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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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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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Variegated color beauty!

Here is where you find the green and blue bands of color. This is caused by different lichen and minerals. Lots of painted desert here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ggerskine
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Orlando, Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is where you find the green and blue bands of color. This is caused by different lichen and minerals. Lots of painted desert here!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Horseshoe Canyon is difficult to access, possibly by design to protect the wonderful Native American artwork on the canyon walls. The hike begins after a 32 mile dirt road adventure off of Rte 24 that leaves you a little rattled and glad to be on your own two feet for the next several hours. There is a huge parking area... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Some of our friends took us out to Horseshoe canyon to show us an area were Dinosaur bones are still being unearthed today. While we were there taking photos we could see people excavating with small trowels looking for Dinosaur bones. There is a very nice picnic area there were we had lunch, there are lots of chipmunks there they... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My wife and I made the trip to Horseshoe Canyon in early June of 2014. The drive in on 1010 is 32 miles of barely maintained gravel road. The road is well marked however. We had a Nissan Xterra and never used the 4X4 drive. If the weather is dry which it always is in June, the trip can be... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

After staying in the Capitol Reef area and on our way to Moab, we decided to drive to, and hike Horseshoe Canyon. Never having driven on 4x4 roads or much unpaved/dirt roads, the drive was a bit nerve racking. Horseshoe Canyon is very remote (30 miles of dirt road deep into the backcountry and zero cell phone reception in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

It was a difficult climb to the second viewpoint but the view was spectacular ! Worth every second of the climb.

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Oakland, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Well worth the trip from Moab to visit this remote area. Amazing Petroglyphs in a little used canyon that is not contiguous to (detached) Canyonlands National Park. An easy 6 mile round trip hike and a beautiful canyon. Must be able to follow cairns (rock pilings) to find the path to the three/four locations of ancient wall art. We brought... More 

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Nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

There are 2 routes to get to the trailhead--both long, relatively flat gravel and dirt roads with some washboarding. If it hasn't been raining you can go 20-40 mph. Both take about 1.5 hours from Green River. 4WD is a must. Main preparation is to follow park recommendation for bringing enough water--this place is quite remote. If you get dehydrated... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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80 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

First of all, getting to Horseshoe Canyon is not bad at all assuming it hasn't rained recently. The road from Hanksville is honestly better than many of the main roads in the Chicagoland area. You can go 40mph most of the way. Leaving from Hanksville, it took me just about an hour to get to the trailhead. About half way... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The Park clearly marks this as a 2 wheel drive road and it is except after rain. There was even a 24 ft Winnebago View motorhome back there with us. The last couple of miles is narrow so if you meet someone--someone will have to back up, but no drop offs. We are in our late 60s and took about... More 

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