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Wild Horse Window is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Green River, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 505 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Cave

Views

Wild flowers

No shade

Historic site

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Getting There

Wild Horse Window is an astonishing natural bridge in the Southeastern section of the San Rafael Swell. If you look directly west from the trailhead you will see the cave right from the road. Take the trail taking you down the hill. Continue through the wash and back up the other side and it will lead you to the rock hill you'll need to ascend. After about a mile, you’ll arrive at the opening. There are two openings that make it look like a giant pair of eyes watching over the valley (some have called this the Eyes of Sinbad). On the way back, keep your eye on the right side, as there are a couple of places where you can drop down into the canyon to the north. The canyon can be followed back to near the trailhead, and narrows down for a short stretch to a mini slot canyon.

From the town of Green River, UT take I-70 Westbound for 11 miles to exit #149 and highway 24. Continue on highway 24 for 24 miles and you'll see the sign to the turnoff to Goblin Valley State Park. Take this turn to the right - this is Goblin Valley road. Keep on this road for 5 miles to Temple junction - you'll see a BLM information kiosk here. Continuing on this road would lead you to the Temple Mountain Pictographs, but we'll be turning left here (south). After 0.3 miles, there is an unsigned dirt road on the right. Take this dirt road for about a quarter mile and you'll find a few places to park. This is the Wild Horse Window Trailhead.

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Lauren Bechtel
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Really fun hike! a few notes: gps "trailhead" on All Trails has the trailhead as the side of the road. A little bit before you reach that spot, there is a dirt road on the right side of the main road that leads to a better spot to park. it will be obvious once you get there (you can see the trail going towards the window). it's easy to lose track of the "trail" but just keep your eyes peeled for Cairns! please don't step on cryptobiotic soil, it's very easy to stay on the rock the whole time!

Amie Bigelow
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Hiking

Breathtaking once you reach the window. The desert was in bloom and that was gorgeous. We were with a group that repelled through the window.

Serena Talbot
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Hiking

Download the map before attempting. Fairly easy if you can find the cairns but we did see a family get lost. We were too far away to help much besides point in the direction of the trail. Before you get to the window, you're on top of a rock formation without trail markings (besides cairns). Not very many people on the trail. Also, there's no cell phone service in the area.

Silvia Smith
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Me encantó! Aunque ya estaba muy cansada, valió la pena. Hay muchas plantas interstates y bonitas en el sendero y los arcos al fin son muy magníficos!

Madisyn Taylor
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HikingNo shade

This was better than i had expected! The trail was a little hard to find without gps, so i would highly recommend downloading the map beforehand when you have service. There are a few trails in the area that we tried to follow at first. I’m sure it would be easy to navigate with a map. The caverns at the end are so beautiful. This hike is exposed with very little shade until the end. Bring water!

Matt Sutherland
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Hiking

Cooler than we expected. We screwed up for a minute by going down to the bottom of the canyon thinking we could get back up- don’t do that. Stay high on the mountain as you go towards the window. It’s a fun Slickrock trail most of the way with an incredible destination.

Fred Hopkin
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I hate to say too much because part of the appeal is that it has so few visitors, but it's a beautiful hike across slick-rock to get to the cave. The Juniper and cedar are beautiful, and the scenery along the hike are worth the walk. The cavern at the end is the highlight. Make sure you hike all the way to the cavern. The trail really is unmarked, but if you follow directions to the trailhead you can see the cavern across the wash. Just walk towards it.

Destiny Thomson
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HikingOff trailScramble

Very cool cave at the end. There is a trail to follow sporadically but most of it is over rocks.

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Matthew Peel
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Hiking

Fun! As much scrambling as you want. I came in April and the temperature was perfect. If you have extra time, there’s lots to explore in the area, like finding your way to the top of the “window”, and going through a small slot canyon on the west side. Not a bucket list hike, but I’d do it again!

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Adam Cowie
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Hiking

Wow. Amazing cave/arch that is one of the most awesome spots in southern Utah I've been to. Best light into cave is during early to mid-morning. A little over 2 miles out and back from parking areas. Spot the cave from the gravel/dirt road that overlooks the South Temple Wash creekbed and then just hike straight towards the cave over the white sandstone. A few carins mark the way, but really not necessary. Lots of comments about there not being a trail, but it's not hard to find if you just hike a straight line to it.

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Jennifer Kumar
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Hiking

We went in Sept. 2018. If you aren't familiar with finding unmarked hikes, download the GPS map when you are in an area you get cell signal. There is no cell signal in this area. In fact, you'll probably only get signal in Hanksville or Green River, both some distance away. I have a recording under the recording section. The straight line you see in my recording is the drive from the paved road to the unmarked trail head. This drive is a dirt road, but short and manageable by many types of vehicles. Do bring a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks. When we went, there was only one other couple on the trail, so when we got to the window, we had it all to ourselves. As it was getting dark, we only stayed about 20 minutes. I'd go there again! it's a nice little walk with amazing views.

Barbi Blonquist
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This is a fantastic little hike. There is mention no actual trail to follow and that is correct. There are not many cairns either so it’s helpful to know that once you park, go over the little hill through the wash, and go due WEST. A compass is necessary. Just follow it west through the wash and you’ll be fine.

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Hiked early in the morning when the sun was just coming up. The orange sunrise really lite up rock and was beautiful

Josh Rybak
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Not really a specific trail, but you can easily get to the window. A very neat hike that is completely exposed to the elements, so bring plenty of water. Would definitely recommend if you have an hour to take a short hike.

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Special place, short modest hike, easy to find the way back, destination is a special and unique scenic area with Indian art as a bonus. It is a must when near Goblin State Park. I would rate it very doable for most kids.

Greg Nelson
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Hiking

A great little hike for the whole family !

Craig Hall
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Hiking

A little difficult to find the “path”. But we made our own. It was so beautiful and the “Window” was unlike anything I’ve ever seen!

Monica Lee
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful hike that is worth it at the end. Beware though - the trail is really hard to find, nonexistent if anything and I got lost in the swell at least 2-3 times making this more of a "moderate to difficult" hike versus "easy" on the way back I found the "easy" route that I'd classify as more "moderate" due to having to scramble in a few places. I hiked with my lab (large dog, about 70lbs) that I had to help on/off steep places so I'd recommend the dog wearing a harness if you bring them. Lots of little pools of water in the swell for her to jump in and cool off for a drink. The trailhead is also kind of hard to find, there's lots of "unsigned dirt roads" in this area, so just follow google maps and try to find the one that heads closest to the gps coordinates. Also not much cell service so have the coordinates keyed up before you lose signal.

Tanner Poulton
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Hiking

Absolutely worth the hike! The cave is secluded and provides a gorgeous rest stop. Definitely a challenge to follow the trail, though. Get a good idea of where you're going when you start out otherwise you'll lose sight of the cave and get confused in the swell. I'd recommend this to anyone!

Stacey Pack
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Couldn't even find the hike. We tried for a half hour and had To stop cause it got to dark. Wish we could have found it and that the trails were better marked in the whole area!!!

Charles Compton
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Hiking
First to Review

Super cool hike with pictographs and a massive pour off.

Stephen Schuler
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Hallie Castro
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Chase Stevens
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Brandon Bodell
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Brandon Bodell
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London Sutherland
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Malinda R.
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