The Red Canyon Visitor Center is located just off Highway 12 en route to Bryce Canyon National Park amid the spectacular red sandstone spires and formations. The Thunder Mountain Trail has some of the most spectacular red rock formations in the state of Utah. This trail takes you from tree covered washes up to the top of the Claron Formation where you will see birdseye views of the rock cliffs below. At one point you will travel across a spine while cliffs drop down on both sides of the trail. Thunder Mountain Trail can be combined with the Red Canyon Bicycle Trail, Grandview Trail and Coyote Hollow Road to make a great 15 mile roundtrip trail.
Red Canyon is a great place to hike and is not very crowded compared to Zion and Bryce, you could stop here just about any time of day and find parking. Hiking at Red Canyon or Losee Canyon is something I enjoy after having an early dinner (4pm) at the Bryce Pines Restaurant.
Located between Hatch and Panguitch, Utah
4.0 miles North of Hatch, Utah
11.2 miles South of Panguitch, Utah
4.0 miles South of Scenic Byway 12
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