Panguitch Lake - Scenic Route

Total Miles


2,994.56 ft


4.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Travel on I-15 to exit 82. On the east side of the interstate to north on to frontage road. Continue north on the frontage road till you come upon the back side of the rest area off I-15. On the north side of the rest area, the start of Cottonwood Canyon will turn right. Follow along till you come upon the gate. Open the gate and enjoy the amazing and beautiful views that await.


Trail is mainly gravel with a few water crossings. Rain and weather may cause wash outs and rutted areas with mud. Traveled this route on June 28th 2023 and Horse Valley/Panguitch Lake had snow covering trail, but there is a bypass which you can travel around.


Part of the trail is the original Spanish Trail. A large sign is posted along the route and you can read part of the history and story behind the Spanish Trail.

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Access Description

You travel through the Dixie National Forest and there is disperse camping along the trail.

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