Little Wild Horse Fun

I wrote a blog post about some of the top Utah adventures that we had last year. One of those on the list was Little WildHorse Canyon. It was such a fun trip that we took. Little WildHorse is a slot Canyon located around Hanksville Utah. It’s a small Canyon you can access pretty close to Goblin Valley State Park. It doesn’t cost anything to go, there are no fees.

Navigation

Coming from North

Take I-15 southbound

Take us-6 exit towards price, keep left to continue onto exit 257B

Use the right lane to take interstate 70 w ramp towards Selina

Merge onto I-70 W

Take exit 149 for UT-24 towards Hanksville

Turn left onto UT-24 W

Turn right onto Temple Mountain Road

Turn left onto Goblin Valley Rd

Turn right onto Wild Horse Rd

Turn right onto gravel parking lot.

Northbound I-15

Take exit 132 for I-70 E towards Richfield/Denver

Coming from Southbound

Take exit 149 for UT-24 W towards Hanksville, keep right at the fork

Turn right onto Temple Rd

Turn left onto Goblin Valley Rd

Turn right onto Wild Horse Rd

Turn right onto gravel parking lot.

Distance

Little wild horse canyon loop, including exiting out bell canyon is a total of about 8 miles.

Our Adventure

We started in on the Little WildHorse Canyon side, of course. With Ronan only being three and not having enough experience, we were unable to follow all the way around and through bell canyon. We will return one day to do the entire thing.

We walked about a half mile to get to the entrance of the slot canyon. We entered a beautiful canyon with rolling walls and red rock. We had to scramble up and over some rocks and squeeze through some tight spaces as well. Some of which our shoulders were wall to wall. Zach was squeezing through the most.

We had a couple areas that opened up into little pockets of space, with high walls. We would take a break and get the drone out to get a different perspective on the canyon. Winds were a little shaky and we weren’t able to safely get the drone over the canyon.

We made it in about two miles. The boys were doing decent but knowing we had to make it back out and they were slowing down we decided to turn around. By the time we got back to our car both boys were asking for food.

They both still love looking at the pictures and talking about their adventures and wearing their adventure backpacks. These moments are some of our happiest moments, and yet also some very active ones as well.

What are some active adventures that you have been on? What are some of those moments that have been mentally healing to you? Remember to stay healthy, stay happy, and have fun.

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