Red Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Red Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 4,688 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,646 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Red Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The trail gradually begins to gain elevation. At times the juniper and pinyon trees thin and you can see back to the Pine Valley Mountains to the northeast. Along with the trees, the area is laden with manzanita, sagebrush, yucca, and barrel cactus. After 2.5 miles the trail tops out at approximately 5150 feet. Here you can take a small detour from the trail out to the rim of Snow Canyon. The overlook offers a wonderful view of the white canyons contrasting with the red-orange surroundings. Often, sparrows and other small birds take occasion to play in the wind drafts created by the canyon. The trail continues southwest around the west side of Snow Canyon for almost another 2 miles before disappearing into a sea of sandstone swells. For day hikers, this is a good spot to turn around, making a round trip of 8 miles. For those looking for an overnight trip, there is ample space for camping amid the redrock."
--Steve Mann & Rhett Olson, 100 Hikes in Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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