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Amazing scenic photo opportunity

Take the time to stop on your way to Zion National Park. The photo opportunities are just out of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A nice exit from Bryce National Park

We left Bryce and had a wonderful time viewing these new red formations of rocks as we traveled to... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to stop on your way to Zion National Park. The photo opportunities are just out of your car door. Take a short hike on some of the trails and enjoy what nature has provided.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We left Bryce and had a wonderful time viewing these new red formations of rocks as we traveled to Zion National Park. The Redness of these peaks and valleys were a nice contrast to what we had seen in Bryce. A nice experience while we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

A beautiful road trip from Panguitch on the way to Bryce Canyon, definitely worth stopping en route for photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ingrid B
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This Canyon is absolutely beautiful! It is on the drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. It has some of the same beautiful rock formations as Bryce. It has unique drive-through tunnels. Unfortunately, it is greatly overshadowed by Bryce Canyon. It is definitely worth a stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terri P
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Driving from Interstate I-15 through Panguich and at the Red Canyon on highway 12, you drive through 2 tunnels on your way to Bryce Canyon National Park. Most people just drive through the Red Canyon area, but there is actually some nice scenery there in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Takara1
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A drive or hike in this beautiful red rock canyon is a treat! The rocks are so brilliantly red, redder than Bryce Canyon. It is on the road to Bryce Canyon. Skip the visitor's center...nothing there really except a gift shop. But do take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Aptly named geographical feature that is full of wonderful rock formations including two over road bridges with a clearance of less than.14 feet. We have driven up and down the canyon edge and you can see plenty from the highway. As the light changes so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Came here because we drove through the area a few times while visiting Bryce Canyon NP. Stopped at the visitor’s center which has some decent interpretive presentation materials, lots of old photos, maps and information on the area. They have a nice gift store, too....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Just returned from a trip to Utah and the Red Canyon was unbelievable. Did a couple hikes and enjoyed it totally.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Slidersue
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very cool to drive through on the way to Bryce. A number of places to stop and get out of the car and hike as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cindie S
June 10, 2018|
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Response from VegasVick | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no fees that I saw.
Courtney H
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Davis K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, hwy 12 goes through Red Canyon. Hiking trails are open all the time. The visitor center and campground are closed during the off season
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Roma, Italy
Page or Bryce vicinity? (5 Replies)
I am going to lead a small group (currently 6) of low-budget tourists. The morning of Sept 1 we will leave Las Vegas to visit Zion, perhaps see Red Canyon (I know it is between Zion and Bryce but have not been able to locate it on the map) and Bryce. Next day it's Antelope Canyon and a first taste of the Grand Canyon. I'm pondering whether it's best to stay the night near Bryce (Panguitch or Tropic) or go on to Page. The groups that did this trip before could not stop at all in Zion due...More
July 20, 2007|
Response fromwhere2travel|
It sounds like you have a lot to see in two days. The best approach would probably be to see Zion on one day and then Bryce and Antelope Slot Canyon the following day. I think it's too much to see both Zion and Bryce in one day to really appreciate anything. In that case, it may make more sense to stay somewhere nearish to Bryce (although Zion and Bryce are only a couple of hours apart). However, this doesn't factor in the Grand Canyon. Which bit of the Grand Canyon (North or South Rim)...More
Valley of Fire State Park vs Red Canyon National Park (5 Replies)
I would like to visit one of the Park for hiking with my family. Can somebody help me with this?
May 26, 2013|
Response fromGoGiantsfan11|
Red Rock if you are looking for more "real" hiking. Valley of fire has some hiking trails but they are short 1 -3 miles hikes..
Ruby's Trail Rides (4 Replies)
Has anyone taken one of the trail rides from Ruby's? I'm told that these rides are in Red Canyon just outside of Bryce, so I'm wondering if the ride is as good as in the park. We need a trail ride without the 220 pound limit.
April 19, 2006|
Response fromLASMCC|
My husband and I visited Bryce a few years ago and took the Red Canyon ride. I've never taken the ride in the park so I can't compare it, but we did really enjoy the ride through the red canyon. It was at the end of April and it must have been a quiet time because it was only my husband and I and the trail guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the scenery was beautiful. Enjoy your trip!