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“Unbelievably prehistoric art in an unbelievable canyon”
Review of Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon
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Owner description: One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its outstanding geological characteristic.
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 sand dunes forming on the road. So make sure you call the road number before you go. It is 2.5 hours from Moab and 1.5 from Green River. There are NO services so come prepared, the 30 mile road will take you an hour to drive. The canyon in itself is spectacular and then there are the 3 sites, the Great Gallery is the best, with around 15 drawings and then there is Horseshoe one that is also wonderful. The hike itself is beautiful, with views of canyon walls and beautiful red sandstone. Its about 7 miles RT to the Great Gallery, but you can also continue on thru the canyon which is great hiking.

1  Thank suzieFortCollins
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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
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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 at the very edge intent on gaining the perfect selfie, all the while in danger of one wrong move or of being accidentally bumped and falling to their death.

1  Thank MollyN162
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Reviewed 2 December 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 in places. The road was washboarded so plan for extra time to drive there and it is remote so be self sufficient. The trailhead parking area allows camping and is spacious enough for multiple groups. The hike itself was so amazing that words cannot do it justice. The canyon coupled with the art makes it a special place worth the effort to get there. Call the Ranger Station before you leave if road conditions are questionable.

2  Thank Ben G
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Reviewed 25 March 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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