Red Canyon Bicycle Trail

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

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


Pictures Can't Do Justice!

   March, 2016 by cstumblin

We rode this trail in mid October 2015 on the way to Bryce Canyon. The scenery was amazing! The contrast between the Orange-Red rock formations and the BLUE sky was crazy-gorgeous! The trails were newly paved and perfect. The only issue we had were that more

Not to be missed

   June, 2014 by rvchrissy

How about a trail that lets you ride through awesome red rock country. The trail is gently uphill for a heading towards Bryce Canyon National Park. Not to be missed. Rode on June 14, 2014. read more

TRAILBEAR TAKES THE REDS - The Red Canyon Bicycle Trail

   October, 2011 by trailbear

10.1.2011 Now, here is a nice trail on the western end of scenic (you better believe) Hwy. 12, climbing through the red rocks to the Paunsaugunt Plateau beyond. The canyon features a visitor center, a nice Forest Service campground on the trail (with more