The Rock Canyon Overlook is a breathtaking stop along the dirt section of the Kyhv Peak Road. It’s only a half mile (2-3 minutes) beyond the trailhead for the shortest route up Buffalo Peak so they can easily be combined.
If you want to go directly, turn left and after a minute the road becomes an improved dirt road.
In 3.9 miles you arrive at the Rock Canyon Overlook.
The view above is right from the edge of the road, so it’s mostly accessible. You can walk out less than 0.1 mile round trip for a grander view, but that trail isn’t accessible. Toddlers could easily do this if they will hold on to their parents. The drop offs aren’t too precarious, but it would make me nervous to have little wanderers.
Here is the stunning view looking east.
Here is the south view.
Here is the southwest and west views!
This main canyon above is Rock Canyon. These are views from the entrance of Rock Canyon.
When you hike up you get to the Rock Canyon Campground. You could also get to it by driving further along the Kyhv Peak dirt road. Here are views from that trail.
That view is further south, but you can definitely tell it’s the same canyon.
The south view is also just a little off from the one at the top of the Rock Canyon hike.
Those views from Rock Canyon require over a 5 mile hike, but this one just requires driving a bit on a dirt road and stepping out 2 minutes from your car.
Stats: Distance – less than 0.1 miles round trip
Approximate hiking time – 2 minutes
Elevation gain – 2 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – trail of dirt and rocks (improved dirt road to get there)
Bathrooms – At campgrounds
Seasons to hike – June – October
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes