Red Canyon is a National Forest just west of Bryce Canyon National Forest, so if you are coming from the west, you will drive right through it on your way. There is no fee and dogs are allowed in Red Canyon, also it isn’t at all crowded compared to Bryce, so that is another draw. You can still see some great hoodoos here in Red Canyon. This is also only a little over an hour north of Kanab, Utah.
There are lots of great trails here, but the one we did is Pink Ledges, which is a nice and easy loop near some caves, hoodoos, and viewpoints.
The kids loved climbing on some of the lower rocks and pointing to the interesting rock formations. There are quite a few little caves we passed along the way.
It is pretty cool to get close up views of all of the hoodoos along the Pink Ledges trail.
There are also some great viewpoints as you walk around the Pink Ledges Trail.
This is a great little trail if you want an easy stroll to see the beauty of Red Canyon.
Stats: Distance – .07 mile loop
Approximate hiking time – 30-120 minutes
Elevation gain – 118 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well defined trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Visitor’s Center
Seasons to hike – April-November (Sometimes open otherwise depending on weather)
Permits needed – None (It is just outside of Bryce National Park)
Pets allowed – Yes