Horseshoe Canyon Trail

HARD 13 reviews
#19 of 66 trails in

Horseshoe Canyon Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Green River, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is best used from March until November.

6.9 miles
1338 feet
Out & Back



wild flowers


historic site

no dogs

23 days ago

Remote and gorgeous! I would say intermediate rather than difficult/hard. Although the last mile back out was steep! I would definitely hike this again!

25 days ago

I am giving this 4 stars, but only to create this post. Be forewarned, the gravel access road is susceptible to sand dunes on windy days. You should assume you need a high clearance four-wheel drive or you may not get through. We were driving an AWD Honda CRV and had to turn around after 20 miles. There are signs warning of this, just know it could be true! The dunes are cleared with a road grader, so it can be a matter of timing.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dogs are not allowed on this trail. It is managed by the National Park Service.

Monday, June 13, 2016

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!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016