May 24, 2011

Near Bryce Canyon is a hidden gem, the Dixie National Forest, residing in the forest is Red Canyon.  Several day trips and hikes are accessible in Red Canyon.  One of the most popular trails in Red Canyon is the Arches Trail.  The trail is accessed through the Lossee Trailhead by driving approximately 2 miles east on SR 12 from US 89.  There will be a sign for Lossee/Casto.  Turn north onto this road and drive two miles to the Lossee Canyon Trailhead where the Arches Trail begins just north of the Lossee Canyon parking area. An easy trail for any age, at .7 miles one way, you get to enjoy the majestic beauty of meandering through red rocks, similar to those found in Bryce Canyon.  This trail is strictly open to foot travel only and is named for the 15 small arches found on the journey; the trail makes a loop through a small red rock cove to the top of the cliffs. Inspiring viewpoints and intriguing rock formations are found in abundance here. For more information on this trail go here. Click on this next link for more information on all trails in Red Canyon.

Categories: Hiking Red Canyon Scenic Byway 12