Red Rock Loop

In the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez area for this hike.  The loop consists of two very different halves, first a fire road that rises out of the canyon and provides nice views, followed by a rougher trek next to the Santa Ynez River with numerous crossings.  At the end of both legs there was a special treat, first Gibraltar Dam and Reservoir, and then a swimming hole beneath the big “Red Rock” for which the loop is named.  Good day!

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