Hike the Crimson Trail

Utah Guinavah-Malibu Campground

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Amazing views of Logan canyon. Catch a view of the wind caves across the valley. Amazing stars at night. Not super popular. 1000 feet of elevation gain. 6 miles round trip.

From the start of Logan Canyon it's just 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 is located between campsites 29 and 30. Starting at an elevation of 5200 feet, it's just a smooth 6 mile round trip hike with 1000 feet of elevation gain. Not very busy due to the fact that the very 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 further you go the more it opens up and about the last 0.5-1 miles, you're hiking in the open with an amazing view. The hike back down you actually 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 moderately easy hike with an amazing view, not hard to get to, and very family friendly. Make sure to stay on the trail though, because you walk along the China wall with 200+ feet of cliffs. It's an easy enough hike too where you can hike it at night and have spectacular views of Logan and the milky way.

Campground Coordinates: 41.7618764, -111.6993841

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over 1 year ago

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.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Best Around

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

over 1 year ago

Added by Chandler Schoonmaker

19 year old photographer/videographer.

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Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Easy Parking
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