River otters, Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, beavers, Bald Eagles, Magpies, and Brown Trout in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation area.
From Vernal, head north along US 191/UT44 to the Red Canyon Visitor Center turnoff about 40 miles from town. The turnoff is located between mileposts 3 and 4 on UT44. The Visitor Center is 3 miles down the road. The single track begins next to the restroom on the right (east) side of the parking lot. The trail follows the rim of the canyon and is clearly marked by blue diamonds on the trees. Along the way, look for turnouts to overlooks, most of which are signed. After about a mile, the trail passes through Canyon Rim Campground and continues along the rim for about another mile. It then heads south away from the rim. Up ahead is a junction. The left fork drops, crosses Skull Creek, and continues to the Greendale rest area. This is a good turnaround point. Advanced riders may incorporate the Swett Ranch loop here (see Swett Ranch Trail listing). The junction's right fork heads west and follows blue diamonds around a middle loop in the trail.