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Ancient Petroglyphs

30+ miles down a dirt road, worth every mile. This is a very strenuous hike, with the toughest part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Solitude at last!

We drove out here in a Toyota Corolla. Probably not the best vehicle as the road was pretty rough... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
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One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its outstanding geological characteristic.
Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horseshoe bend looks like a horseshoe or a bowl. We didn't drive the lower trails but enjoyed the vistas and were sure you will too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

30+ miles down a dirt road, worth every mile. This is a very strenuous hike, with the toughest part at the end. Avoid hot weather, take plenty of water and lunch and you'll be fine. The petroglyphs are fantastic and worth the hike.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

We drove out here in a Toyota Corolla. Probably not the best vehicle as the road was pretty rough. We made it though, and there were only two cars in the "parking lot". My son and I hiked down into the canyon...fairly steep, not too...More

Thank kevan j
Reviewed 12 June 2018

There are some older reviews. Some are VERY MISLEADING. I am going to give it to you straight. The road to Horseshoe Canyon is long, rough and could give non 4 wheel drive passenger cars real trouble if not driven properly. It took us over...More

11  Thank 950claudep
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Horseshoe Canyon Trail to the Great Gallery Strenuous, but well worth it for the dramatic landscape and stunning “rock art” at The Great Gallery. (And to be clear, Horseshoe Canyon is a remote and separate part of Canyonlands National Park.) The best time for this...More

2  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This massive canyon is filled with rock formations carved over centuries and it simply feels untouched and wild.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Everything was working against us from the outset: 37-degrees when we arrived with 45 mph wind gusts, but we gamely signed in to see the Great Gallery and started the hike. My dad, who turns 90 this year, was on a new medication, and while...More

Thank lisa s
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This place is off the charts when it comes to prehistoric history, beauty and more. It is a long drive to get there,but that is what makes it so worth it. You have to drive a 30 mile dirt road that closes frequently due to...More

1  Thank suzieFortCollins
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Very peaceful, great scenery. The hike wasn't over the top difficult at all, and I'm in my mid 50's in moderate physical condition. The dirt road was a bit bumpy in places, but made it OK in a Honda Accord. The Great Gallery was incredible.

1  Thank goso1963
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Horseshoe canyon looks too amazing to be true! While worth the sandy, busy walk down to the site, be aware that safety precautions are minimal and unattended children and pets could easily fall to their deaths. We were alarmed to witness teenagers sitting and standing...More

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Bill D
22 February 2018|
Response from Ben G | Reviewed this property |
You have to walk to the gallery, just follow the footprints down in the wash. There are Ranger led hikes, check the NPS website.