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Little Wild Horse Canyon

#163 of 985 things to do in Utah
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Phone Number: +1 801-636-3600
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Sandstone walls rise on either side of this slot canyon.

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This is rated as fairly easy walk, and it was until we hit the standing water. It had rained 4 days before. The first area we climbed around, but the second was waste to chest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Magnolia, Texas

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is rated as fairly easy walk, and it was until we hit the standing water. It had rained 4 days before. The first area we climbed around, but the second was waste to chest high (another couple went through). We weren't prepared for that so we turned around. Regardless is was really beautiful and clearly demonstrates the power of... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Goblin Valley many times, but had never tried this hike before. It's just outside of Goblin Valley State Park about 5 miles away on a paved road. The parking area is small, but we were there on a Friday in the fall, so it wasn't crowded. There had been storms a few days before, so the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two violent storms had raged through the canyons a few days before we went. Luckily, we checked with the Ranger Station in advance of our hike, so we were prepared for chest-deep water, and other potential obstacles. This is not necessarily an "easy" or "family-friendly" hike. The storms had changed the topography of the canyon, so some serious scrambling was... More 

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Nuernberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The road to the parking area of the canyon is fully paved. It was a small problem to find a passable entrance to the canyon because of a big rock on the entrance. So we climbed a little bit on the left side and found a way down to the canyon. The canyon is really amazing and very small. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is my second time in this hike and its absolutely amazing! It's an easy hike and unlike anything you've seen before and it's FREE! If your time is limited then pick this hike over Goblin Valley State Park. I've done the 8 mile loop and don't really recommend it. I think little wildhorse canyon is prettier then bell canyon... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is an excellent hike for anyone! You will experience great narrow slots and great adventure, but always safe. The trail as a loop is about 8 miles long, but for less experienced hikers or those shorter on time you can hike through the main slots and take a return trip back the way you came after about 2 miles.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My friends and I walked down the long trail (8 mile) on a sunny afternoon, after visiting Goblin Valley. Luckily, we had a lot of shade, because the walk itself is quite a strain; there are lots of rocks, sudden increases, and narrow spaces to climb over, through, etcetera. This makes it very challenging at times, but also a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We spent an hour or two hiking here while enroute to Goblin Valley State Park and the whole family enjoyed the experience despite the mid-July temperature of 103. We made the right turn to stay going up Little Wildhorse because it's more "slotty" and we weren't disappointed. This slot canyon is SO narrow that in a couple spots the floor... More 

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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Little Wild Horse Canyon is a great slot canyon that is accessible to most everyone. The hike is moderate and if going in the heat of summer, get an early jump on it. The canyon stays cool in the morning. If you are doing the loop and coming down Bells Canyon be prepared for a hot hike along a dirt... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Located near Goblin Valley state park. The trail head has a vault bathroom. You walk in the river bed/washout to get to the trail. It's about a half mile. Then you will need to scramble over some rocks to get inside the canyon. Basically the canyon trail follows the washes in a loop. It's divided into three trails. I am... More 

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