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19.7 mile 31.7 kilometer loop
70% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,678' 511 m
Descent: -1,676' -511 m
High: 7,976' 2,431 m
Low: 7,038' 2,145 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Alexander a.fortelny@aon.at

Very scenic trails away from the mainstream.

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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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May 15, 2019
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in Utah

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