If you are following your GPS on UT-12 headed west toward Bryce Canyon, you might think you arrived prematurely as gorgeous rock formations begin appearing. This is Red Canyon. It is about 14 miles from Bryce Canyon. Most people watch this art of nature whiz by their windows. Some make an occasional stop for photos. But Red Canyon is worthy of a leisurely visit. Admission is free, the crowds are sparse and the views are picturesque such as this escarpment named Sunset Cliffs. There are several turnouts along the way. This one is the trailhead for Thunder Mountain. The moderate to strenuous trail measures 7.9 miles.