Red Canyon, Utah
Dixie National Forest is divided into four area with Red Canyon as the most diverse. It is near Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Red sandstones will grab your attention as you enter Red Canyon. This is not what you expect to see in a National Forest. Still the recreation offered in a National Forest is vast including horseback riding, hiking trails, off road vehicle paths, biking, camping, picnicking, scenic drive, photography and in the winter – cross country skiing.
Red Canyon hoodoos are unique in appearance and organization from those of nearby Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks. In Red Canyon the numerous red hoodoos line the road instead of filling an amphitheater.
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. The seasonal Red Canyon Campground is shaded by ponderosa pines, junipers and Douglas firs. The campground usually closes the first day of October and opens again May first.
Dixie National Forest, Utah
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