Little Wild Horse San Rafael in 360 Degrees
- 5 hours South of SLC - 1 hour min South of Bryce Canyon
- Great for ALL Ages
- Very Entertaining Slot Canyon. Took my kids when they were little and they loved it.
- Around 2-3 miles if you just do the first 3 slots. 11.2 round trip if you do Bell Canyon also.
- About 1620 feet elevation
- Easy Hike - Level 2
IS THERE AN EASIER PATH FOR ME?
Sometimes in life, we get frustrated that life is not going great, and we keep feeling like obstacles are thrown in our way. I do not know why some people get more share of trials than others, but I know for CERTAIN that GOD LOVE YOU. I know that he is often looking down on us and watching us struggle trying to conquer a certain challenge, and he is standing back where I am, saying I have an easier path, try this path it is easier. If we just take a breath, and ask Please Lord Help Me, Then listen, you might find that God has a better path for you that leads to more happiness and joy.
|This area in this above photo, and below in the 360 trail is a little tricky for many, but if you get up on this ledge early instead of trying to get up that lip at the end it is every simple.|
360 Trail of Where I Sneaked Up on the Ledge Early to Avoid the Challenge Up Ahead
WALK WITH ME THROUGH LITTLE WILD HORSE - VIDEOS
VIDEOS OF THE CRAZY TWISTS AND TURNS IN LITTLE WILD HORSE SLOT CANYON
|Crazy S shape in the Walls of Wild Horse Slot Canyon|
360 TRAIL THROUGH A WINDY SECTION OF LITTLE WILD HORSE
MORE 360 TRAIL in Little Wild Horse
BLACK STRIPES FROM WATER ON A CLIFF OVERHANG IN UTAH SLOT CANYON
360 Trail of Above Area
|A different spot with Interesting Black Water Marks|
HUGE ROCK JAMMED IN LITTLE WILD HORSE CANYON TO GO UNDERNEATH
FUN CONTRAST LIGHTING FROM THE SUN IN THE MORNING
|I love how the sun was popping the colors on the back huge cliff, and how yellow it was compared to the slot.|
FUN SECTION WITH COOL RIPPLES IN THE CLIFF WALL
|Funky Rib Like section of the Walls in the Wild Horse Slot canyon. The blue dot is a person so you can see how tall the walls are.|
|More Rib like Walls in Little Wild Horse|
MY FAVORITE LUNCH AREA FOR A BREAK
INFORMATION ON THE LITTLE WILD HORSE HIKE
To get to the trail head, you go from Green River and head west on I-70 to Buckhorn Draw Rd. Take Exit 131 and then follow Temple Mountain Rd and Do Rd 1012 to Behind the Reef Trail. Personally I just have Google Maps take me there, but there are important steps you should DEFINITELY take before heading into this area for you will not have any cell service when you get here.
1. In Google Maps search for this ware, then click on the 3 line button in the top corner. Go down to Offline Maps, and tell Google to download a map of this area for you.
2. Purchase one of these awesome External GPS units. It makes it so you don't need cell service to use your Google Maps. I LOVE MINE. I have had both the Garmin and the Global Sat and they both worked great. Just make sure you turn the thing on, and I use a Booth Tooth GPS app to sync it to my phone. This way you won't have any issues getting lost back in here.
The first Section of the Trail just walks along the river bed. Stay on it, for there are paths leading out at first that go nowhere. Watch for the Sign below. The left side takes you to Bell Canyon, and the right does Little Wild Horse Canyon. The whole loop is a good part of a day 8-9 miles and goes through the 3 slots in Little Wild Horse, Opens up to a wide open area as you work over to Bell, and then down Bell that has a few decent slot canyons. Most peoples favorite section is the first 3 slots in Little Wild Horse.
|Utah.com Website about this Trail|
Link to Utah.com information
All Trails Link to Current Conditions of the Trail.
If you liked this area, I think you would also LOVEWILLIS CREEK SLOT CANYON. I love this one, for it has a cute creek that runs down it. It is not intense enough that you are going to get your feet wet if you don't want to, but makes it fun for kids, and is great for photos. The Slot canyon is not as narrow as Little Wild Horse so it makes it for fun easy amazing photography.
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MOON SHINE TANKS or sometimes called Little Spotted Wolf Canyon
DING & DANG