In late fall, ominous clouds close in over Red Canyon, Utah just before a thunderstorm. Red Canyon is only 10 miles west from Bryce Canyon National Park and is one of many fantastic locations along Scenic Byway 12. Red canyon is known for its many hiking trails and hoodoos. It is located in the Dixie National Forest and is not considered a national park. Other areas somewhat close by are Bryce Canyon, Escalante, the Grand Staircase, and Cedar Breaks.
Most people simply stop and photograph the rock formations from the street and move on to Bryce, however Red Canyon has many trails that lead to really amazing views such as Losee Canyon Trail, Cassidy Trail, and the amazing Casto Canyon trail. Don’t miss this place!