LITTLE WILDHORSE CANYON

Trail Length: 8 Miles Round Trip

Difficulty / Rating: Easy/Moderate

Class: Class 1

Elevation Start: 4,940 Feet

Trailhead: N38° 34′ 59.22″, W110° 48′ 10.57″

 Little Wild Horse Bell Canyon Loop 1 [utahtrailhead.com]

SUMMARY

The Little Wildhorse Canyon trail is around 8 miles and can be done in about 4 hours.  This canyon is very family friendly.  No ropes, harnesses or guides are needed.  You can hike Little Wildhorse Canyon or Bell Canyon individually for a short distance, or combine them for the loop hike which is recommended by many hikers. Little Wildhorse Canyon is the better of the two canyons, so if you only intend to do a short hike, do Little Wildhorse Canyon. Even if you hike a short distance into each canyon you will still experience what a good slot canyon looks like. These canyons have a serious flash flood potential and extreme caution should be used. Occasionally there is water in some of the narrows so wear shoes that you can wade in. Do not enter the canyons when rain threatens. Also, the road to the trailhead may occasionally be impassable after periods of heavy rainfall. For current conditions call the San Rafael Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management, in Price at (435) 636-3600.

DIRECTIONS: Little Wildhorse Bell Canyon Loop is located in Emery County between the towns of Green River and Hanksville. From Green River, Utah follow I-70 west for 11 miles to Exit #149 and Highway 24. Follow Highway 24 south for 24 miles to mile maker 136 and the signed turn-off to Goblin Valley State Park. Follow the signs to Goblin Valley State Park. The signed turn-off to Little Wildhorse Canyon is located 11 miles from Highway 24 and 2 miles before the Goblin Valley State Park fee station on the west side of the road.

Follow the dirt road for 5.3 miles to the Little Wildhorse Canyon trailhead. The trailhead has parking, a vault toilet, trail register and information kiosk. The trailhead can usually be reached by passenger car in good weather.

Maps / Links / Downloads:

LITTLE WILD HORSE MESA, UT HISTORICAL MAP 1:24,000

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If you like this trail then check out: Wild Horse Window Trail