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The jeep trail is one-way, accessed from Butte Valley. It ends about 1/3 the way down the canyon. You can walk another 2-3 miles until you reach a dry waterfall and, further down, a strip mine.
While the trail down Redlands Canyon is short, it takes you down a canyon where an unknown bit of American history happened. In January 1850, Manly and Rogers led the Bennett and Arcan families to safety down this canyon. Suffice it to say that it was one of the most heroic rescues in American history, as those two young men walked 700 miles to bring those men, women and children to safety!
And, assuming you camp in either Redlands Canyon or adjacent Butte Valley, there is so much to do if you're willing to stick around and camp for a few days. Hike to the top of Manly Peak and Striped Butte. Cross the valley to its east end and drive to Arrastre Spring. Get up early and listen to the dozens of coyotes who seem to own the valley.
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