Red Canyon

Total Miles


2157.73 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This is a pretty out-and-back trail up through red canyon that ends at the hiking trail for Red Canyon Creek. The beginning of the trail is through private property, and the trail surface is well-maintained dirt and gravel. Once the trail enters the national forest, it has a few more ruts and areas where it would be slick when wet. The scenery of this trail is rolling grass hills through the canyon, lots of pine trees, and glimpses of the stunning rock face of Kirkwood Ridge. There are designated dispersed campsites further up this trail, and a couple of them are right along Red Canyon Creek. Some of the other campsites are at or near the hiking trailheads. Look for a little signpost with a camping tent symbol designating each official dispersed campsite. There are two hiking trails off this trail, Mount Hegben, and Red Canyon Creek. There is no cell service back here. Be prepared with your offline maps.


Dirt and gravel then narrows with potholes and ruts and may be very muddy when wet.

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