Red Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 170' 52 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 5,792' 1,765 m
Low: 5,623' 1,714 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
Popular runs nearby
6.6 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 552 ft Ascent 168.33 m Ascent
Little Death Hollow to Wolverine Canyon
17.9 mi 28.8 km • Point to Point • 2,564 ft Ascent 781.39 m Ascent
3.2 mi 5.1 km • Out and Back • 734 ft Ascent 223.63 m Ascent
Halls Creek and Narrows Route (Grand Gulch)
23.7 mi 38.2 km • Loop • 2,455 ft Ascent 748.3 m Ascent
Boulder to Highway 12 via Lower Death Hollow
20.0 mi 32.2 km • Point to Point • 1,477 ft Ascent 450.33 m Ascent
Escalante River: Escalante Town to Highway 12 Bridge
14.6 mi 23.5 km • Point to Point • 1,334 ft Ascent 406.64 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A decent trek along an old roadbed to the main event: Red Canyon.”— Hunter R
Further on, the trail, still following the roadbed, begins to descend moderately to the north and then a little more steeply when it swings to the west. At the bottom of the dugway, it directly crosses the Red Canyon wash and ends where it re-enters the drainage at a big cottonwood tree. If you are continuing in the wash, this is a good place to note for the return trip; usually, it is marked by a cairn, as well.
See Red Canyon for details regarding the trek up Red Canyon wash.
This content was contributed by author Rick Stinchfield. For a comprehensive hiking guide to Capitol Reef National Park and to see more by Rick, click here.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: NPS - Capitol Reef National Park