Red Rock Canyon Route
ElevationAscent: 1,320' 402 m
Descent: -1,319' -402 m
High: 6,835' 2,083 m
Low: 5,519' 1,682 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“An elusive, out-and-back run that provides the longest and easiest route down into the canyon.”— Zander Göpfert
Campfires are not permitted.
The first mile of the route heads across private property, and all visitors must stay on the doubletrack road. Look for the trailhead at the end of the road. Here, visitors must sign the register and pay the entrance fee.
The beginning of the route into Red Rock Canyon is straightforward. Half-way down the route, there are a number of stream crossings that can be tricky with route-finding. From here to the shoreline, be aware of poison ivy as it can be in abundance.
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