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The Cassidy Trail is a little-known but awesome ride. The trail is upper-intermediate technical, moderate aerobic. Altitude is around 7500 feet. The trail starts on Highway 12 in Red Canyon, and connects to the Casto Canyon and Losee Canyon trails. Ride options include out-and-back (to Braxton Point 5.5 miles round trip), loop with Losee Canyon (14 miles), or a loop with Casto Canyon (20 miles). Done as a loop (or shuttle ride) up Cassidy then down Losee Canyon, it's a world-class ride. The scenery is colorful limestone with a sprinkling of manzanita, cedar, long-leaf and bristlecone pine. Temperatures are warm but tolerable at mid-day in summer.
|Cassidy to Losee Canyon Loop,
0.0 Trailhead on U-12, N on ST
N 37° 44.111' W 112° 18.089'
0.9 Fork R (L = Rich Trail)
N 37° 45.320' W 112° 17.890'
2.3 Rich Trail rejoins
2.4 Fork L (R = Rich Trail)
N 37° 45.775' W 112° 18.349'
2.8 View, Braxton Point
N 37° 46.062' W 112° 18.352' Alt=7860
3.2 Trails rejoin and split, veer R (L = Rich)
N 37° 45.944' W 112° 17.963'
3.5 Rich Trail rejoins on L
|Getting there: From US-89, drive 4.2 miles east on
U-12 (towards Bryce Canyon National Park). Pass the Thunder Mountain
trailhead, the Visitor's Center, and a campground. Watch for a turnoff
into a well-hidden parking area on the left, signed "Red Canyon
Trailhead." The Cassidy Trail begins at the northeast corner of the
parking area. N 37° 44.111' W 112° 18.089'
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