"Perhaps the most well-known pair of canyons in the beautiful San Rafael Swell, Little Wild Horse and Bell are usually hiked together to make this 8.5-mile connecting loop. They are classic Southwest slot canyons with smooth, water-carved turns; sometimes sandy bottoms; chiseled layers; and wild, wonderful mixings of colors that range from coral to pea-soup green to pearly alabaster. They are popular because they are not technically difficult, they are easy to access, and they are gorgeous examples of the natural wonders that define southern Utah hiking. Carving through the heart of the Swell like sinuous, stunningly pretty arteries, these canyons attract those of nearly all ages and abilities.
Sometimes those with small children or less desire to do more exploration simply head up and then back down Little Wild Horse, but the full loop connecting both canyons is recommended for a deeper appreciation of the Swell’s beauty. Additionally, while Little Wild Horse can sometimes be ridiculously crowded, Bell is often virtually empty, which can give you a more serene experience."