"Wow: worth the time and effort!" Horseshoe Canyon Unit- Canyonlands National Park by WinInZion

You've got to go here!

Horseshoe Canyon is located about 50 miles outside Hanksville, UT. The area is actually a part of Canyonlands N.P. Access is remote but certainly doable by 2wd, high clearance cars. A friend took her Jetta here a week ago.

You come here to hike into the canyon and view the amazing pictographs. These are reported to be the best on the Colorado Plateau and certainly live up to there billing. There are four different panels that you come to while hiking thru the canyon.

Your going to need a lot of water and you should be in reasonable shape.

The Great Gallery - Why You're Here

OK, you ascended 750 ft into the canyon, you hiked 3 miles and this is the reason.

The Great Gallery is probably the finest set of drawings on the Colorado Plateau.
You'll marvel at the artwork and keep thinking about it being at least 2000 years old.

You passed three other panels to get here! and they all were special.

  • Last visit to Horseshoe Canyon Unit- Canyonlands National Park: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 27, 2008
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  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    Wow - can't believe yours is the ONLY tip for the Grand Gallery! It's on my list but hear there's a tough lottery system to get a permit. How easy was the trail to follow? Fairly well marked?

    • Segolily's Profile Photo
      Feb 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      I think I even read it, but I forget these things.... on the Canyonlands National Park Page.

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Feb 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Yep, in my Canyonlands pages.

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