Red Canyon Trails

Red Canyon features an extensive and well-maintained trail system that provides something for everyone. The Red Canyon Trailhead Kiosk, located a short drive east of the visitor center, accesses five different trails which are open to hiking, biking and horses. Less-traveled trails provide a chance to get away from the crowds and see areas saturated with geologic treasures. Trails in Red Canyon are open year round, and when snow-covered some of the trails are perfect for touring on cross-country skis or snowshoes.

The Birds Eye Trail

Moderate eight-mile hike offering spectacular close-up views of the red rock formations.

Casto Canyon Trail

Gentle five-mile climb straight up to Casto Springs. Pass through Red Rocks and HooDoos whose beauty is only rivaled by Bryce Canyon. Off-highway vehicle use is allowed on the Casto Canyon Trail.

Casto Canyon Trail

Provides a more rugged look at some of the Red Canyon area “crown jewels”. The three- mile gentle single-track climb features stunning Red Rock Scenery. This one’s good for the whole family.

Cassidy Trail (Hike Only)

Connects Casto Canyon to Losse Canyon and extends into Red Canyon State Park. This trail is sixteen miles of intense climbing and descending. Intermediate to advanced riders will have fun. Ride through Pine country and Red Rock HooDoos. You get it all on this exciting trail!

Thunder Mountain Trail (Hike Only)

Starts north of Red Canyon State Park. It’s an up and down trail across the top of Plateau. Fast, fat track switchback descent to the entrance of Red Canyon State Park. This is the one you’ll be telling everyone back home about!

Chimney Trail (Hike Only)

Starts at the King Creek campground at Tropic Reservoir. A two-mile fat track climb primer, then a tight, steep, exposed switchback descent around Red Rock arches, chimneys and other Mars-like formations. This trail is for the Gnarly only