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Golden Wall Trail #33095

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 925' 282 m
Descent: -442' -135 m
High: 7,854' 2,394 m
Low: 7,157' 2,181 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A scenic trail through ponderosa pine and beautiful golden and red rock walls.

Kristen Arendt

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The Golden Wall Trail is located in Red Canyon just northwest of the visitor center. The trail heads south from a small pullout on the south side of the road where parking is available. (Additional parking is available at the visitor center).

The trail passes through large groves of ponderosa pine and winds in and out of stunning rock walls composed of layers of red and yellow rock. There are several great viewpoints along the way where runners can stop to take in views of Red Canyon. The trail can be combined with the Buckhorn Trail #33037 and the Red Canyon Bicycle Trail to make a loop.

The trail was named for the large section of vertical golden rock walls. There are also many unique spires, hoodoos, pinnacles and other formations along the trail.

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Aug 22, 2019
Monica Felix
Lost trail mi 1 and mi 2.3 3.9mi — 2h 09m

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#5

in Red Canyon

#8235

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#5

in Red Canyon

#343

in Utah

#8,235

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This is the top part of the Buckhorn Trail. While not for those with acrophobia, it is not very dangerous for adults and well-behaved children. Only 10-20 yards have an actual cliff on one side.
Jul 5, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
The Golden Wall is about 0.5 miles from the Buckhorn Trail. Clouds on the left are smoke from a major forest fire.
Jul 5, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
At the pull-off near the start of the Hoodoo Trail.
Jul 28, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Near the Bryce Canyon to Red Canyon Bike Path.
Jul 28, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Hoodoos.
Apr 19, 2016 near Panguitch, UT

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