We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Worth the wait

My husband had been wanting to do this hike for quite sometime. But reading reviews and talking to... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
Justsuern
,
Indiana
via mobile
Very interesting experience

It took us less than 5 hours for the round trip (3 in and 2 out). It can get hot in the summer. So... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
yyyzzz_utah
,
Murray, Utah
Read all 13 reviews
  
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Canyonlands National Park
from $107.51
More Info
from $119.46
More Info
from $119.46
More Info
from $179.19
More Info
Reviews (13)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveler rating
13
0
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Traveler rating
13
0
0
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 6 of 13 reviews
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband had been wanting to do this hike for quite sometime. But reading reviews and talking to people who had taken the hike, we knew we needed a 4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicle. We finally had one this visit. The day was beautiful. They say the hike is about 7 miles but with the heavy layers of sand it would feel like a 10 mile hike. They were right. And my Fitbit showed it to be a 8 mile hike total.
You go down into the canyon and then walk through the sand to get to the pictographs. There are several stops along the way to get to the Great Gallery to see other pictographs, so take your time to look for them. Bring lots of water! It's hot down there.
There are boxes near a bench with information about the pictographs in them. Don't miss that.
Amazing to be near this ancient art.
Definitely worth the hike. But be sure you are physically fit. It can be a challenge walking through the sand and back up from the canyon.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Justsuern
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 3, 2017

It took us less than 5 hours for the round trip (3 in and 2 out). It can get hot in the summer. So it is advised to bring in ample water.

We have enjoyed seeing the panels and the interpretation of the volunteer rangers.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank yyyzzz_utah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Great Gallery, I think, is the number two ancient art panel in the 'known' art panel world. The number one, again, for me, would be the Harvest Scene in the Maze district of Canyonlands. The Great Gallery is an easy, but hot and dry, hike from the small dirt parking area. The access road is primitive, but quite drivable in a Subaru. If, however, the rain begins, it will make it kind of dicy to get back to the pavement, which is a long ways away.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Hartimage
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is an outstanding hike that should not be missed! Beautiful canyon hike crossing a variety of geologic layers and culminating with a spectacular petroglyph panel. Our NPS ranger guide, Kristen Buck, was friendly, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to spend time with. Contact the Hans Flat Ranger District to check on conditions before you go. Flash floods, weather, and conditions for the road to the remote trailhead should be considered in advance. Outstanding experience!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank coloradomtns2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 8, 2015

These Pictographs are in a very remote part of CanyonLands NP
Near Hanksville, UT, then 30 miles of Dirt Road....do not do if it has rained you could get stuck for a couple of days. Beautiful drive to canyon rim...people can camp here
Only Facility is a major bad Pit Toilet....
Although round trip down canyon to pictographs is 7 or so miles
It takes about 7 hours to do, roundtrip. I am 62, my hubby 74 we are in good shape, no major health issues, BUT this is a major hike, little over a mile down the cliff, follow the carins
Take your time. Once at the bottom you are greated with a stream (warned do not drink this water) cottonwood trees
Cool, we did at end of April, there was a bit of snow night before.
You follow the rock carins and there is lots of dry sand, tougher going...very tiring
Follow recommended rules - carrying water etc
You are almost entirely alone only a handful of people did we encounter on roundtrip and on way back a volunteer Park guide walking the trail.
Once at Pictographs you are amazed, truly different, Holy Ghost Panel
Inspiring...these will go away with time as painted and already part of one the cliff had calved off.
My hubby and I truly amazed we did this, very glad we did...but is a tough one!
On way back on dirt road encounteted a group of wild horses..on the road.
You have hours to your thought when doing this hike, undertake it wirh understanding
Little help available...but, if you do will be a major highlight of your life.

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Beachglass1006
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews