Little Wild Horse Canyon 02.19.2017

What started as a casual invitation to go visit one of Utah's most visited slot canyons, quickly became a unique adventure filled with beautiful sandstone lines.

Getting There

Little Wild Horse Canyon Trailhead is located in the San Rafael Swell, just two hours south of Price, Utah and just down the road from Goblin Valley State Park.


With some advanced planning, you can find yourself camping in comfort at the Goblin Valley State Park just a few miles from the canyon.

However, approximately 2 miles before reaching the trailhead, you will begin to see dirt roads branch off of Wild Horse Road. For a free and secluded night of camping, find your way along one of these rough "roads" to find a flat tent area with a fire pit that suits your needs.

Be advised that 4WD or AWD is recommended to reach these areas.

The San Rafael Swell area provides a great place to view the stars. In addition, the desert canyons and rock formations provide dramatic sunrise and sunset views.

The Trail

The Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail is a 4.1-mile long, "out and back", family friendly hike. The hike can, however, be extended to form an 8-mile loop by hooking into the Bell Canyon Trail.

Approximately half a mile into the hike it becomes clear why it is one of Utah's most visited slot canyons, as the walls of the canyon rise dramatically and the trail narrows.

For some added adventure exploring hoodoos (top-heavy rock formations), be sure to visit the nearby Goblin Valley State Park on your way out of the swell.

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Brett Myers

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