Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Utah contains several collections of fascinating Barrier Canyon style pictographs. The canyon is beautiful all by itself, and the 7-mile round-trip hike is a great half-day adventure. But the one-of-a-kind pictographs really make this hike an unforgettable experience. (click images to expand)

The High Gallery
The Horseshoe Shelter Gallery
Horseshoe Shelter Pictographs
The Horseshoe Shelter Gallery

Horseshoe Shelter panel details

Exploring around the rock pile to the right of the main Horseshoe Shelter panel you’ll find this stunning Hunting Scene panel as well as some other pictographs.

Hunting Scene
The Great Gallery

Perhaps the finest example of Barrier Canyon style pictographs anywhere. The preserved details of the paintings are simply incredible.

The Great Gallery

The Great Gallery panel details

  • Great Gallery Detail