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Amazing canyon and amazing art.

Visited Horseshoe Canyon this past Thanksgiving day (2017). We drove out on the route that passes... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Smithfield, Utah
Great Panoramic of Horseshoe Canyon

If you enjoy nature and like to travel put Utah on your list for Horsehoe Canyon and Arches. Put it... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Stan K
Mundelein, Illinois
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One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its outstanding geological characteristic.
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Visited Horseshoe Canyon this past Thanksgiving day (2017). We drove out on the route that passes by Goblin Vally off of Highway 24 with no issues, entirely in rear wheel drive. Found that ground clearance is needed due to sand dunes drifting across the road...More

1  Thank btgreen2017
Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you enjoy nature and like to travel put Utah on your list for Horsehoe Canyon and Arches. Put it on your bucket list. The visual beauty is amazing

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Here is where you find the green and blue bands of color. This is caused by different lichen and minerals. Lots of painted desert here!

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Horseshoe Canyon is difficult to access, possibly by design to protect the wonderful Native American artwork on the canyon walls. The hike begins after a 32 mile dirt road adventure off of Rte 24 that leaves you a little rattled and glad to be on...More

3  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My wife and I made the trip to Horseshoe Canyon in early June of 2014. The drive in on 1010 is 32 miles of barely maintained gravel road. The road is well marked however. We had a Nissan Xterra and never used the 4X4 drive....More

4  Thank Castelbravo
Reviewed 8 May 2016

After staying in the Capitol Reef area and on our way to Moab, we decided to drive to, and hike Horseshoe Canyon. Never having driven on 4x4 roads or much unpaved/dirt roads, the drive was a bit nerve racking. Horseshoe Canyon is very remote (30...More

1  Thank joe s
Reviewed 29 April 2016

It was a difficult climb to the second viewpoint but the view was spectacular ! Worth every second of the climb.

1  Thank courtney106
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Well worth the trip from Moab to visit this remote area. Amazing Petroglyphs in a little used canyon that is not contiguous to (detached) Canyonlands National Park. An easy 6 mile round trip hike and a beautiful canyon. Must be able to follow cairns (rock...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 25 April 2016

There are 2 routes to get to the trailhead--both long, relatively flat gravel and dirt roads with some washboarding. If it hasn't been raining you can go 20-40 mph. Both take about 1.5 hours from Green River. 4WD is a must. Main preparation is to...More

2  Thank TfromNYC
Reviewed 12 November 2015

First of all, getting to Horseshoe Canyon is not bad at all assuming it hasn't rained recently. The road from Hanksville is honestly better than many of the main roads in the Chicagoland area. You can go 40mph most of the way. Leaving from Hanksville,...More

8  Thank HemisphereRambler
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