Red Canyon Trail

West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

Red Canyon Trail

Red Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Red Canyon Trail Trip Reports

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7/15/2010
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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Trail Information

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

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