Little Wild Horse Trailhead

Little Wild Horse and Bell Canyons is one of the most popular slot canyons in Utah. Little Wild Horse and Bell Canyons are within the Muddy Creek Wilderness in Emery County, Utah.

Visitors can explore the canyons on an eight mile loop trail and will take close to four hours to complete. This hike is family-friendly, but there are a few sections of scrambling required. Leashed dogs are allowed. Please follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out any waste. 

The trailhead offers a parking lot, vault toilets, and informational kiosk. 

Water is present in the canyon during certain times of year and may be unpassable. Visitors should prepare for possible wading. Please check the weather before visiting Little Wild Horse Canyon and avoid the area if there is potential for rain. The canyons have extreme potential for flash floods. Visitors should use caution when planning a trip to the area.


Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail
Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail
Photo by Cindy Gallo, BLM Utah

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Geographic Coordinates

38.58299444, -110.8029


From Highway 24 turn west on to Temple Mountain Road. Travel 5 miles along Temple Mountain Road and turn south on Goblin Valley Road. Continue south on Goblin Valley Road for 6 miles. Turn west on Wild Horse Road and continue 5 miles to the Little Wild Horse Trailhead and parking area.