Limekiln Road-BLM2350

Total Miles
12.6

Elevation

2,451.43 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Limekiln Road is a 12.3-mile point-to-point single-track trails east of the community of Panguitch. Limekiln Road is the north access route to Casto Canyon ATV Trail (50" or less). This trail is rated 3 of 10. Limekiln Road starts just outside the municipal airport on Airport Road. 3-miles east past Panguitch Airport is the entrance to the canyon and the volcanic geology of Lime Kiln Canyon. Ascending the Sevier Plateau starting at 6665' feet in the valley. This Canyon lies below the Mile Wide ancient volcanic caldera of 9990' Hancock Peaks. This volcano towers above you during your entire ascent to the intersection at the top of the canyon. The canyon tops out at 8000' 8.7-miles into your ride. At the top of Lime Kiln you'll encounter a very clearly marked intersection, where you will turn Right / South to begin the ride through Upper Hancock Canyon. The spectacular towers of volcanic ash and magma display a rainbow of colors against numerous backgrounds of greys, browns and ghostly white soils. Many volcanic rocks abound in this 5-mile section, along with incredible multi-colorful stratigraphic layers. You'll find many smaller rocks across your trail at times. Scenic cliffs of solidified ancient pyroclastic, lava and mud flows towering above to heights of almost 10,000'. This rare geology is very unique and only occurs in the North Bryce Canyon Backcountry and cannot be experienced in Bryce Canyon National Park. The trail is not going to be accessible after the first major snowfall. Cell service will be lost about 2 miles out of Panguitch which is the last services before the trail.

Difficulty

The trail consists of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces, mud holes possible, no steps higher than 12". 4WD may be required, aggressive tires a plus.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Robert Johnson
Oct 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated

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