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Horseshoe Canyon - Western Access

Intermediate

Trail

3.6 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 196' 60 m
Descent: -644' -196 m
High: 5,325' 1,623 m
Low: 4,702' 1,433 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)

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Map Key

The typical descent from the western entrance.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek · Views

Need to Know

Bring water and sun protection.

Runner Notes

Good even trail that can be a bit sandy and dusty.

Description

From the parking lot follow the obvious trail past the information booth. The trail slowly descends, weaving it's way from one wash to another. Along the way you come across several nice views of the canyon. Shortly after passing through a gate, you make your way into the river basin and connect up with the main trail.

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Photos

Sentinels.
Jul 29, 2015 near Moab, UT
"Great Gallery" Holy Ghost Panel
Jul 29, 2015 near Moab, UT
The "Great Gallery"
Jul 29, 2015 near Moab, UT
Looking down into Horseshoe Canyon
Nov 5, 2018 near Moab, UT
Dinosaur tracks!
Jul 29, 2015 near Moab, UT
Morning light on the cottonwoods.
Nov 5, 2018 near Moab, UT

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