Horseshoe Canyon Trail | Capitol Reef Country

Horseshoe Canyon

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LOCATION The main access for the trail is off Hwy 24, the same road that leads to Goblin Valley. The road that leads to Horseshoe is 25 miles from Hwy 24. TRAIL TYPE There is a 2 mile hike that you must take to get to Horseshoe Canyon. The total hike is 7 miles. DISTANCE The total distance is 27 miles. That includes driving and hiking to Horseshoe Canyon. DIFFICULTY  Moderate The trail into Horseshoe Canyon is a hiking trail. Part of the trail is a narrow passage along a cliff. DESCRIPTION There is a pit toilet at the trail head.
EQUIPMENT This trail has been designed for hiking. ENVIRONMENT This is a trail that is open year-round. The area is beautiful in all seasons. SAFETY The maintained roads to well in all weather, you just need to be as cautious as you would be normally. TRAIL TIP Make sure that you pack a camera. A picture will never be as good as the real thing, but the obvious history and amazing views are too priceless to not record.
Name (Click name below to view map) GPS Latitiude Longitude
Horseshoe Canyon East Trailhead N 38d27’56” W 110d11’20” 38.465556 -110.188889
Horseshoe Canyon West Trailhead N 38d28’25” W 110d12’01” 38.473611 -110.200278
Horseshoe Canyon ATV Staging Area N 38d28’28” W 110d12’01” 38.474444 -110.200278
Take in the views

Take in the views

The Horseshoe Canyon Trail is located in Canyonlands National Park, providing a whole new world of views that are unique to this area. The beautiful views that can be seen along this trail are incomparable.

Do it at your own pace

Make sure you plan enough time to really explore and get to know the area. There are so may incredible things to see!
Do it at your own pace
Get a closer look

Get a closer look

Not only are the views incredible, but this area is rich with Native American and Western Outlaw history. There are panels of pictographs left by the ancient American Indian.
LARGE MAP Horseshoe Canyon

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