12.5 miles
Distance
924 ft
Climb
-359 ft
Descent
00:59:01
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Ref Number
    #33016
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Paved Path
  • Bike Type
    XC, RD, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Red Canyon Bike Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    565 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,080 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,827 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,080 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,645 ft
  • Grade
    0.854%
  • Grade max
    -9.488%
  • Grade min
    9.706%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,940 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:13:08
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on Mar 8, 2021
Dry
Avg: 2.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Red Canyon Bike... Trail Reports

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      Mar 8, 2021 @ 8:45am
      Mar 8, 2021
      The trail is clear from Ruby's to the top of Red Canyon. There is still some snow on the trail in Red Canyon. Can be ridden but you might want...
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 10:39am
      Aug 7, 2018
      Short section washed away from Aug. 2nd storm. Can bypass via highway 12.
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 6:51am
      Apr 28, 2018
      Some construction work and short distance is closed. Walk around it or ride in the wash.
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      youtuber Epic Mountain Biking and Camping Trip In...
      1:16:32 | 214 | Dec 12, 2018 , Panguitch
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