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Distance: 8.5 miles round trip. Elevation gain: 700 ft. Duration: 5 hours. Beautiful and easily accessible slot canyons.

The Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop hike is a classic southern Utah experience. Little Wild Horse Canyon is the better of the two canyons, so if you can only do part of the hike do Little Wild Horse. If you're doing a loop of both, save the best for last and go up Bell Canyon and down Little Wild Horse. It is an easy hike with no major obstacles.

There is also plenty of camping nearby and bathrooms at the trailhead with plenty of parking. Others who have hiked this say they have never seen water above knee level when it is raining, but I would be cautious and check the weather before making the trip.

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  • Good hiking/walking shoes
  • Trail snacks
  • Plenty of water for an 8 mile hike in the desert
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Make sure you start from the Wild Horse side. Last trip down here me and my buddy got lost due to no posting of the train map where it was needed. Spent 8 1/2 hiking and found our way back after going 20miles round trip. Know the map and always download the area on an app before going off. Simple hike but can turn out bad of your not careful.

5 months ago
5 months ago

If you haven't been, you must go!

11 months ago
11 months ago

Little Wild Horse Canyon is a really fun, simple slot canyon. I went in the middle of April, and there was actually quite a bit of water in some spots of the slots. My brother is 6 ft tall and fell into almost his shoulders. For the most part it was about knee high for a 6ft tall person, but be cautious as you're walking through. Overall, it's a fun hike with lots of people. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

11 months ago
11 months ago

Little Wild Horse Canyon is a really fun, simple slot canyon. I went in the middle of April, and there was actually quite a bit of water in some spots of the slots. My brother is 6 ft tall and fell into almost his shoulders. For the most part it was about knee high for a 6ft tall person, but be cautious as you're walking through. Overall, it's a fun hike with lots of people. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

11 months ago
11 months ago

Awesome hike but very popular now that they have paved the road to the parking lot. For a bit more adventurous hike with far fewer people keep driving past the Parking lot for about three miles to a parking lot for the Ding/Dang Canyons loop. Don't miss Goblin Valley State Park or Crack Canyon

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Fun hike and scramble. If you have a smaller dog you might need to help them up/down spots.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

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