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Red Canyon

Highway 12, Panguitch, UT
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Panguitch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Canyons
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Gardiner, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A couple of great short trails starting from the Visitor Center on route 12 take you up close and personal with some of these awesome red rock formations. Besides giving you a good little aerobic workout you can get some great shots of these odd formations with their brilliant coloring....especially if you hit them late in the day with a... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is very similar to Bryce Canyon in shape and form. Perhaps a little richer red in color. I love the two tunnels (arches) that you have to drive through. The visitor center wasn't open but I wish it was. Nice place to take some pictures and do a little hiking.

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New Jersey
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My favorite stop of the day. The reddish hues of the rock are breathtaking as the light changes. Many overlooks for pictures & exploring.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lovely rock formations but we had to start climbing almost straight away from the roadside. It had been raining heavily the night before so it was too slippery to get a good grip, shame. Others were having the same problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The hikes in Red Canyon are short but should not be missed. You can stick to the paths for easy to moderate walks or scramble up rocks to the hoo doos heights and view the valley below. The ranger station volunteers were a great resource. There are more photo ops moment to moment here than the other near-by, more famous... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Red Canyon is the perfect appetizer for what is ahead at Bryce Canyon and is a destination on its own.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The road to Bryce Canyon National Park goes right through Red Canyon, giving eastbound travelers on UT-12 their first glimpse of hoodoos and red sandstone. Most people drive right on through the two sandstone tunnels and off to Bryce, or at most pull into a turnout for a quick photo. But Red Canyon and the adjacent Casto and Losee Canyons... More

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Northern VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Red Canyon rocks were a deep red-orange and absolutely beautiful! Morning or afternoon, the sun creates different shadows and colors. Very spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was nice to do a canyon that did not involve hairpin curves and high altitude yet had wonderful red rock. Nice introduction to Bryce Canyon. We didn't have time to get out and enjoy it--our bad.

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Guilderland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very beautiful drive through Red Canyon to get to Bryce from the west. We didn't have time to hike or horseback ride, but looked very tempting.

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