the visitor driving Scenic Byway 12, to think they have arrived in Bryce Canyon, as they view the red rock hoodoos towering around them.The Red Canyon recreation area allows ATV use, 4WD vehicles, cross country skiing, horseback riding and even dogs on select trails. If looking for a user friendly area to relax, camp and enjoy, then look no further than Southern Utah's Red Canyon or Cedar Mountain, both part of Dixie National Forest.
Casto Canyon Trail - This 5.5 mile moderate to strenuous trail is open to horses. There are great views of the red rocks along this hike.
Losee Canyon Trail - This 2.9 mile moderate trail is open to horses. The trailhead is at the bottom of Losee Canyon. This trail connects with the Cassidy trail.
Ledge Point Trail - This .6 mile easy trail is open to horses and ends at an overlook of Red Canyon.
Rich Trail - This 2.1 mile moderate to strenuous trail is open to horses. This trail connects with the Cassidy Trail.
Cassidy Trail - This 8.9 mile strenuous trail is open to horses. The trail is named for the infamous Butch Cassidy who used sections of the trail.
Thunder Mountain Trail - This 7.8 mile moderate to strenuous trail is open to horses. The red rocks on the lower section of the trail are outstanding.
Barney Cove Trail - This 1.9 mile moderate trail is open to horses.
Red Canyon is a section of Utah's Dixie National Forest located along Scenic Byway 12, just 13 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park. Passing through this hoodoo laden section of the forest is required to get to Bryce Canyon from the west.
Camping: There are 37 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire pits, tent pads, water, toilets, showers, dump station and garbage disposal. Dogs are welcome if on a leash.
Dixie National Forest, Utah
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