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Horseshoe Canyon

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its outstanding geological characteristic.
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Ohio, USA
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347 reviews 347 reviews
121 attraction reviews
527 helpful votes 527 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of the best hikes that I have made in southern Utah, but it is not for the faint of heart. Just getting to the trailhead is a bit of an adventure as it is a 30 mile haul along a gravel road. And the 6-mile round-trip hike is challenging but the views in the canyon are beautiful... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife was tremendously excited about seeing this canyon, especially after studying about the petroglyphs on the canyon walls. We started out early in the morning and closely followed the indications given by the visitor station. There are 4 sites which alternate on the two sides of the canyon walls, but the best of all is the last one at... More

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michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There are two ways to experience Horseshoe Canyon: from the top or from the bottom. Try them both because they are unique experiences unto themselves. First do the top by going to Dead Horse State Park and taking the short drive out to the overlook. It's a great spot and you can walk along the rim to see the landscape.... More

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Crested Butte, CO
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Went here in college with some friends - loved it so much I had to bring the wife and my parents back 14 years later! 6.5 mile hike round trip - bring lots of water and food. 750 vertical feet lost and then regained. Hike is along the dry river bed (that can be running in the Spring and during... More

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colorado
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The road getting to the canyonlands horseshoe canyon looks very innocent but it gets quite deep with sand and dirt many times in the 32 mile stretch. Dont worry if you are in a 4wd or in most cases, and all wheel(like a subaru). Things to look out for: impending weather...as you will not be able to get out with... More

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US
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150 reviews 150 reviews
22 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

There are so many articles and pictures on the web that there is no point of me describing this place. That this is a must see for anyone who appreciates Native American Art is unquestionable. And yes, the panels look much better in person. No picture can do justice or equal your own eyes. And as such I am not... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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46 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The hike through Horseshoe Canyon takes you past some of the most unique ancient rock art in the US, culminating in the Great Gallery, which is an extended panel of larger than life sized mystic figures low down on the smooth canyon walls. Even without the pictographs, this hike is well worth doing for itself. A few miles beyond the... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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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