Little Wild Horse Canyon-Bell Canyon Loop, San Rafael Swell, Utah

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Little Wild Horse Canyon-Bell Canyon Loop, San Rafael Swell, Utah

Photo by Chris Hunter

BETA: From the trailhead, jog up a sandy wash until you come to a fork, with Little Wild Horse Canyon on your right and Bell Canyon on your left. Run either direction for a breathtaking loop through two narrow slot canyons. One section of Little Wild Horse Canyon meanders along sandy trails for over a mile with the distance between the walls rarely exceeding five feet.

The trail is not marked but easy to follow with minimal navigation skills and a quick look at a map. Be prepared for an adventure with a little scrambling; the narrowest section of the canyon may contain some water after a rain.

DIFFICULTY: Easy, 8.7-mile loop with 710 feet of ascent to a high point of 5660 feet, with a few short scrambles on slickrock sandstone.

INFO: Wilderness Press’ Wow Guides, Utah Canyon Country, by Kathy and Craig Copeland.

PHOTO AND TRAIL INFORMATION: Chris Hunter/Hunter Imagery

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