Casto Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Dixie National Forest. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 7,078 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,343 feet.
Casto Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Bryce Canyon National Park is not a canyon at all but coalescing amphitheaters of salmon-colored cliffs that break sharply from the rim of the forested Paunsagunt Plateau. The Paiute Indians called it “Unka-timpe-wa-wince-pockitch,” which translates to “red rocks standing like men in a bowl.” If only mountain bikes were allowed on Bryce Canyon’s trails, what a dream ride it would be. But attempt that sort of stunt and you’ll be counting bricks lining your cell inside the town poky. There is an alternative: Casto Canyon. Casto is a miniature version of the nearby national park and it beckons fat tires. Casto boasts much of the phantasmagoria of Bryce Canyon, and all can be seen from a playful trail. Tread: 3.6 miles of ATV trail and 1.8 miles of primitive singletrack."
--Gregg Bromka, Mountain Biking Utah (Falcon Guides).
"You’re not permitted to ride on the trails of Bryce Canyon National Park—but who cares, with trails like this in the vicinity? The 15.5-mile combination ride includes a 7-mile out-and-back (3.5 miles each way) linking up with a challenging 8.5-mile loop. The first (and last) 3.5 miles of the ride are along an absolutely buffed ATV/single-track trail. Aerobically the ride is moderate in difficulty, with approximately 1,500 feet of cumulative climbing involved. It’s also technically moderate, serving up some tricky descents over loose rock, along with a couple of miles of streambed riding and walking. You’ll want to watch your cyclocomputer distances particularly closely, because in places the route is easy to lose. General location: Approximately 6 miles southeast of Panguitch."
--Michael McCoy, Mountain Bike! Southern Utah (Menasha Ridge Press).
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