“This trail provides close-up views of some of the best red-rock formations near the Visitor Center.”
— Lee Watts
This is a short trail that leads past beautiful and unusual rock formations near the highway, making it perfect for those with shorter attention spans.
There are no fees to visit Red Canyon and no permits are required for this trail.
The Birdseye Trail starts from from first turn-out just west of the Visitor Center. In spite of the name, it only climbs 100 feet in 0.8 miles, but it provides close-up views of some of the best rock formations in the area. In places, the side of the trail slopes off somewhat steeply (but nothing like a cliff). The trail ends at the second turnout west of the Visitor Center.
Flora & Fauna
Sagebrush and conifers such as pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine.