Red Reef Trail

Leeds, UT
Length: 1.44 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 12    Average: 3.7/5]

Red Reef Trail, known by locals as “Red Cliff Trail”, is a short out and back that’s an excellent introduction to all the beauty of Utah. It’s a slot canyon that’s doable by little ones with easy climbs up sandy manmade steps and descends into a canyon that has a creek running part of the year.

What you will love about this trail is how many kid-friendly climbs there are through rocks, over tree stumps and through creek beds.

The final part of the hike is up a little rock wall with a rope. This might be a little scary for some and definitely a climb you want to do with your little one on your back. See the images to get a perspective of it.

Even if you don’t make the final waterfall climb, this canyon does not disappoint and has fun surprises around every bend.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Viewpoint, and Waterfall

There are so many places to stop on this trail! Make sure to check out the “elephant tree”, which is an old dead tree that looks like an elephant’s head.

Also, there are many rock caves to hike through and little ledges to climb on.

The final part of the hike has an awesome waterfall to climb (it’s dry for part of the year) so make sure to check that out.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Make sure you have your National Park Pass for this trail. You can also pay in a self-pay booth at the beginning if the entry booth is closed.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 12    Average: 3.7/5]

Shanti Hodges is the Founder of Hike it Baby. Shanti started the organization in Portland, OR in 2013 so she could find friends to hike with. It quickly caught on locally and people started contacting her to help develop hike communities that were baby and toddler focused in other cities. To further support her mission to get families outside, Shanti wrote a book “Hike it Baby: 100 Awesome Outdoor Adventures with Babies and Toddlers.” She is committed to getting local and national parks to be more aware of how they can better support families with babies and newly walking children. Shanti lives in Southern Utah with her husband and son. In her spare time she’s a hike guide and hosts women’s hike retreats

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