Horseshoe Canyon to Hite Drive

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Horseshoe Canyon to Hite Drive

Horseshoe Canyon to Hite Drive Professional Review and Guide

"This tour crosses one of Utah’s, and probably the nation’s, most isolated, undeveloped and alluring vehicle-accessible regions. It was formed by eons of geologic uplifting and sediment deposition and sculpted by erosion into a spectacular landscape. The Great Gallery’s renowned Barrier Canyon–style pictographs are among the most important pictographs in the world. They are estimated to be 2,000– 4,000 years old and are the defining pictographs of their type on the Colorado Plateau. The style is known for its tall—six or even seven feet tall—and alien-looking red-and-brown figures. Rock art of this style is thought to be the oldest on the Colorado Plateau.

The hikes into Horseshoe Canyon from the west and east rims involve a strenuous descent/ascent of some 800 feet (there’s an easier trail near Sugarloaf Butte). You will need to be self-sufficient. Bring food, water, fuel, a portable toilet and emergency supplies."

Horseshoe Canyon to Hite Drive Reviews

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4/2/2011
What a trip I hve done just the North Half of this and will look forward to doing the south half remotenesss is great.
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11/16/2005
This was a spectacular trail. Horses did really well on it. The trail was steep and had many rocks to climb, up and down. At the bottom, the ride was wonderful with pictographs all along the way. 6.5 miles to a large panel of pictographs. Beautiful.
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Trail Information

Hanksville
Nearby City
145
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Difficulty
1.5 - 2 days
Duration
Hans Flat Ranger Station
Local Contacts
DeLorme Utah Atlas and Gazeteer; Trails Illustrated No. 246 (Canyonlands Maze District; Northeast Glen Canyon)
Local Maps

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Jul 2018