No extra equipment is required for
Some pools of water during the wet
season, but as long as the weather
is good, so is the trail.
This trail would be very dangerous if
it is raining or there is runoff from the
winter snow. Please be cautious of
This area can be
very crowded with people of all
ages, so it is important to be
respectful of those around you.
Before you reach the entrance station of Goblin Valley
State Park you will turn right (west) and follow a road for
five miles to the trail-head. Trail Type
This trail is for hiking only. Distance
The full Little Wild Horse / Bell Canyon loop is approx.
8 miles, (12.8 km). Most people will just do LWH which
is a 3.3 mile, (5.8 km) hike one way. The elevation at
the trailhead is 4962 ft. with a gain of 700 ft. Difficulty Easy
This trail is relatively easy for the most part and can be
done by almost all ages.
This trail is hard sandstone and dirt with areas of
gravel. You will come across some bigger rocks along
the trail, but are easily negotiated.
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Little Wild Horse||38.582962||-110.803728 |
Take in the Views
This slot canyon is a beautiful hike that will take
you through the heart of San Rafael Swell. This
unique narrow is truly a sight to see. The sun
comes through the cracks in the rocks and lights
up caverns and smaller narrows. Be sure to bring
your camera because this is beauty you won’t
want to forget!
Get a Closer Look
Little Wild Horse Trail is a popular slot canyon
that is narrow and twists and turns through
long sections of convoluted sandstone. Bell
Canyon is a shorter; easier hike, but not as
scenically interesting. Whether you do the full
loop around and through both canyons (See
maps), or just Little Wild Horse, it makes for a
good, fun hike.
Do it at Your Own Pace
Doing the full loop requires that you follow the wash as you go north
until you reach the Behind the Reef road. Follow the road for about
45 minutes, until you reach an an opening in the face of the cliffs,
which is Bell Canyon. Travel South until you reach the meeting
point of the two trails and continue on out the way you came in.