The Cassidy Trail is a little-known but awesome ride. The trail is upper-intermediate technical, moderate aerobic. Trailhead is at 7200 feet, rising to 7900. 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).
The Cassidy Trail lies on Claron Formation limestone, creating colorful rock formations. Photos by Bruce, July 31, 2004.
The Cassidy Trail is a lot like Thunder Mountain, which is located just on the other side of highway 12. This is probably the greatest ride you've never heard of. 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.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cassidy mountain bike trail
Altitude change389 ft
Altitude min7,339 ft
Altitude max7,997 ft
Altitude start7,343 ft
Altitude end7,732 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat3,485 ft
Avg reverse time00:52:09
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Cassidy Trail Reports
Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:22pmSep 3, 2018
|Lots and lots of loose rock in the awful golf ball to baseball size, likely washed onto trail by recent flash flood event. Still fun, beautiful,...|
Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:19pmSep 3, 2018
|As og 9/2/2018 there is a lot of loose rock on this trail. I suspect a buch of it was deposited on the trail during the flash flood event in...|
Apr 28, 2018 @ 10:58amApr 28, 2018
Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:59pmApr 21, 2018
Sep 18, 2017 @ 5:45amSep 18, 2017
|Awsome trail. Started at Thunder Mountain trailhead and road up the asphalt trail to the Cassidy trailhead. Proceeded up Cassidy with a few Rich...|