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Great hike! I agree with others, that winter is the best time to visit. The weather is cooler and there are no crowds. We took two dogs on this hike, they loved it. They did not go all way to the bottom of the chamber, but were able to scramble up the rocks with human assistance.

This was our family's first time in this canyon, although my son had been the year before with his scout group. We went up Ding and down Dang, which I would probably recommend for the easier route.

Ding was perfect for our group of 6, age range 9-60. Great bouldering, and just a fun adventure hike. Dang was definitely more difficult, and my son said it was harder that he remembered from last year. There were quite a few boulders wedged in the narrow slot canyon with vertical drops between 10-15 feet on the other side. Luckily my husband was able to come this time and he helped us navigate over them, with only a few tears of panic from the younger ones.  I definitely wouldn't have wanted to try that on my own, but it was awesome.

Everyone had a great time after we got through the hairy spots, and I think we would absolutely do it again. If you aren't an experienced rock climber, or at least fairly brave, I would recommend going with someone who is, just in case you have to climb over they way we did.

Did this on the way to landscape arch. Worth the side hike!

Next to the river. Pretty cool. Had about a 4 foot eruption.

snow covered trail December 29 but short easy fun hike with the family

A bit of a short hike but beautiful. Winter is the best time to go!

camping
1 month ago

We found Crystal Geyser after looking for a place to stay on a road trip. Just before sunset, the drive toward the geyser felt like a journey on a different planet. Once at the geyser, the environment was very serene and the orange travertine gave a warm dimension to the moment. Drive with caution since the road is really rough and rocky. I was able to pull it off with a two-door Civic.

This area is mostly isolated, with the exception of people possibly driving by. Also a nice place to camp, if the weather is clear and dry. Overnight, I felt like a critter was sniffing around the tent, so keep in mind that may be possible. The geyser itself merely gurgled until the next morning before heading to Moab. It erupted for over half an hour.

If you're looking for a place to boondock and don't mind the drive, this site is great.

walking
1 month ago

Easy path on a sidewalk the whole way. Steep sidewalk to get down to it, so caution to anyone who might have difficulties with that.

hiking
2 months ago

Got bored and went back. The cryptobiotic soil with red agate in it was cool but I wish they'd put up LNT signs so people wouldn't trample it. So sad to see 100 years of growth ruined by careless (probably ignorantly innocent) steps. Please stay on the trail! LNT.org

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I enjoyed the quiet lair more than the valley of hoodoos simply because of the amount of kids running around yelling and climbing on everything. After the lair I look the Carmel Canyon side trail then back to the road.

hiking
2 months ago

Do this hike, along with “Tunnel Arch” and “Landscape Arch” all together. It’s 500 yards from Tunnel Arch so that one is a no-brainer. Landscape Arch is another mile and a half os something, but still, def do it.

Easy trail with good access to the arch itself and tunnel arch trail to the right (just after trailhead)

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike, I took 5 children ages 2-13 and the kids loved it.

Cool trail with a cave to the left of the pictographs

hiking
5 months ago

We did Pine Tree, Tunnel, and Landscape Arch all at once. It is a very easy trail, but I became overheated quickly. Bring lots of water and wear a hat. Don't underestimate the Moab sun. It wasn't too crowded for an August weekend.

hiking
5 months ago

the loop does NOT take you to the Lair!! if you are ONLY going to the lair; take the trail UP and to the left. The trail to the right and down will take you straight into the goblin valley; with no way to see the lair without starting over. THERE IS NO SHADE!! bring tons of water & sunscreen. LAST CLIMB UP A MOUNTAIN TO THE LAIR IS HARD, BUT WORTH IT. we suggest going to both parts of the park; but do it EARLY.

Nice easy walk to a cave but the goblins are really the main attraction. Roaming around in the park with the hoodoos is really fun! Yay, Galaxy Quest!

scenic driving
5 months ago

This drive was fantastic! The variety of rock formations, colors and vast scenery are well worth the drive. Roads are well maintained but we could see deeper tracks from when it was muddy. We traveled this trail to the wedge overlook which is highly recommended! There are several other sightseeing attractions along this road.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely worth the hike! The cave is secluded and provides a gorgeous rest stop. Definitely a challenge to follow the trail, though. Get a good idea of where you're going when you start out otherwise you'll lose sight of the cave and get confused in the swell. I'd recommend this to anyone!

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