Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Loop

Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Trailhead

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.

Pack List

  • Good hiking/walking shoes
  • Trail snacks
  • Plenty of water for an 8 mile hike in the desert
Show More
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

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!

super pretty but busy

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!


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike to Goblin's Lair and Carmel Canyon

This beautiful, isolated hike also makes for a flexible route – very few places in Goblin Valley are off limits, allowing you to customize the adventure as much as you please.

271 Saves

Camp at Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley State Park is in a rural section of southern Utah, but if you type it into Google Maps you will go straight there.

436 Saves

Exploring Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley Can entertain you for 1 hour or 10. There are no established trails, so you are free to wander around the entire park.

479 Saves