Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon is a slot canyon in the San Rafael Swell in Utah. While visiting my parents in Moab, we took a day trip to check it out.  The slot canyon is a 4 mile out and back hike, with an option to hike an 8 mile loop that returns to the trailhead via an adjacent canyon. 

Sheer walls and smooth channels of sandstone have been chiseled away by thousands of years of water gushing through the canyon. The low point in the slot is solid rock. With no soil for the water to seep into or any direct sunlight to evaporate it, the water is knee-deep and cold.

We decided to hike the 4 mile option and did some scrambling up a few of the side canyons on our way back to the trailhead.

 

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