Red Canyon

Trip Start May 27, 2009
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Trip End Sep 19, 2013


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Flag of United States  , Utah
Monday, August 23, 2010

The Red Canyon is located north of Bryce and is considered the first viewpoint of the Highway 12 Scenic Byway. The Claron Limestone Formations built from sediments of a lake that covered this region 35-50 million years ago gives the Red Canyon its brilliantly colored hoodoos. The pink, orange, and red tones come from oxidized iron in limestone - in other words, rust. Color hues depend on the amount of iron in the rock.

Today, we decided to hike the Buckhorn, Golden Wall, and Tunnel Trails. It totaled 7 miles and ranged from moderate to strenuous. Views were spectacular and well worth it.
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