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.


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


   May, 2011 by trailbear

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST... TrailBear was last out this way in 2008, riding a folding Dahon Speed 7 - Gutterbunny '08. He is still looking for his pictures of the trail. He found enough pix of the red rocks. The rocks, BTW, are the Claron formation more