Horseshoe Canyon Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Green River, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Dogs are not allowed on this trail. It is managed by the National Park Service.
This was a cool little trail with awesome, historic pictographs! I'd say total this hike was about 8 miles, not 6. The trailhead says 7, but someone scratched in 8-8.5 which I found to be more accurate. The bottom of the canyon is all sand which can get pretty tiresome to walk through so be ready for that. 4 panels of pictographs total and you have to go to the great gallery at the end because it's amazing! Cute little antelope squirrel at the end too trying to steal your food so beware! The climb out of the canyon is about 800 feet and it's not too awful if you just bust it out! Get out there early to beat the heat!
Off the beaten path and you might be the only one out in the canyon but the trek is well worth it. Plan for no cell phone reception and a 29 mile dirt road trek to the trailhead. Once there the trail drops down into the canyon. Once at the bottom of the canyon, about a 800 foot descent, hang a right and follow the cairns on the path. There are 4 different rock wall paintings not to be missed. The payoff comes after about 3 miles when you reach The Great Gallery. Sit, enjoy, and soak in the peaceful, quiet setting with spectacular rock art. The Great Gallery art has been featured on many Nat Geo shows, movies, etc. great hike, not technical but prepare accordingly as you might be the only one out there!