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  1. United States
  2. Utah
  3. Moab
  4. Canyonlands National Park

From Moab: 1-Day Horseshoe Canyon Exploration

Product ID: 211941
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Explore the Horseshoe Canyon in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. Discover where the outlaws of the old west made their hideout. See the Great Gallery, a striking collection of rock paintings in the Barrier Canyon Style.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel or accommodation in Moab. Please wait for pickup in the lobby of your hotel or near the front entrance to your rental accommodation and look for the vehicle marked with the local partner's name.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the Great Gallery, one of the most well-known rock art sites in North America
  • Hike down into the Horseshoe Canyon 650 feet below the rim
  • Journey through the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park
  • See incredible rock formations such as red carmel sandstone caps and Navajo slick rock
Full description
Start your adventure by being picked up from your accommodation in Moab. Make your way in an air-conditioned vehicle across the Green River Desert to the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. Experience Utah’s epic landscapes as you travel to Horseshoe Canyon.

Once at Horse Shoe Canyon, you’ll explore the heart of Robbers Roost Country. This remote wilderness is where the infamous bank robber Butch Cassidy learned to rustle cattle. The area was also a favorite hide-out among the outlaws of the old west, including the Wild Bunch. See the canyon's striking rock formations.

Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch at the western rim of Horseshoe Canyon. Afterward, take a 7-mile hike down into the canyon. See the Great Gallery and marvel at the paintings which adorn the sides of the canyon. These life-size paintings of human figures were created between 400 AD and 1100 AD by the Desert Archaic culture, a nomadic group of hunter-gatherers. After admiring the centuries-old paintings, climb back up to your vehicle and return to Moab.
Includes
  • Buffet-style lunch with ice water and lemonade
  • Licensed and experienced Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moab
What’s Not Included
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note, that the hike out of the canyon is strenuous. Guests should be healthy and in good physical condition in order to make the 7-mile hike (roundtrip)
Organized by

NAVTEC Expeditions

Product ID: 211941