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We made it quite a ways up Little Wildhorse, but had to turn back - water was about 3+ feet deep, and impossible to get around. Too cold to swim through. Amazing slot though... Incredible.

Great views, lots of people. Water has changed some features recently and we had to detour around a pool of water.

hiking
1 month ago

hike about 1.5 miles in the wash, then the canyon begins to narrow. there are several relatively easy obstacles. we got to the first major choke stone at about 4.5 miles. there was a good sized and very cold pool in front of the obstacle and since we were close to the turn around time, we decided that discretion was the better part of Valor

hiking
2 months ago

Motorcycled from Hans Flat Ranger Station many years ago and then hiked the overlook trail at the end. The overlook is amazing and I have wanted to go back and hike down into the maze

The Alltrails description of this hike is from the Highway 24 trailhead but the map is from the Gifford House end. We hiked in from the Highway 24 end of the Cohad Trail switched to the Frying Pan Trail and then to the Cassidy Arch Trail to Casidy Arch. A truly great and strenuous hike (lots of up and down) but not difficult nor edgy. The way we did it it encompassed about 8.5 miles and about 5 hours. The Arch is impressive and the only one we've found in southeast Utah that is easily walked across on top given its massive width.

If you're connecting to Elephant Hill Path, make sure your are on the lookout for the cairns! We got lost for a while before realizing we had to take a sharp right turn to go up and over the canyon

backpacking
2 months ago

Did this hike as a short backpacking trip. However, Definitely can be done as a long day hike. I really enjoyed hiking along the ridgeline. Fairly quiet trail. Only saw a handful of people along the way.

3 months ago

We combined this with the Burr Trail. Decent escape to the back country, some nice scenery. Easy drive, could get tougher after rain, worth a half day if you have the extra time

Did not finish this, but what we did see was very fun, we got here later than I wanted to the temp was already in the 90's, the heat just wore us down, so we decided to turn back before we were committed, would love to try again someday

amazing. bucket list type of hike.

Great hike, even in the 100 degree July summer. Started around 8:00 in the morning, weather was perfect until we got to the top of Little Wild Horse canyon. That is when the sun hits you and for the remainder of the hike you are in the sun. Took us 4 hours to complete, and that is with an inexperienced hiker. Little Wild Horse is beautiful, but I would skip Bell canyon next time and just go up and back through Little Wild Horse.

good but hot

nice family hike into a slot canyon. I recommend with small kids turning around after to slots.

hiking
5 months ago

LOVE this trail. I've done it a few times, but it was several years ago. Be sure to check the weather because the area is at risk for flash floods. Bring lots of water with you.

The day we went it was over 100 degrees and sunny. The first 1/2 mile was brutal but once we entered the slot canyon it was even relatively cool. The slot canyon was great and unique. Well worth the trip.

This was a very cool slot canyon! Did it last Sunday. I would recommend going up little Wild Horse and coming down bell because it's less steep that way! I have a partially torn ACL so going down and up some of the boulders in the slot was a bit tricky, but still very doable, just be ready for that! The middle 2 miles is exposed so make sure you start the hike early enough to beat the heat! Overall amazing trail and would recommend for all skill levels

It was an awesome hike! the slot canyon was really pretty and I will probably do it again! only the first 3 mile or so is the slot canyon and after the it's just a plain trail so I would recommend doing the 3 mile up and come back down the same path because the other side of the loop barely have any shade.