Horseshoe Canyon Trail

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Horseshoe Canyon Trail

Horseshoe Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Horseshoe Canyon contains what is probably the finest display of prehistoric Indian rock art in the United States. The famous Great Gallery, largest of several Horseshoe Canyon sites, is 200 feet long, 15 feet high, and contains dozens of intriguing red, brown, and white pictographs. The paintings are at least 2,000 years old, and possibly as old as 8,000 years.

The descent into the canyon is made on a slickrock trail with rock cairns. Inside the canyon a vague trail winds along the bottom of the sandy wash. The canyon is quite hot in midsummer, so carry plenty of water."

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Trail Information

Hanksville
Nearby City
7.4
Distance
540 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
4.25 hours
Duration
Spring, summer, fall, winter
Season
5,340 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,340 feet
Top Elevation
Hans Flat Ranger Station, Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
Sugarloaf Butte (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018