Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon

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"Little Wild Horse is a classic slot canyon located in south-central Utah, near Goblin Valley. It is a popular hiking spot for families and youth groups. The main attraction is a long stretch of "narrows," where the canyon walls are so close you have to turn sideways to get through. The rock walls are sculpted and very beautiful.

There are two popular approaches to hiking here. Some people simply go into Little Wild Horse, hike as far as they feel comfortable and then return the way they came in. More adventurous people make a loop by hiking up Little Wild Horse and then crossing over and descending Bell Canyon. The loop hike totals about 8 miles, and is moderately strenuous." from Little Wild Horse Canyon |

Getting There

Located in the San Rafael Swell of Utah, off the Highway 24 (north of Hanksville and southwest of Green River). Turn and follow signs towards Goblin Valley State Park.  Before entering the fee area, turn west and follow signs to Little Wild Horse Canyon - the road is paved.

Red Tape

No permit, so no red tape!


There is a nice campground inside the Goblin Valley state park (including warm showers!).  Be prepared to pay a fee per night.  Alternatively, one can camp off the road past Goblin Valley for free.

External Links

Little Wild Horse Canyon |

Find photos and additional information at Little Wild Horse canyon & Bell canyon loop : Photo Albums : SummitPost