Horseshoe Canyon to Hite Drive Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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."