Red Canyon Campground
Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect. Fires are allowed in Red Canyon and other developed campgrounds, but are prohibited in most of Dixie National Forest. The news and events section of the Forest Service website will usually provide updates for current fire restrictions.
Located adjacent to Highway 12 (a scenic byway and an All-American Road), the Red Canyon Campground is nestled among ponderosa pine with scenic red rock geological formations throughout the canyon. The campground is at 7,300 feet in elevation.
The normal operating season is from Memorial Day weekend through October 1. Weather permitting the campground will be open until October 15th. The campground is divided into two loops and roadways, and parking spurs are paved. There is also an amphitheater located approximately one-fourth mile south of the campground via a hiking trail.
The Thunder Mountain and Red Canyon trailheads are included in the Red Canyon Recreation Complex. These two facilities are managed as non-fee sites.
$18 for a single family site.
$36 for a double family site.
$5 for each extra vehicle.
$5 per vehicle for day use.
$5 for non-campers to use the dump station.
Showers: $2.50 for 8 minutes
Reservations: First come, first served. No sites can be reserved at this campground.
Directions: From Panguitch, Utah, take U.S. 89 south 7 miles to Scenic Highway 12. Drive east 3.5 miles to the campground. See map below.
Open Dates: Weather permitting, will open around the beginning of May, and close mid October, or when the Red Canyon Visitor Center closes, whichever comes first.
Amenities: Flush toilets, drinking water, heated showers ($2.50 for 8 minutes), garbage service, RV dump station and an amphitheater.
Nearby: Hiking, biking and horseback riding on the Thunder Mountain Trail. Drive Scenic Highway 12, or bike the paved Red Canyon Trail, which parallels beautiful Highway 12 for about 5.5 miles. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.