Golden Wall Trail to Castle Bridge Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Golden Wall Trail to Castle Bridge Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Panguitch, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles
616 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




Castle Bridge Trail #33096 offers spectacular scenery and unique red rock formations. This trail was named for the rock bridge between two large spires northeast of the trail’s lower junction with the Golden Wall Trail. In addition to spectacular red rock scenery a spectacular balanced rock is found at the higher elevations.

3 days ago

if you're strapped on time do this trail. it can be done in less than an hour, but if you have time , continue on and complete the golden wall loop trail. It's worth it

1 month ago

Red Canyon is the best kept secret just a few miles away from its immensely overcrowded big brother, Bryce Canyon, and the 3 connecting trails across the road (Rte 12) from the Ranger Station - Golden Wall Trail, Castle Bridge Trail and Buckhorn Trail - form a continuous eyegasm that, in my opinion, is perhaps the most beautiful walking trail on Planet Earth, definitely in the top 10, especially if you like amazing red-rock formations along with your rich ponderosa/pinion forests, deep canyons and spectacular 300 mile views.
You start at the Golden Wall Trail just west of the Ranger Station, take the Castle Bridge junction a short ways in (these 2 trails cross each other a couple more times) and after about 3 miles of moderate inclines and descents - which never stops offering new surprises and fantastic spectacles around every corner - you’ll hit the short Buckhorn Trail which switchbacks you down the hillside behind the Red Canyon Campground and back to the road and the Ranger Station.
From the lack of co-hikers on the trail (in 3 hours we only saw two other hikers at the height of the Memorial Day hgh season,) and the lack of reviews here, it’s clear this is a hidden secret, and I hope my enthusiatic review doesn’t change that!