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Red Reef Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (6)

A popular trail to a nearby swimming hole or a backcountry trek connecting Quail Creek with Cottonwood Canyon.


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Map Key

5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

Point to Point

3,758' 1,145 m

High

3,203' 976 m

Low

607' 185 m

Up

550' 168 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Need to Know

day use fee

Description

The first section of the trail is very popular. Nice weather brings visitors to the narrow canyon seeking the waterfalls and pools from Quail Creek. The trail also has a few sections requiring the use of moki steps and other scrambling techniques. There is usually a hand rope to help traverse the wall at the destination pools and waterfall.

From there the canyon continues up stream through a long slot and multiple dry falls, often filled with water during wet season or after rains. The creek flows constantly during the spring season but often shuts down later in the year. Hikers will get wet unless they choose somewhat difficult climbs above the drainage to circumvent the deepest pools.

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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in White Reef

#7530

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#2

in White Reef

#264

in Utah

#7,530

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Red Reef Trail
Oct 8, 2019 near Leeds, UT
Red Reef Trail
Nov 24, 2019 near Leeds, UT
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Feb 4, 2022 near Leeds, UT
View from the trail
Feb 4, 2022 near Leeds, UT
View from the trail
Feb 4, 2022 near Leeds, UT
Red Reef Trail
Oct 8, 2019 near Leeds, UT

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Feb 4, 2022
Stewart Carnes
Apr 3, 2021
Gabe Chavez
Oct 15, 2020
Kevin Anderson
Mar 16, 2020
hdjohnson
The creek and falls were running! 3mi