From Moab: 1-Day Horseshoe Canyon Exploration


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

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    10 hour


  • 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,...  more
  • Includes
    • Buffet-style lunch with ice water and lemonade
      Licensed and experienced Guide
      Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moab
  • Exclude
    • National Park entrance fee