OverviewLosee Canyon digs a trench several hundred feet deep in the red rock country north of Red Canyon. It is more than 3 miles long and runs east-west parallel to Red Canyon. A trail starts at the mouth of the canyon and follows a usually dry steam bed uphill to end 2.9 miles east at the junction with Cassidy Trail in the upper parts of Losee Canyon. At the junction, you can either return to the Losee Canyon Trailhead or follow Cassidy Trail for a longer hike.
Losee Canyon Trail is for hiking and horse back riding. Be prepared to deal with horse droppings over the trail.
Getting ThereFrom the intersection of Routes 89 and 12 (6 miles to the southeast of Panguitch, UT), drive 2 miles east on Route 12 to a dirt road signed for Losee Canyon & Casto Canyon. Turn north on the dirt road and follow it 2 miles to the signed parking area for Losee Canyon Trailhead (the dirt road is well graded and under normal conditions, should be passable by any car).
Red TapeNo Fees or permits needed for day hikes.
For all rules and regulations contact:
Powell Ranger District-Dixie National Forest
Weather ForecastSee the forecast for the nearby Bryce Canyon National Park:
The trail follows the bottom of the canyon. At first the canyon is fairly wide but as you go up, it becomes narrower.
The pictures below have been arranged west to east (hiking up the canyon)