Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Panguitch with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This hike was a total hidden gem. It was every bit as stunning as Bryce but with no people. We saw no one in the trail for our entire hike. The view gets better and better as you go up. It’s nice and short for kids - only 2 miles and easy going. The best part was that the walk is reasonably shaded at the beginning - so not too bad in the heat of summer compared with other hikes we did in the big parks.

Washed out trail in many areas with lots of scrambling over scree in steep spots. Would not recommend for families or anyone not comfortable with lots of trailfinding, heights, and loose terrain. But great views.

Very scenic road with great scenic overlooks.

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

horseback riding
1 month ago

Found the canyon full of interesting rock formations and made for a perfect up & back horseback ride.

I went to all the major NP' this week and the drives to and from have been unreal. I'm always on a timetable yet I find myself pulling over to take a pic lol

mountain biking
2 months ago

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.

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

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!

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.

Driving through this area I just had to pull over at the visitors center and check it out. I didn't plan on this detor, but I kept saying, I want to see what is just around this corner, or just around that rock for it was all so very beautiful. I ended up hiking around here for over a half hour, and I have it on my list to go back and do more of it for it was surprisingly great area. Here is my blog post if you want to see some pictures. http://shaunasadventures.blogspot.com/2018/01/?m=1

walking
7 months ago

couple of nice viewpoints, watch for mountain bikers

the Casto half is fun, Losee not so much

walking
8 months ago

boring, take casto canyon instead

Variety of changing landscapes with lots of opportunities for photos. It's deemed one of the best scenic drives in America for a reason - don't miss it!

Beautiful route with tons of photo opps. If you're visiting any of the area parks, you'll find yourself driving this route automatically!

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.

Just excellent scenery for a drive by but better for access to great hiking.

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.

Rock formations in Utah are awesome....

Very nice drive

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Beautiful scenery!

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.

A very pretty drive!

Great place to visit! Bryce Canyon NP near the west end, Kodachrome Basin SP, Grosvenor Arch along the way.

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