hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

We did this short little hike around 6pm, and it was nice and cool outside. To get to the trailhead, you have to drive for 2 miles on dirt / gravel road. We had to take it a little slow, but if you have an SUV of some sort, you'll have no problem. I recommend getting AllTrails PRO for this and downloading their map to follow along because although short, it's easy to get off trail. The trail was a bit crumbly in some areas, so be careful going back down! I think our recording showed it being ~0.8miles. This is a great add on after a longer hike in Red Canyon or Bryce. Not sure I'd do it at night because of the crumbliness.

On the low end of moderate. Very scenic. The trail is mostly single track, so not great for social distancing if it’s crowded. Fairly shady in the afternoon.

One of my favorite drive that goes past Red Canyon and thru a couple of tunnels.

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
7 days ago

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

horseback riding
no shade
8 days ago

Riding out the Equestrian Campground this is a 9.4 mile, 4 hour ride to the Thunder Mountain Trailhead at the bottom of Red Canyon where our truck and trailer were waiting. Riding out from the campground we followed the road 1.2 miles to the Coyote Hollow Trailhead. There is plenty of room at the trailhead for trailers. I would stage trailers and drop off at the top and pick-up at the bottom of the trail. 3.6 miles from the Coyote Hollow trailhead are hitching posts and an outhouse (outhouse is missing it’s door). This first section winds through the trees with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, the second half of the ride, after the hitching posts is what this trail is know for, breathtaking hoodoos and sandstone rock formations. It’s so beautiful, I felt like I was riding through a theme park ride or on another planet. It’s just unreal and I personally feel like there isn’t a better way to experience this trail than on horseback! Notes on the Coyote Hollow Equestrian Campground. The campground has three hitching posts and plenty of trees to secure a highline. The camp ground has water (non-pottable) for the horses. The water ran dry on our second day, apparently ranchers use the same well for their cattle so we had no notice that we wouldn’t have water for the horses. Our trailer has a tank which we were able to fill at the gas station just up the highway. This campground is first come first serve with no priority given to equestrians even though this is an equestrian campground. We arrived Wednesday and had our choice of the four campsites. There is some movement to set aside one or two sites for equestrian use like they have at other equestrian campgrounds in the Dixie National Forest, please contact or email https://www.fs.usda.gov/contactus/dixie/about-forest/contactus to let them know how important this campground is for equestrians.

mountain biking
9 days ago

One of the most beautiful trails I’ve ever ridden

hiking
10 days ago

If you want the 4.2 mile version you take Cassidy Trail for about 1.5 miles and you will come to a turnoff to your left which is Rich Trail, stay right and continue up where you run into Rich Trail again. Take it down to complete the loop. If you stay on Cassidy the hike becomes about 9 miles or so.

mountain biking
10 days ago

Perhaps my fav in Utah!

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.

hiking
14 days ago

Very short short trail but the view is beautiful!

hiking
15 days ago

This was really a hidden gem of a trail. It is not long, but there are a few tricky areas that take some good footing. I’d call it moderate instead of easy. That said, amazingly beautiful with a huge payoff in scenery for how short the hike is in total.

One of the best trails!

mountain biking
rocky
29 days ago

This is a premier bike trail. Don't think of hiking it on a weekend or you'll get mowed down and make all the bikers mad. Golden Walls is the neighboring trail and is hiking only (it is more beautiful and photogenic). Thunder Mountain is a serious gig. I prefer the uphill portion to the down. The fast pace, steep descent, and hairpin turns are not for the faint of heart. I have hiked a lot, and I would say this is moderate/difficult. It's a workout.

hiking
washed out
29 days ago

Biked it.

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.

mountain biking
1 month ago

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.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun trail will go again next time

hiking
1 month ago

Always a pleasure to stop here to stretch my legs. Good views on a short trail.

Bottom line up front - beautiful hike! This is an easy hike but made moderate due to length. Highly recommend for hikers to hike counter-clockwise. Also, recommend hikers leave bikes at the eastern trailhead so you can bike the last 5 miles back to the west end trailhead as the bike path is nice but would not be an enjoyable walk.

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.

mountain biking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Simply smashing!!! Quite lovely.

Beautiful views in Red Canyon! With the Bryce closure this week we expected to see more people in other trails, but it was nearly deserted. Great hike for families with kids...scenic but not very strenuous.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful views! Can’t beat the photo ops. Great hike.

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