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Casto-Cassidy-Rich-Losee Loop

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 3.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Very scenic trails away from the mainstream.


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Map Key

19.7

Miles

31.7

KM

70%

Singletrack

7,976' 2,431 m

High

7,038' 2,145 m

Low

1,678' 511 m

Up

1,676' 511 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

A very scenic and varied ride which I would very strongly suggest when staying in the region looking for scenic trails!

Need to Know

Take your own food and drinks with you - no restaurants along the tour!

Description

Casto Canyon Trail #33089 to Losee Canyon Trail #33090 is a little bit like a figure-8. There is a similar loop with the ascent on Losee Canyon Trail #33090 and the "downhill" on Casto Canyon Trail #33089 but to me that makes no sense, because Losee is a very flowy trail that is better downhill than climbing, and Casto is also used by ATVs (it's not singletrack - so the first 9 km are dirt road and gravel - when leaving Casto Canyon you'll ride singletrack only) and therefore best for a very moderate ascent.

I have also included parts of Cassidy Trail #33093 and Rich Trail #33092 the figure-8 to get as many possible views from the different landscapes and viewpoints of that magnificent Canyon. During the whole ride (done on April 28, 2018) we met 1 cyclist and 1 hiker with a dog - that was it! The distance was around 31.7 km with a riding time of 3 hours 46 minutes. Due to lots of photos stops it was a "full day" ride. I would rate it intermediate with two short sections of difficult/advanced.

History & Background

On my first visit to Bryce Canyon 7 years ago, we took a little break at the road entrance of Red Canyon - it was fascinating and much more quiet than Bryce. On my journey in 2018, I decided to look for MTB trails in that region and found some trail descriptions online but I built my own ride and wanted to share it!

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Shared By:

Alexander a.fortelny@aon.at

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  3.0 from 2 votes

#2

in Red Canyon

#3129

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in Red Canyon

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in Utah

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Photos

Desert Biking on Rich Trail.
Jan 4, 2019 near Panguitch, UT
Casto Canyon Lookout.
Jan 4, 2019 near Panguitch, UT
Uphill on the ATV-Track at Casto Canyon.
Jan 4, 2019 near Panguitch, UT
On flowy downhill at Losee Canyon.
Jan 4, 2019 near Panguitch, UT
Cassidy Trail, leaving Loose Canyon to the south (near Jct. Loose Canyon Trail #33090)
Sep 22, 2018 near Panguitch, UT
In the upper part of Loose Canyon Trail #33090, near Jct. Cassidy Trail #33093.
Sep 22, 2018 near Panguitch, UT

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