8 miles
Distance
1,663 ft
Climb
-1,274 ft
Descent
01:18:23
Avg time
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Cassidy Details

  • Riding Area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #34077 in Mountain Biking

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.

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More Stats for Cassidy bike trail
  • Altitude change
    389 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,339 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,997 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,343 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,732 ft
  • Grade
    0.907%
  • Grade max
    -75.842%
  • Grade min
    87.561%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,485 ft
  • Avg time
    01:18:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:09
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Directions to cassidy trailhead (37.745050, -112.301730)
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Cassidy Trail Reports

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Oct 24, 2018 @ 1:25pm
Oct 24, 2018
Too wet to ride
Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:22pm
Sep 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 @ 4:19pm
Sep 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 @ 10:58am
Apr 28, 2018
Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:59pm
Apr 21, 2018
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Sep 18, 2017 @ 5:47am
Sep 18, 2017
Cassidy, My City

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Fourthgenlude (Oct 7, 2017 at 18:24)
 Definitely a beautiful ride. Amazing scenery!

I’d call it a cross countr trail, mostly not too technical but it had some tough sections.

Be ready for a climb up!
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  • + 0
flag Marksmichaels (Sep 3, 2018 at 11:28)
 Well I agree “upper intermediate technical” is reasonable. But flooding events in July/Aug 2018 did some damage and I think wasjed a lotta rock onto the trail. Challnging. Expect some hiking.
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