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.

Reviews

Hard to Beat the Scenery

   October, 2016 by acewickwire

Started the nicely paved trail on the west end at Thunder Mountain TH. Made the climb up past the two tunnels and turned around at the small bridge. Thought we were getting close to the top but could see the trail continued to climb. The climb isn't difficult ...read more

what a treat!

   August, 2016 by valeriej3

I began my ride sort of in the middle of the trail near the OHV parking lot for the Fremont trail, just across from Tom's Best Spring Road. I had read other reviews that said going from east to west would be best but I wanted to see how far east the trail ...read more

Red Canyon Bike Trail Extended!

   August, 2016 by larry.erdman

I have lived here in southern Utah for 6 years and this is the first time today that I rode the trail. Part of my reluctance was the fact that the trail ends basically "no where" and you then have to either turn around or get onto Hwy 12. Well, I was ...read more