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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its...
One of four areas of Canyonlands National Parks - each named for its outstanding geological characteristic.
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For history/adventure lovers

The drive to get there is already an adventure in itself ! Make sure you have the adequate vehicule for this 4-wheel drive. The landscapes are beautiful, the petroglyphs are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The drive to get there is already an adventure in itself ! Make sure you have the adequate vehicule for this 4-wheel drive. The landscapes are beautiful, the petroglyphs are amazing and the wildlife is more present than other trails in the parks probably because the horseshoe is the least used trail in the park. That's also what makes it... More 

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Oro Valley, AZ
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We loved loved loved Horseshoe Canyon! Beautiful views, fantastic rock art, fine hike. Beware of the road in! I cannot emphasize enough how quickly conditions can change! We drove our little car to the canyon rim in under an hour, and upon arrival the skies opened and poured forth monsoonal rain. We thought we'd wait it out, but a guy... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Other reviewers have done a very accurate job of describing this Canyon-I would add that walking in the washes is slow going and takes more time than you would imagine. We are 60+ year old hobby photographers and it took us 6 hours to hike, stop and take photos, eat lunch, and then hike back up. There are lots of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife & I saw Horseshoe Canyon on a TV show, Ancient Aliens, and determined there and then that we would see the place for ourselves. When you leave the paved road, it is 32 miles of 4 wheel drive, high clearance travel that took us about 3.5 hours. We camped on the top of the rim and hiked in... More 

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Auburn, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The canyon is on the west side of Canyonlands and you have to drive 30 miles on a generally good dirt road to get there but it's well worth it. The petroglyphs are great and the hike itself is very nice, at least in the spring! It's probably much tougher in the summer.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

HOT!!! Take water but enjoy the scenery :) Take your time to explore and enjoy all that there is but be aware and take care.

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Ohio, USA
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680 helpful votes 680 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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St. Petersburg, Russia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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