hiking

he vast landscape of sandstone goblins may have visitors wondering if they're on Mars or in Utah. The movie, Galaxy Quest, was filmed at Goblin Valley State Park because of its unearthly scenery. Scores of intricately eroded creatures greet visitors to Goblin Valley. Hike among these rock formations and discover numerous haunting coves. Adjacent to the park, off-highway vehicle enthusiasts will find hundreds of miles of dirt roads to explore. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. However, during winter months (Nov - Feb), the Visitor Center may be closed for short periods of time while staff is away at lunch or on park business and occasionally may be closed all day if no staff is available.

We made it quite a ways up Little Wildhorse, but had to turn back - water was about 3+ feet deep, and impossible to get around. Too cold to swim through. Amazing slot though... Incredible.

Great views, lots of people. Water has changed some features recently and we had to detour around a pool of water.

walking
1 month ago

Easy trail putting you among the goblins. Like making pictures in the clouds, you can imagine all the different goblins that reside along the trail. Watch out for the wind as it can lift the sand and fill your eyes with dirt. Maybe the goblins are unhappy with all the visitors?

hiking
2 months ago

One of the MOST AMAZING spots ever! i couldn't do little wildhorse slot canyons due to the 20% chance of rain... next time!
Goblin Valley is like an alternate universe. Profound!

Did not finish this, but what we did see was very fun, we got here later than I wanted to the temp was already in the 90's, the heat just wore us down, so we decided to turn back before we were committed, would love to try again someday

kind of a unique place, you can make this hike as long as you want really as you wander through Goblins, Easy hike on a dirt like surface, go early it gets very hot

amazing. bucket list type of hike.

Great hike, even in the 100 degree July summer. Started around 8:00 in the morning, weather was perfect until we got to the top of Little Wild Horse canyon. That is when the sun hits you and for the remainder of the hike you are in the sun. Took us 4 hours to complete, and that is with an inexperienced hiker. Little Wild Horse is beautiful, but I would skip Bell canyon next time and just go up and back through Little Wild Horse.

next time I'm coming in winter.

now I know what hell is going to feel like.

hot but goblins are cool.

nice family hike into a slot canyon. I recommend with small kids turning around after to slots.

hiking
4 months ago

LOVE this trail. I've done it a few times, but it was several years ago. Be sure to check the weather because the area is at risk for flash floods. Bring lots of water with you.

The day we went it was over 100 degrees and sunny. The first 1/2 mile was brutal but once we entered the slot canyon it was even relatively cool. The slot canyon was great and unique. Well worth the trip.

This was a very cool slot canyon! Did it last Sunday. I would recommend going up little Wild Horse and coming down bell because it's less steep that way! I have a partially torn ACL so going down and up some of the boulders in the slot was a bit tricky, but still very doable, just be ready for that! The middle 2 miles is exposed so make sure you start the hike early enough to beat the heat! Overall amazing trail and would recommend for all skill levels

It was an awesome hike! the slot canyon was really pretty and I will probably do it again! only the first 3 mile or so is the slot canyon and after the it's just a plain trail so I would recommend doing the 3 mile up and come back down the same path because the other side of the loop barely have any shade.

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