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Red Canyon

Highway 12, Panguitch, UT
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Panguitch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Canyons
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Evergreen, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rode from the ATV trail head all the way into the town of Panguitch. The town is ATV friendly which is really cool. The terrain changes from red rock to forest to unique grey rock. On the way back we almost ran over a small rattlesnake so be careful if you decide to venture off the trails into the bush.... More

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Valrico, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You will find it just prior to the entrance to Bryce Canyon. It is a very picturesque place given the rock formations and the red color of the soil. There is a nice campground as well as numerous self guided hiking trails. A couple miles prior but also part of this area is the Losee and Casto Canyons which offer... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The best thing about Red Canyon in June is that you don't have to compete with the dozens of busloads of tourists and hundreds of hikers you run into in Bryce and Zion. Same red rocks, same hoodoos, just no people, especially on the Arches Trail. Oh - and it's free! Note that the trail can be a little slippery... More

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We questioned if we should have stayed in the town outside of Bryce Canyon but the area looked to be owned by one family and not top notch reviews. We stayed in Panguitch which we are glad we did because we came across this area on the way back into Bryce. We stopped at the visitor center and got a... More

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Plant City, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were on our way to Bryce Canyon and came across Red Canyon. It is a short distance from the town of Panguitch. Very petty red rock against bright blue skis. There are two arches that you drive through also, with lots of places to pull over and take pictures. So pretty!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We will definitely spend more time here next time. We were pushed for time, so we only stopped briefly and took a few pictures. It is a really breathtaking area. I would highly recommend stopping!

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Murray, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is my second visit this year. Often travelers just speed through this canyon on the way to Bryce canyon. I would suggest stopping in a couple of places to take in the beauty, and perhaps taking a short "hike" along some fairly easy and picturesque trails. The morning and evening sun make the colors come alive even more.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you are traveling from Zion to Bryce, or vice versa, leave an hour or so to visit Red Canyon. It is on the far west edge of Dixie National Forest, and you will be driving right through it. It doesn't match either Zion or Bryce in splendor or scope, but it would be a remarkable sight anywhere else in... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful scenery (like most of Utah) as you climb several thousand feet from 1-15 towards US89. Make this part of the trip if you are heading to Zion from the north or Bryce from the south.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Next to Bryce, this is a beautiful canyon. It is a quick stop right off of highway 12. Take a little time to visit. There is a biking trail across the road.

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