Casto Canyon Trail is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Panguitch, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and ohv/off road driving and is best used from May until October.

Length10.8 miElevation gain954 ftRoute typeOut & back
Hikingohv / off road drivingViewsRocky
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Trail is not open to full size off road vehicles larger then 50" (jeeps, trucks etc.) only Side X Sides, ATV's and motorcycles.

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Adam Lieziert
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Hiking

Tried to take my Jeep, but trail isoyfor ATVd narrower than 50”

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Oren Zvulun
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Mountain biking

The first couple of miles up the canyon are gorgeous, and even more so with the evening sun lights. Easy walk. I biked it. This isn't a single trail but a 4x4 road inside the canyon with lots and lots of water crossings this time of the year. Fun if you like getting wet... The climb seems steeper than described here but it's probably just me with the heights here and al. I wandered off the trail at some point as you can see on the recordings, that part isn't worthwhile and hard with the bike.

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Charlie Stevenson
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OHV/Off-road driving

Just to let folks know this trail is NOT open to vehicles or sxs larger then 50" just an FYI thank you !!!

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Gary Barker
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OHV/Off-road driving

We have drove this with our Side X Side 3 times and it gets better each time. The views are like Bryce, but without the crowds. It is the offroad ride we love the most. It handles Side X Sides, ATV's and motorcycles well. It's a hidden gem, so not many people go on it. While you could hike it, and it would be beautiful, make sure you go an off time or you will be eating dust from the off road vehicles, and there is no water. So, my recommendation is, there are better hiking trails, I would avoid it for hiking. I doesn't take long, but don't go if there is going to be a storm or if heavy rain has come through since the trail at times could be impassible. PLEASE DON'T TAKE JEEPS OR THE LIKE ON THIS TRAIL. You could get stuck, cause the other off road vehicles there to have to go way around you and ruin the sides of the trail. That's why they close trails like this, because these are not meant for on road vehicles, so please be responsible. The gate opening is only big enough for about a 62" vehicle. DON'T cut the fence and drive around because your vehicle is too big to fit ... there is a reason it's there. It is for Offroad atv type vehicles only (and hiking/biking if you dare). If you continue up the trail past the acutal hiking area (about 7 miles up the vehilce trail) then you find yourself in some wonderful back road trails as well. However, there are a few areas that are tight to get you Side X Side through. Take some pics, because the views are out of this world.

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Zach Alan
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Walking

nice alternative to Bryce, more rugged, dog friendly

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Kelly Barrett
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OHV/Off-road driving

Beautiful Drive. We have a upgraded Toyota Tacoma and some of the spots were tight, but overall a beautiful secluded drive.

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Carl Chappell
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OHV/Off-road driving

Great for ATVs and side-by-sides. the hoodoos and rock formations are beautiful. Can be linked with a ride down Limekiln Canyon. Would recommend this ride very highly.

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Lindsey Meyer
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Mountain biking

Not a mountain biking trail. This is a sandy sandy trail in a wash. It's terrible for biking. My husband and I left and did Thunder Mountain instead.

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Charlie Stevenson
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OHV/Off-road driving
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Awesome trail beautiful rock formations and a canyon full of Hoodoos... certain times of the year there is a small stream that runs thru the bottom of the canyon...be careful if you are making this trip during the monsoon season this canyon can be very nasty during a flash flood

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Alec Wyand
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Hiking
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Jerry Kubik
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Mountain biking
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Laura Martin
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Hiking
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JR Schmidt
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Hiking
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Justin Barlow
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OHV/Off-road driving
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Mark Strobin
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Hiking
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Andrew L. Stinson
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Hiking
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Andrew L. Stinson
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Hiking
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Bruce Hunt
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Will Barns
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Hiking
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Justin Taylor
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Hiking
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Dan Dinu
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Mountain biking
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Troy Shields
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OHV/Off-road driving
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Guilherme Pegoretti
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Hiking
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