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Losee Canyon to Casto Loop Trail

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Dixie National Forest

Losee Canyon to Casto Loop Trail is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Panguitch, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 13.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,164 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
20 days ago

Did hike 2nd weekend of June and probably last weekend you could rely on being able to pump water. Found myself bewildered at every turn! Great camping spots available. Casto has ATVs which makes it a little less pleasant but the views and how not strenuous this hike was is just incredible. Few other families inside. Really a gem.

hiking
1 month ago

We did a 2 night backpacking trip and slept one night in each canyon. It was so beautiful, the weather was great, and our dogs loved it! We couldn’t believe how few people we saw on the trail. It was like camping in a desolate Bryce Canyon with the comfort of our dogs! Still a small, clear stream flowing in each canyon for water. Losee even had a small spring as well.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Lots of water crossing. Beautiful scenery. We did it counter clockwise. We would do it clockwise next time.

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, I got up late Friday evening and hiked in 2.5 miles to set up camp. I planned on staying the whole weekend but ended up finishing pretty quick on Saturday. Even taking a lengthy lunch break at the lookout point. There is still water along the trail as of 5/17 and I imagine there will be for at least a few more weeks. Only saw 2 groups of mountain bikers and 1 other backpacker on the trail, up until the road portion where there are four wheelers and such.

I had never heard of this trail before going down and was concerned that there would be a lot of backcountry route finding. I went down with a plan to run it. Losee canyon provides plenty of shade and the trail is well marked and established as you move towards Casto. Viewpoint strongly encouraged before you make the descent. Casto is exposed to the sun so bring plenty of sunscreen as you cross the stream the entire way down. Best moment was the early morning sun a mile or two into Losee.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

This was a fun overnight hike for us. There’s a viewpoint at about 5.5 miles in with a restroom. That’s where we camped for the night. We took our dog along and she had lots of fun. There’s plenty of water right now as you follow the run off a majority of the way.

hiking
Sat Apr 06 2019

Didn't complete but still so beautiful. Lots of crossings but totally manageable and you can do the whole hike dry.... Unless you slip ha

walking
Fri Dec 22 2017

the Casto half is fun, Losee not so much

backpacking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
Sat Jun 22 2019

hiking
Wed May 15 2019

horseback riding
Thu May 02 2019

Wed Mar 28 2018