Red Desert Road

4.1/5 (8 reviews)
Red Desert Road is located within the Cedar Breaks region of the Dixie National Forest. This easy but very scenic route travels through lush mountain landscapes and wide-open prairie fields. Along the way, there are lava rock flows that wind their way through the trees and across the meadows. You ca... Read More
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Highlights of Red Desert Road

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Mud Category Icon Mud
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
9739 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
05/01 - 11/30
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
240
Nearest Town
Cedar City
Nearest Services
Cedar City
Management Agency
Dixie National Forest
District
Cedar City Ranger District

Overview

Red Desert Road is located within the Cedar Breaks region of the Dixie National Forest. This easy but very scenic route travels through lush mountain landscapes and wide-open prairie fields. Along the way, there are lava rock flows that wind their way through the trees and across the meadows. You can stop and view numerous craters left behind from when this region was littered with volcanic activity. The trail does have a few challenges in the middle section of the route. There is large lava rock in the trail and it becomes quite muddy from spring runoff. Connecting this trail Second Left Hand Canyon to the north, makes for a wonderful all-day adventure.

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