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Address: Horseshoe Canyon Unit of Canyonlands, Canyonlands National Park, UT
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A major landmark in Bryce, a vast panel of rock said to date back 2,000...

A major landmark in Bryce, a vast panel of rock said to date back 2,000 years.

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One of the best hikes ever- but not the drive to get there!

My wife and I heard about The Great Gallery hike from a friend. We were in Moab for a half marathon (my wife's), and decided to make the trip. First of all, don't drive the last... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marceron
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Arvada, Colorado

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I heard about The Great Gallery hike from a friend. We were in Moab for a half marathon (my wife's), and decided to make the trip. First of all, don't drive the last 32 mile dirt (soft clay) and washboard road if there's even a hint of rain in the forecast. Believe the rest of the reviews!... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Great Gallery, I think, is the number two ancient art panel in the 'known' art panel world. The number one, again, for me, would be the Harvest Scene in the Maze district of Canyonlands. The Great Gallery is an easy, but hot and dry, hike from the small dirt parking area. The access road is primitive, but quite drivable... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is an outstanding hike that should not be missed! Beautiful canyon hike crossing a variety of geologic layers and culminating with a spectacular petroglyph panel. Our NPS ranger guide, Kristen Buck, was friendly, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to spend time with. Contact the Hans Flat Ranger District to check on conditions before you go. Flash floods, weather, and conditions... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

These Pictographs are in a very remote part of CanyonLands NP Near Hanksville, UT, then 30 miles of Dirt Road....do not do if it has rained you could get stuck for a couple of days. Beautiful drive to canyon rim...people can camp here Only Facility is a major bad Pit Toilet.... Although round trip down canyon to pictographs is 7... More 

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

This is a great experience. This is far off of pavement and a decent hike but very doable. Walked where ancient civilizations walked and we created our own stories of how they must have lived. A good family experience. We did this in a Honda but road conditions were very good at the time. We did have good studded snow... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

When you take the trouble to see this panel, you will never forget it. Very few people do, so you are usually by yourself at the panel. It is so stunning to see in person, not just in pictures. Very well worth the day to see. You will need to take a 4WD vehicle just to be sure.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

Went with family. Great hike. Beautiful canyon with lots of petroglyphs to see. Better if you go with the ranger-led hike so you can get closer to the Great Gallery It is moderately strenous.

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Horseshoe Canyon and the Great Gallery, was an experience I'll never forget! Have a vehicle with high clearance, and 4 wheel drive, because there is 30 miles of sandy roads that you can't navigate easily or go faster than 20 miles and hour if you're in a regular rental. Also, before you've started out on this adventure, you better know... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2010

A 6.5 mile round trip starts with a canyon wall descent = .9 mi and 600 feet, followed by a beautiful walk up a winding canyon. Three galleries of pictographs of varying types and ages. The Great Gallery is the final stop at 3.2 miles. Amazing figures approx 3000-5000 years old. We went in October when the weather was perfect... More 

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