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08/08/06 at 14:02:32
 
We finally got a chance to ride in the Bryce Canyon and Casto Canyon area. What a great trip!!! I thought I would share a couple of pictures even though they don't do justice to the beautiful scenery. Thanks!!

Picture 1 - Casto Canyon
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Reply #1 - 08/08/06 at 14:04:02
 
Picture 2 - Near Casto Canyon
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Reply #2 - 08/08/06 at 14:40:22
 
Picture #3 - GrandView Trail near Tropic Reservoir
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Reply #3 - 08/08/06 at 15:04:12
 
Really nice pics!!  Couldn't that young man go through that water really slowly, so he wouldn't get his quad dirty?   Wink  Just kiddin'.   Smiley Smiley
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Reply #4 - 08/08/06 at 22:12:51
 
dcclark 23:

You see why I keep touting Casto, even though the Piaute is awesome, just a few miles away is another great area and then you talk to ATV Manager and a few miles from here is another great place to ride...WOW can't wait to get back.
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Reply #5 - 08/09/06 at 07:18:09
 
taccom wrote on 08/08/06 at 22:12:51:
dcclark 23:

You see why I keep touting Casto, even though the Piaute is awesome, just a few miles away is another great area and then you talk to ATV Manager and a few miles from here is another great place to ride...WOW can't wait to get back.



My mom was born in Tropic, Utah, just outside of Bryce Canyon.  My grandpa used to run sheep all over that country.  He owned land in the area that is now Kodachrome Flats as well as a bunch of land that is up toward Cedar Flats.  He ran horses and rented his herds at times to movie companies for some of their pictures.

Mom says that folks used to say that if you jumped off Bryce Canyon, you'd land in Tropic.

Anyway, our family has been holding family reunions down in that area all of my life.  We usually hold them at the Kings Creek Campground at Tropic Reservoir.  Really beautiful lake and a beautiful area.  I love camping down there.

And those beautiful pine trees down there - they smell like ice cream!!  Really!  I didn't beleive it either when they first told me.  I thought this was some kind of 'Snipe Hunt' kind of thing when I was told to go smell the trees.  Well, one time when I was out walking around and nobody else was around, I tried it and it was true.  I felt pretty stupid then, doubting what my mom and uncles told me.  I was then brave enough, and armed with firsthand knowledge, to publicly smell the trees.  And.....   there are different flavors too.  Some smelled like strawberry ice cream and some vanilla.  I was and still am amazed.

So, if'n we get down there by the Bryce Canyon area, I'll be the first one to publicly smell the trees then everyone else won't have to feel like a ninny, thinking they're being duped or tricked.

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Reply #6 - 08/09/06 at 08:13:03
 
I love King's Creek Campground, one of the few left that you can ingress and egress from.  It gets awfully cold up there at night for us Louisiana Boys.

Pine trees smell like ice Cream?       MMmmmmmmmmm..........I'll have to digest on that.

Does Turpentine smell like ice cream?
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Reply #7 - 08/09/06 at 08:30:16
 
taccom wrote on 08/09/06 at 08:13:03:
I love King's Creek Campground, one of the few left that you can ingress and egress from.  It gets awfully cold up there at night for us Louisiana Boys.

Pine trees smell like ice Cream?       MMmmmmmmmmm..........I'll have to digest on that.

Does Turpentine smell like ice cream?



I don't recall ever sniffing turpentine.  Think I ought to pass on that one for now.

Yup, I know it sounds strange.  I was awful skeptical as well.  Digest away.

Then give 'em a smell next time you come out.

It does get cool there.  That whole Bryce Canyon/Tropic Reservoir area is over 7000 feet in elevation.  But oh so pretty.
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Reply #8 - 08/09/06 at 19:28:36
 
Our family is planning a reunion next summer at Ruby's. Can't wait
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Reply #9 - 08/10/06 at 14:29:18
 
This is definitely a beautiful area.  We camped there for four days and three nights and barely put a dent in all of the trails that are available.  We trailered to the Powell Point trail one day and enjoyed the spectacular view there.  Unfortunately, I left my camera in the truck that day.  We can't wait to get back down there to explore the rest of the trails and smell the ice cream. Wink  That definitely could be pinenut ice cream they are growing on those trees. Cheesy
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Reply #10 - 08/15/06 at 13:46:02
 
DCCLARK Do you have some more info on the trails and where you rode near Bryce? Where can you get maps of the trails?   Thanks for any input you can give.   Wade
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Reply #11 - 08/15/06 at 14:37:57
 
RedGrizz wrote on 08/15/06 at 13:46:02:
Where can you get maps of the trails?   Thanks for any input you can give.   Wade

Maps are available at the Forest Service office in Panguitch and also at the Garfield Travel Bureau office, also in Panguitch.

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The new Garfield County trail maps are good too. They show supposedly everything that is currently permitted for riding.
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Reply #12 - 08/24/06 at 09:11:00
 
Wade,

You can also check out this site.  These are the maps we used on our trip.  Most of the trails were well marked.  Have fun!!!  Multimedia file viewing and clickable links are available for registered members only!!  You need to Login or Register!!
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Reply #13 - 08/24/06 at 10:45:21
 
THANKS! The maps are good. We are set to go all we have to do now is WAIT! We got rooms at Rubys due to a cancellation so everyone is happy. Many thanks to everyone for the help. I have been riding ATVs for 20 years and hope someday I can graduate from the ''Newbie'' status.  Smiley  Happy Trails.   Wade
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Reply #14 - 08/27/06 at 00:19:17
 
Hey, even I was a Newbie at one time.  You just gotta live and breathe ATVs and you'll be there in no time.

You've picked a great area to ride, so I thought I'd chip in a few helpful hints.  To see the maximum amount of deer and elk, always end your day with a nice slow ride around Tropic Reservoir at O Dark thirty.  That's Louisiana Backwoods talk for at dark or just after.  

Spend a day at Casto Canyon and the surrounding canyons, you don't want to miss this one.

When you see Antelope, see if you can outrun them, I'll bet that you can't.

Don't forget to eat at the Ruby's Inn Buffet, it's really good.  But don't buy souveniers there as they are way expensive, go down Highway 12 toward Bryce Junction, those shops are much cheaper.

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Reply #15 - 08/28/06 at 15:16:34
 
taccom wrote on 08/27/06 at 00:19:17:
Hey, even I was a Newbie at one time.  You just gotta live and breathe ATVs and you'll be there in no time.

When you see Antelope, see if you can outrun them, I'll bet that you can't.



Taccom,

Speaking of Antelope, see this incredible story from Ky_Rider, and the follow-up story from RedMan:

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So, do you still want to try to outrun them?  Wink
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Reply #16 - 08/28/06 at 17:22:20
 
Yeah I've raced in Dave's Hollow loop, I was going full blast on the trail and the antelope was just off the trail in the woods.  It looked over at me and got this real mad look on it face, accelerated and crossed in fromt of me.  I was doing near 55 mph.
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Here are some trail maps for Bryce canyon.
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Reply #18 - 02/14/12 at 13:46:43
 
You can excess all the trails from the Ruby inn campground.
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Reply #19 - 03/20/12 at 09:58:46
 
Sure great to here the riding is good start work at rubys 4-15 Work at the koa in richfeild last summer glad I'm not going back there!!! Also want to say hi to Dick Cutting I know u watchin this sight
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RT700xx wrote on 03/20/12 at 09:58:46:
Sure great to here the riding is good start work at rubys 4-15 Work at the koa in richfeild last summer glad I'm not going back there!!! Also want to say hi to Dick Cutting I know u watchin this sight

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What type of work will you be doing at Ruby's? Also will you have anytime to ride I ride there all the time during season from Panguitch Lake.  
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Reply #21 - 03/20/12 at 21:15:54
 
Some place in the motel I'm not cleaning rooms Sure I will I'll be there to the end of oct.Lets go ridin I'll pm u when I know the dates.I ride a 700xx What do you ride?An I'm sure you must know the area?Can't wait!!!!!Going to be a little cool in april but I have longjohns!!!!!
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Reply #22 - 03/20/12 at 21:22:18
 
RT700xx wrote on 03/20/12 at 21:15:54:
Some place in the motel I'm not cleaning rooms Sure I will I'll be there to the end of oct.Lets go ridin I'll pm u when I know the dates.I ride a 700xx What do you ride?An I'm sure you must know the area?Can't wait!!!!!Going to be a little cool in april but I have longjohns!!!!!

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I ride a YFZ 450 and my wife rides a 400EX but we ride in and around that area alot thru the season. We will have all our stuff to Panguitch by no later than the end of April lets get together and ride sounds like alot of fun....keep in touch.
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Reply #23 - 03/20/12 at 21:39:50
 
My wife rides to Sounds great
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