Red Canyon Trail

West Yellowstone, Montana

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The Red Canyon Trail leads to the Cabin Creek Wildlife Management Area of the Lee Metcalf wilderness. The trail follows Red Canyon Creek past the Red Canyon Fault, a 20-foot break in the southern slopes of Kirkwood Ridge. The fault was created in 1959 during the Madison River canyon earthquake. Near the Kirkwood Ridge, there are scenic views back down the canyon.
Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

The Red Canyon Trail leads to the Cabin Creek Wildlife Management Area of the Lee Metcalf wilderness. The trail follows Red Canyon Creek past the Red Canyon Fault, a 20-foot break in the southern slopes of Kirkwood Ridge. The fault was created in 1959 during the Madison River canyon earthquake. Near the Kirkwood Ridge, there are scenic views back down the canyon.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Yellowstone
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Local Maps: USGS Mt. Hebgen
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Canyon Trail

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7/15/2010
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Trail is almost exclusively uphill with plenty of switchbacks. Despite the many warnings we never saw a bear. We did see moutain bikers, horseback riders and even some motorcross bikers. Not too busy but more than we are used to. Beautiful views of lake and forest and a nice walk along the small creek.



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