We finish up our time in Panguitch, Utah, with two more easy hikes: Arches Trail in Dixie National Forest near Red Canyon State Park and the Kodachrome Nature Trail in Kodachrome Basin State Park.
Hikers can access the Arches Trail two miles east of SR 12 off US 89. Look on the north side for a gravel road and sign that says Lossee/Casto and follow it to the Lossee Canyon parking area.
The arches trail is north of the parking lot. I was determined to capture every one of the 15 arches along the three-quarter-mile loop trail when I started out.
I soon lost count and missed a few on the way, so ended up with only a handful. Well, let’s make that a handful and a half.
I spared you the boredom of viewing all the photos I took. You’re welcome.
The nature trail at Kodachrome State Park gives hikers a chance to learn about the park in less than 1/2 mile. Informational signs explain the various points of interest that include trees, bushes, soil, monoliths, and other features seen along the trail.
This trail is a good place to slow down, take in the sights, and imagine what it must have been for explorers as they encountered the area for the first time.
To learn more about Kodachrome Basin State Park, visit our post dated November 9, 2017, here.
As our time in Panguitch came to an end, the virus began its worse infection and death surge across the nation. As county after county and state after state slammed their doors shut on visitors, we started our trek home.
Next up, we make a few stops on our way home.