Hike the Crimson Trail

Guinavah-Malibu Campground - Search Nearby - Added by Chandler Schoonmaker

Amazing views of Logan Canyon. Catch a view of the Wind Caves across the valley. It's less crowded with 1000 feet of elevation gain.

From the start of Logan Canyon, it's a 4.3-mile drive up the canyon. Pull over at the Guinavah-Malibu campground (between mile marker 466 and 457). Enter the campground and drive to the east, over the Logan River bridge. The trailhead starts between campsites 29 and 30. Beginning at an elevation of 5200 feet, it's a smooth 6-mile round trip hike with 1000 feet of elevation gain. The Crimson Trail is less crowded since the popular Wind Caves are just across the way.

When you first start hiking, you're in moderate dense woods, but on a well-maintained trail. The farther you go, the more it opens up and about the last 0.5-1 miles, you're hiking in the open with a fantastic view. For the hike back down you keep going and its a lot steeper but not challenging. At the bottom, you walk about a mile until you reach the parking lot along the Logan River (feel free to take a swim).

It's a difficult hike with an amazing view and easy access. Make sure to stay on the trail, because you walk along the China Wall with 200+ feet of cliffs. 

Campground Coordinates: 41.7618764, -111.6993841

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This trail is awesome

I did a sunrise hike on this trail last weekend and the trail is just awesome. It's a fairly easy trail and has incredible views of the canyon. It's just above some very cool and large cliffs that add an awesome feel to the hike. There's also an incredible spot to watch the sunrise. About halfway through the hike there's a rocky outlook about 20 yards off the trail with great views of the East Horizon. This hike is incredible in just about every way.

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The hike was decently hard but provides you with quite the epic view.

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