Cassidy Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Cassidy Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Panguitch, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 623 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

1 month ago

Rocky, watch your footing. Beautiful landscape, good for panoramic views.

mountain biking
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, although not the best in Red Canyon. Maybe that is not fair, as it was very foggy this morning, so I did miss out on the panoramic vistas. The trail is clearly used by a lot of horses, but evidence of mountain bikers was scarce today. There were some significant patches of mud this morning. I was by myself the whole hike. There are a lot more trails here than what show on the AllTrails Map. You can see a full map at the trailhead (photo attached). I went up the Cassidy trail (named after Butch) and continued on to Brayton Lookout (where there is a small corral and where the trail makes a sharp 90 degree turn right). I came back around the Rich Trail and did the Ledge Point Trail loop, which was the best part of the hike. It ended up being almost 6 miles with close to 750 ft of elevation gain. There are a lot of signs at the trail junctions. If you get confused, make sure to look at them from all directions, as that helps you figure out how to get to where you want. Some of the photos attached to this trail are of different places in Red Canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a pleasant surprise, I came to Bryce with my dog knowing options with him would be limited. We did sunrise to sunset peak inside the national park with him but wanted to tire him out before our drive back to SLC. This trail was 2 or 3 miles up (not too difficult) and then the top was a wonderful view almost comparable to Bryce amphitheater.

mountain biking
Friday, June 15, 2018

Short and pretty easy ride with a few climbs. Biggest challenge was the chewed up loose dirt from the horses on the trail. Did solo early in the am before heading to Zion but would recommend adding in the other connecting trails like the Rich Trail to add some mileage. Everything is marked well and would make for a great warmup ride for thunder mountain or other more challenging trails.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Nice hike....low traffic....hot in the sun...cool in the shade...Perfect.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

On an overcast day this hike is perfect. Beautiful scenery all around. Only saw a couple people. This trail consists of several loops and taking you different directions. Fun hike and worth doing if your in the area.

walking
Friday, December 22, 2017

couple of nice viewpoints, watch for mountain bikers

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

I loved this hike. Very relaxing and fairly easy trek. There is a beautiful overlook called Brayton Point that is worth seeing. We started off on Cassidy Trail and ended up coming down on the Rich Trail. We started late in the day 2:30-3p and made it back to the car around 5:30-6p. Great weather (1st week of April). Get out there and enjoy this one!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

loved it, great for short but slightly technical, you have to pay attention to the markers.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail. Doesn't seem to be a loop... dead ends in to an epic overlook. When heading back take "rich trail" and you'll loop back to Cassidy trail right before the parking lot.

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I am reviewing only the portion of Cassidy Trail up to the second junction with Rich Trail. I then completed a loop on Rich Trail before returning to the trailhead on Cassidy Trail. This little out and back with a loop configuration came in at almost exactly four miles. Nice trail generally in the open but through some pine forest with pockets of shade. Sandy surface on Cassidy Trail. The trail crosses a broad dry wash a few times. Gentle grade on Cassidy Trail, then a few short, steep sections on Rich Trail. Nice views, nothing spectacular; there are some rock formations resembling the hoodoos seen in Bryce Canyon. You could have this trail all to yourself. I started in early afternoon on a weekday in mid June and other than a family of four hanging out in the wash about half a mile from the trailhead I saw absolutely no one. From what I can tell this trail may be more popular among mountain bikers than hikers. It is also open to equestrians and I noticed a fair amount of droppings. Of course there is no water so bring plenty if you go. Nice low key hike away from crowds.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Did about 1.5 out and back to where it forks at Rich Trail. Really nice hike and pretty level. Interesting hiking. Loved the view of parts of Red Canyon.

hiking
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Great spring hike. No signs on Hwy 89 so when Bryce is jammed you'll get Red Canyon all to yourself. Old growth forest, wild flowers, and lots of sand and gravel in the bottom of the canyon. A real workout for your feet and calves.

hiking
Friday, August 15, 2014

Very interesting and scenic area of southern Utah between Zion and Bryce National Parks. It is in Red Canyon where Butch Cassidy and his gang used to escape from the law and hide out until "all was clear". Really red rocks (hence the name), awesome hoodoos and lots more vegetation than I expected. It is a mostly out-in-the-open type trail with lots of heat and sun exposure. Plan accordingly. The Loop itself is not difficult but well worth the time it takes to hike it. Be sure to stop at Red Canyon if you are on your way to Zion or Bryce - I think a lot of people just kind of zoom on past it without realizing the beauty it has to offer.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hiked a five mile chunk. Sure it's for bikers but we only saw two. And no other hikers. Quite peaceful and the stretch we hiked was not too demanding. Fantastic views. Lots of nutcrackers and a couple of hawks. Plus lizards of course.

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