Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Loop

Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Loop

Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Trailhead

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Aaron Roth

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $199/night

Under Canvas Moab

Moab, Utah

From $46/night
From $94/night

Defiance House Lodge

Bullfrog, Utah

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Get there early!

Started my hike through Bell Canyon at 7am on a weekday, didn't see another soul until halfway through Wild Horse canyon where I eventually ran into the groups of children this place is notorious for. Still, getting the first three hours of the canyon to myself was magical. Beautiful place. Only downside is the trek between the two slots, as you walk along an ATV road.

Quite The Adventure

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.

Amazing

If you haven't been, you must go!

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Aaron Roth

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike to Goblin's Lair and Carmel Canyon

Adventure

Camp at Goblin Valley

Adventure

Exploring Goblin Valley

Adventure

Photographing Dutchman's Arch

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

travel

Women’s Adventures on the Rise with MT Sobek

​Our friends at MT Sobek are proudly marking their 50th anniversary by creating a series of women...

gear

5 Pieces of Gear You Need for a Weekend Adventure in Monterey, California

Everything you need to crush your trip to Monterey.

destinations

Why You Need to Visit Taughannock Falls in the Winter

Taughannock Falls is gorgeous year-round, but it is especially beautiful in the winter

how-to

How to Pack for Adventure Travel

Pack light, pack smart, and always give yourself some breathing room.

More Stories