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Red Canyon along Scenic Byway 12 in UtahRed 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.

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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.

Red Canyon's Visitor Center: The Red Canyon Visitor Center was completed in the winter of 2004. It is located along Highway 12 and is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. The center provides information on hiking, ATV trails, 4WD trails, horse trails and the beautiful paved bike trail that runs through Red Canyon. There are some fun hikes in Red Canyon including the Birds Eye Trail. This is a moderate .8 mile hike that takes hikers up close to red rock formations. The 3 mile Losee Canyon Trail takes hikers past some select rock formations. The seasonally opened visitor center is located right on Scenic Byway 12.  They can be reached at: 435-676-2676

Entry fee: As part of Dixie National Forest, rather than a national park or monument, there are no entry fees to drive through or hike in Red Canyon.

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.

Utah's Dixie National Forest: Red Canyon
Red Canyon is a unique part of Dixie National Forest near Bryce Canyon with eroded hoodoos like Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks. It is found along U-12

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Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest - southern Utah

A set of hoodoos from Red Canyon

 

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Lodging Zion National ParkLodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.

 

 

 


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