8 miles
Distance
1,663 ft
Climb
-1,274 ft
Descent
01:22:20
Avg time
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Cassidy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34077 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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 mountain 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
    01:22:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:09
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.7 (7 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Cassidy Trail Reports

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      Apr 16, 2019 @ 9:17pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      Many patches of snow and mud
      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
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      • 9 miles avg distance
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      3 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jasongstratton (Jul 19, 2019 at 16:36)
       Agree with both comments made. Beautiful scenery on the way up Casto, lots of steep short up and down sprints (with some hike a bike) on Cassidy and then a long fun descent down Losee. Probably one of the most scenic trails you’ve never heard of, likely due to its difficulty in the steeper uphill sections. You keep asking yourself when you are going to find the flow.
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