The Red Canyon Visitor Center is located off of scenic Highway 12 en route to Bryce Canyon National Park. This area has been called one of the “most photographed places in Utah.” Red Canyon is a spectacular sight and stands true to its name. The red spires, hoodoos, and other rock formations are brilliant as it contrasts with a variety of mixed green pines. There are several trails that are available right out of the parking area. For hiking there is Pink Ledges, Hoodoo, Birdseye and Golden wall. For dirt bike riding there is Thunder Mountain and Red Canyon Bicycle trail that is also used for road bikes.
Directions: Approximately 7 miles from Panguitch,Utah on Highway 89, turn east onto Highway 12. From the junction it is approximately 3.5 miles to the Visitor Center, which is located near the Red Canyon Campground. Bryce Canyon National Park is a quick 13 miles away.
Interpretive Site (Major). The Red Canyon Visitor Center is located just off Highway 12 amid the spectacular red sandstone spires and formations. This area has been called the "most photographed place in Utah". It is easy to see why, with the brilliant red soil contrasted with the green pines. Handicapped accessable factilities, including restrooms and the lower portion of the Pink Ledges Trail. Offered for sale are a variety of gifts, souveniers, maps, books, tapes, and Smokey Bear collectables. Other offerings include brochures, and trail information. The Red Canyon Trail System is widely known and very popular. There are miles of ATV trails as well as paved bicycle trails. There are many trails open to foot traffic, as well as bicycle, horse and ATV. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up a map and guidelines as to the type of traffic each trail allows. Seasonal displays show the area's flowers, birds, trees and geology. There are permanent displays of area features as well. Other services include trip planning and interpretive programs. There are nature hikes, solar viewing, evening star programs and photography programs. Please call the Visitor Center for dates and times of these interpretive programs. Telephone Number: 435-676-2676