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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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Older photographers-plan between 5-6 hours to do this right

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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131 attraction reviews
666 helpful votes 666 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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17 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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
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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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65 helpful votes 65 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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22 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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