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Horseshoe Canyon

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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There are some older reviews. Some are VERY MISLEADING. I am going to give it to you straight... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Claude P
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Strenuous hike with great rewards

Horseshoe Canyon Trail to the Great Gallery Strenuous, but well worth it for the dramatic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles S
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One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its outstanding geological characteristic.
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“great gallery” (10 reviews)
“sand dunes” (2 reviews)
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Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank Claude P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Charles S
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

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

Thank mesatraveler
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Reviewed April 16, 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
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Reviewed April 1, 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
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Reviewed March 25, 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
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Reviewed February 4, 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

1  Thank MollyN162
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Reviewed December 1, 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

2  Thank Ben G
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Reviewed March 24, 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
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Reviewed July 3, 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 Gayle E
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Bill D
February 21, 2018|
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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.
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