Red Canyon, Coyote Hollow Camp, UT

On our way from Zion to Bryce Canyon there is another beautiful landscape of southern Utah to see: the Red Canyon. We drove into the woods to the Coyote Hollow Horse Camp. Which was fully booked with other nice horse people, but we got lucky and found a spot in the Forest a couple hundred yards behind the camp, which was free. The camp itself has water and a vault toilet.

We did setup our corral and started exploring the surroundings by foot and lead the horses, we walked up to the hikers trailhead for the Red Canyon and Thunder Mountain Trail and then walked back. After a good nights sleep I was just making coffee and saw our horses digging one hole after another and rolling in them. I went outside and applied the fly masks since it seemed like there where biting flies awake in the morning in the woods.

Then we went for a long ride into the red wilderness of the canyon. You’ll find the trailhead for horseback riders just a little after the hiker’s trailhead on the top of the hill. We had to ride a couple of switchbacks into the canyon and then back up the hills. The views were just breathtaking!!!


Quick info:

  • Trails: 7.5 miles, very steep, mountainous
  • Stalls: No
  • Water: Yes, non-potable
  • Restrooms: Yes, 1 vault toilet
  • Camping: Yes, primitive. Only 4 sites available. First come, first served
  • Cost: $ 10 per night
  • More info about Coyote Hollow Campground and Thunder Mountain Trail

Thunder Mountain Trail Map


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