Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail

Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This dry, desert canyon hike follows the bottoms of two narrow slot canyons as they cut their way through the southeastern side of the San Rafael Reef. The hike begins by following Bell Canyon from the south to the north side of the reef, then returns through Little Wild Horse Canyon to the starting point. Both canyons have some impressive narrows, but the narrows in the last half of Little Wild Horse Canyon are especially noteworthy.

In one section the canyon meanders along for well over a mile with the distance between the sides rarely exceeding five feet. Walking down Little Wild Horse Canyon often feels more like exploring a cave that hiking in the desert. Children seem to get a particular thrill out of walking in the narrow passages, and this relatively easy hike is a good one for a family outing."

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3/4/2006
Little Wild Horse has the tight fun feel of many more technical slot canyons without the difficult access. This is a real jewel.

A must do if you are in the San Rafael Swell, or Goblin Valley area!
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Trail Information

Hanksville
Nearby City
8.6
Distance
730 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
5 hours
Duration
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Season
4,940 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,670 feet
Top Elevation
San Rafael Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management, in Price
Local Contacts
Little Wild Horse Mesa (USGS)
Local Maps

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