Losee Canyon Hike

Losee Canyon Hike

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Losee Canyon

The Losee Canyon Trail is located about 20 miles from the Hitch-n-Post Campground and is in the Dixie National Forest. This out and back trail is 6 miles with an elevation gain of 550 feet. It’s rated at moderate. The trailhead is easy to find and well marked.

There is a toilet at the trailhead, but on the day we visited there was no toilet paper and quite a bit of garbage on the floor. It’s frustrating that visitors aren’t respectful in keeping facilities clean for the next person. The hike was excellent! It was a nice cool evening and we really enjoyed walking through the washes to explore the area.

Selfie Losee Canyon Trail

Selfie Losee Canyon Trail

Losee Canyon trail sign

Losee Canyon trail sign

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Never Seen Before

Twice on the hike we came across things we had never seen before. There was an area that looked like new sandstone being formed, we can’t say this sure, but that’s what it looked like to us. We also stumbled upon an area that appeared to be the beginning of a future slot canyon! The rock was a couple feet tall in some areas and had very defined erosion that formed the curvy maze. Again, just what it looked like to us.

Sandstone in its early stages

Sandstone in its early stages

Solid "rock" formed by smaller rock

Solid “rock” formed by smaller rock

Could this be the start of a future slot canyon?

Could this be the start of a future slot canyon?

Horse Trail

Horses regularly use the Losee Canyon Trail which means a lot of horse poop to dodge. This is not a complaint because I do realize guests have the right to travel on horse equally as I do on foot. Just something to know ahead of time so you are aware of the trail condition.

This is also the location for some of the guided horse rides, which I read are much better in Bryce Canyon National Park. We didn’t see any tours, but there is a horse loading corral at the trailhead and hitching posts at an intersection of trails.

The wash at Losee Canyon

The wash at Losee Canyon

Perfect Hiking Weather

We had the perfect hiking weather, in my opinion.  It was sunny, but the temperature cool and we had a breeze.  I wore a thin long sleeved shirt and needed my jacket as the sun set.

Keith and I can be complete opposites and this is the perfect example.  He actually prefers a hot day for hiking.  I cannot understand this!

Would you rather hike on a hot or cool day? Why?