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: 

Get there early!

Started my hike through Bell Canyon at 7am on a weekday, didn't see another soul until halfway through Wild Horse canyon where I eventually ran into the groups of children this place is notorious for. Still, getting the first three hours of the canyon to myself was magical. Beautiful place. Only downside is the trek between the two slots, as you walk along an ATV road.

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!


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

279 Saves

Camp at Goblin Valley

456 Saves

Exploring Goblin Valley

500 Saves