Red Canyon 2.5

Total Miles


1,241.76 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

For this ride, you can stage near the Santa Clara River crossing. There was a dirt bridge when we were there, but if it washes out, or if the water is too high in the springtime, it may be a water crossing. You go northwest alongside Miners Canyon with a beautiful view of Square Top Mountain and Jackson Peak in the distance. It starts out as a pretty decent county road, which is also called Manganese Wash Road, and then it turns into more of a trail once you get a little deeper into the backcountry. This is open-range BLM land, so you may see some cows and calves. We also saw deer along this trail. Instead of taking the hard left to continue on Red Canyon 2.5 at the top of this trail, we continued on northwest to try to get to Jackson Peak. The scenery is amazing in this area of southern Utah. In February of 2023, Utah began enforcement of a new law, which requires an online education course for all off-roaders. The free course is available online. Google "Utah OHV Education Course," and the free test will pop up. It's an easy test that will only take 15-30 minutes, and it's required for all off-roaders, Jeeps, SXSs, dirt bikes, and ATVs. Kids under the age of 18 will have to take the Youth Education Test at the same site. After completing the test, print out the certificate to carry with you which shows you completed the course. We have taken it, and it's really no big deal. Good reminders about trail etiquette and trail preservation.

Photos of Red Canyon 2.5

Red Canyon 2.5
Red Canyon 2.5
Red Canyon 2.5


This is an easy trail, which begins as a county road and then turns into a trail.

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Access Description

From St. George, UT, take Old Highway 91 towards Shivwits and the Paiute Reservation. Take a right on Gunlock Road. You can stage in a lot of places along Gunlock Road near the Red Canyon 2.5 Trail.

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