Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

amazing trail. we did it twice during our 4 days in Bryce. didn't see a single person on either hikes. some sections have loose rocks and soil so be careful. I ended up slipping and falling down the hill on the decent into the camp ground at the end of the hike so be careful. I liked it more than the fairytail loop. Somewhere in the middle you will see a rock balencing on a thin tendril of stone that seems to defy gravity. It amazed me more than anything I saw in Bryce canyon.

hiking
9 days ago

Truly wonderful hike. Some of the same wonderful rock formations you would see at Bryce, but without the crowds. I also like that it is uphill on the way out and downhill on the way back, which is the opposite of hiking in Bryce Canyon. I did this starting from the clearly marked trailhead at milepost 3 on Hwy 12, just before the Red Canyon Visitor Center. The trailhead has a restroom, but no water. This trail is obviously used for mountain biking and horseback riding, but I was the only one on the trail this morning. Evidence of the past presence of horses is abundant, but not bothersome.

For the first 1.4 miles you are walking gradually uphill on a nice path, with pleasant but not spectacular scenery. After reaching a junction, and continuing on the Thunder Mountain trail, things get really interesting. There is a slightly steep uphill with switchbacks and then you are walking along a ridge, rolling up and down, with beautiful views in all directions. At about 2.4 miles, there is a side trail for Inspiration Point, which goes up to a wonderful viewpoint in about .3 miles. It's absolutely worth the extra effort. I followed the Thunder Mountain trail for 3.1 miles and then turned around. I could see a radio tower on top of a peak in the distance, and that might be where the trail was headed. I'm have no idea of the location of the Thunder Mountain peak, and the folks at the Visitor Center didn't know either, but maybe I can find it on another trip.

Beautiful hike! If hiking we think it is better to do counter clockwise. We were the only hikers, two mountain bikes and 6 people on horse back. Loose rock and some steep climbs make somewhat technical. Would do it again.

on Buckhorn Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Listed as moderate, but fairly easy aside from a slightly technical descent from the topmost portion due to loose gravel and wind. Amazing views, completely deserted in the early evening.

hiking
23 days ago

An intro hike to Red Canyon doable by most but offers some nice hoodoos.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Amazing!! A good mix of fairly short/easy climbs and fun downhill sections. Initial descent loose, technical, and rocky.....final descent to highway fast and fun!!!

Would recommend for sure!!

loved this hike. brought my two dogs and so it took us quite awhile but we stopped and took breaks when we found shade. the views were breathtaking and almost dr seuss out of this world like.

Great way to spend 1 to 2 hours. A hidden gem. Would recommend clockwise route and take time to explore the spur trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike through some shorter hoodoos. Had our kids with us and we enjoyed hiking up through the hoodoos on the way back.

These are very nice, but if you dont have as much time - go over to Bryce Canyon because they are larger and a lot more to see

on Golden Wall Trail

1 month ago

great first hike when we came into the area last week! met no one else on entire trail ! solitude n beauty

hiking
6 months ago

I like this trail a lot. But, like an idiot, I wasn't able to research it enough before going and got to see and spend time only at one arch. So, that means we have to come back again! Keep in mind that there will be about 4.5 miles in on dirt roads to the trail. The day we were on the roads, they were pretty good and dry, though a few parts had washed out on road sides, and the road was quite rocky. We had a Volvo station wagon which navigated it well, lower clearance vehicles may have posed a challenge. The drive takes longer than walking on the trail. But this trail would not be for finishing a hike.... Though we only saw one arch, we spent an hour and 15 minutes doing .6 miles in and out. If we had been able to see other arches, we'd spend more time.

hiking
6 months ago

most of the trail is under snow right now. we still ventured out a mile or so before the snow got deeper and sketchier. the view was still fantastic though. definitely want to come back when the trail is clear.

walking
6 months ago

steep

hiking
6 months ago

more for mountain biking

walking
6 months ago

good for kids

road biking
6 months ago

The first 9 miles are suitable for road bikes as it's a paved pathway.

Top notch views, short but sweet!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful in November. So many hoodoos and arches you walk right past. Amazing vista is red rock and green mountains. Nice little side trip.

Tourist trap, go when it’s raining! Although it’s really pretty during the sunset hours.

Nice trail with many beautiful views I will say one thing though that is worth noting. There is a part of the trail that says "Castle Bridge" I ran into several people myself Included that were confused about what "castle bridge" was and where it was located I was expecting it to be a flat top arch or a bridge arch but it's not, it's just a big dip In a wall of rocks, there is no arch or anything like that so hopefully this may help someone in he future.

Exceptional MTB Trail. I would not recommend for inexperienced riders.

walking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy walk through hoodoos. Many use trails along the trail that climb up to the Hoodoo's

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Excellent short hike, this gem is an easy to overlook trail on the way to Bryce.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

awesome little catch. deserted, eye candy all around, and Jack rabbits and chipmunks running around. my son counted 19 arches!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful views that don't stop. I highly recommend this trail. One of the most amazing in the area.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Short and fun trail for those with small kids. There is so much to explore and we loved trying to spot all the arches.
The trailhead is easy to find and the hike is a loop just north of the parking area and is marked with a sign. It's a must do if you're in the area.

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This is a moderate hike with amazing views and a small arch. DId it in end of June and thankfully there was some cloud cover,a cooler day in full sun would be best for pictures.This is about 5 miles and was fairly easy even after the previous days 21 mile hike. This trail is worth doing!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

amazing bike ride but more of an expert trail.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

I was the only hiker on the trail. I didn't see another person until I was 5 miles in, and then just a few bikers. I left my bike on the west side and rode it 7.5 miles back to my car. Beautiful place. Eyegasms everywhere.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

This stunning little loop is a short and easy/moderate stroll to the ridge line above Losee Canyon. A beautiful array of hoodoos create an imaginative wall of turrets, windows and arches.

hiking
Saturday, June 02, 2012

Very fun trail. If you start at the dirt trail to the right, it's very difficult and technical about a mile into it and you will probably be the only one going in that direction. Otherwise follow the boring cement trail to a rocky road on the right. Then follow the rock road to the back entrance. From here it's about an 8 mile ride w lots of switch backs. The last cpl miles is straight down hill.

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