8 miles
898 ft
-311 ft
Avg time
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  • Riding area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Paved Path
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating

The Red Canyon Bicycle Trail (a National Recreation Trail), running for more than 8 paved miles, is appropriately named. This must-do path travels through scenic red canyons in an area referred to as "Little Bryce," after the nearby Bryce Canyon National Park.

The trail offers a non-motorized alternative to the busy State Route (Scenic Byway) 12, both winding through the Red Canyon in Utah's Dixie National Forest to a high mountain plateau. Surrounding the trail are towering cliffs and scattered pine forest.

For a longer trek, trail-goers can connect with the rustic Thunder Mountain Trail on the path's western tip. Access to campgrounds is also available.

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Access Info

Parking is available on the trail's western end off SR 12 at the Thunder Mountain Trailhead or Red Canyon Visitor Center.

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More Stats for Red Canyon Bike Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    587 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,088 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,829 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,088 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,675 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,143 ft
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Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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