Red Canyon

Scout Route
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Red Canyon is a short, leisurely drive through one of Wyoming's most spectacular landscapes. The route is just over 10 miles of packed dirt. The route can be traveled in either direction, beginning at the top of the route or starting near the Red Canyon Overlook. The overlook on Highway 28 has outstanding views of the beautiful scenery and informational signage about the area. Red Canyon is listed as a National Natural Landmark and has a seasonal closure from December 1st to April 30th. The canyon's red and orange bluffs stretch into green meadows and tall cottonwood trees. During the spring, the slopes are covered with wildflowers. Red Canyon has a long and rich history. The area has great religious significance for the local tribes and was also an important transportation corridor for the western expansion. Today, the canyon supports great herds of grazing animals such as elk, mule deer, and other small mammals and birds. There is no camping along this route. But there is plenty of camping in the surrounding areas. There is public access to fishing along the route as well.