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Little Wild Horse Canyon

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truly amazing slot canyon

We stayed in goblin valley state park and took a day to do the little wild horse canyon. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gorgeous hike

We did the full loop that’s around 8 miles. Not a lot of elevation gain but some climbing over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sandstone walls rise on either side of this slot canyon.
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All reviews goblin valley state park turned around the loop amazing hike half mile narrow parts free slot couple spots large boulders parking area blm land flash flood bring plenty of water dead end muddy water utah desert takes about hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in goblin valley state park and took a day to do the little wild horse canyon. This is an amazing,non technical slot for the entire canyon. you can do just the wild horse canyon or keep going and link up to the bell...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank utahhiker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the full loop that’s around 8 miles. Not a lot of elevation gain but some climbing over boulders required. Highly recommend this hike but make sure you have enough time to complete since it is lengthy. If you just want to do the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
10  Thank emgeller
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I learned about this canyon from tripadvisor. It is a really enjoyable and beautiful slot canyon hike. Driving from Torrey, Utah, on Highway 24, you drive through Capitol Reef National Park. You don't actually enter the park, and do not need to purchase admission. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank WisconsinBadger2013
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I'm glad my husband knew not to enter at the first mouth of the canyon that you come to. It becomes a little difficult. Climb up the ridge and come back down through established foot trails. Still a little adventuresome to get in there but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Cyndar
Reviewed September 17, 2018

One of the nice things about this slot canyon is that you don’t need any technical skills to manage a fine loop trip. Just some moderate climbing to get to the entrance, where the routes are sign posted. So you get all the beauty and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Great fun for adults and kids alike. My little son isn't always crazy about hiking, but he loooooves slot canyons, and Little Wild Horse was another good one he enjoyed climbing around in, like a cross between hide and seek and a never-ending jungle gym,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JCBurnett
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Nothing is hard to find where we come from. This is a bit remote, not super well marked, and lord help me, no internet service anywhere near. Fortunately I had downloaded the hike map from AllTrails and was able to find it using the gps....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jen B
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Little Wild Horse is a well-known slot canyon you reach on a 6-mile gravel road just before you enter Goblin Valley State Park. It is one of the few really narrow slot canyons you can traverse without technical climbing gear and skills. And that is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Do you enjoy posting photos to Instagram? Look no further. Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon provides gorgeous rock formations with spectacular natural lighting, plus it's a fun hike. But be forewarned... the rocks are in the Utah desert so it's extremely hot and you'll have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JocelynBly
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We hiked for several miles. We only found a couple of slot canyons, but there’s a lot of miles to cover. It’s sandy so it’s a little rigorous. It needs better trail markers, but we enjoyed the hike and saw some beautiful scenery!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ilona L
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September 7, 2017|
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Response from Windy327 | Reviewed this property |
It took us under 4 hours to see both Little Wild Horse and Bell. Bell was not nearly as interesting but it was easier. You could try going down Little Wild Horse, then coming back instead of doing the loop, as a lot of the... More
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Response from NewMexBound | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 1/2 mi up a wide, dry wash. You'll come to a rock obstacle. You can climb over it directly, or along the left side, fairly easily. Very shortly afterwards, there's small sign. Bell Canyon is straight ahead... More