Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Green River with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

It’s a bit of a drive to get to the trailhead, but well worth the effort. You’ll pass the trailhead (sign) for the Crack Canyon hike first, then about 2 miles later come to a small parking area and trailhead signs for Chute Canyon as well as the Behind the Reef Trail. Do recommend at least a high clearance vehicle, the dirt road is rough in some areas.

To start the Chute Canyon trail, walk a short distance down the road and enter the wash on your right, then just follow the wash. We hiked about 5 miles down the wash, and around 4.5 miles down you’ll see a sign on your right that has a small sign attached indicating that you can get to Crack Canyon by going 2 miles to the left. We just continued down the wash for a bit and saw some pronghorn. Didn’t make it to the end, but loved the hike. Towering canyon walls all around.

Didn’t see anyone else on the trail, but did see “evidence” of horses ;-)

Very satisfying hike. Going inside the cavern is easy. Take 2 sources of light if you want to go deeper in the crawlspace under the cavern. Don't do this if there's any chance of rain. That's where the rain water goes, you'll pretty much die. :)

Super easy. Cool arch!

Short and sweet. Photogenic.

hiking
19 days ago

Special place, short modest hike, easy to find the way back, destination is a special and unique scenic area with Indian art as a bonus. It is a must when near Goblin State Park. I would rate it very doable for most kids.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easy out and back hike. This is not a slot canyon per se, but it does get fairly narrow in sections. Beautiful scenery. Encountered only 5 people on horseback during the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

A great little hike for the whole family !

mountain biking
1 month ago

Extremely fun beginner-level trail. Would Recommend for families or single riders. Did experience some minor elevation changes, about 30 feet. The trail was mostly hard-packed dirt with occasional rocky areas, but did have some patches of sand. As a part of the Wild Horse Trail System, there were very clear maps at every intersection. However, some of the trails in the system are one way, despite not being marked one-way on the map. The trail system is located within Goblin Valley State Park, so park entrance fees do apply ($15 as March 2018). Ask about the trail at the fee station and the Ranger will give you a map of the trail system and directions to the trailhead. Extremely Fun.

hiking
2 months ago

Great and easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

A little difficult to find the “path”. But we made our own.

It was so beautiful and the “Window” was unlike anything I’ve ever seen!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike that is worth it at the end. Beware though - the trail is really hard to find, nonexistent if anything and I got lost in the swell at least 2-3 times making this more of a "moderate to difficult" hike versus "easy" on the way back I found the "easy" route that I'd classify as more "moderate" due to having to scramble in a few places.

I hiked with my lab (large dog, about 70lbs) that I had to help on/off steep places so I'd recommend the dog wearing a harness if you bring them. Lots of little pools of water in the swell for her to jump in and cool off for a drink.

The trailhead is also kind of hard to find, there's lots of "unsigned dirt roads" in this area, so just follow google maps and try to find the one that heads closest to the gps coordinates. Also not much cell service so have the coordinates keyed up before you lose signal.

hiking
3 months ago

We left early enough in the morning that there were hardly any others on the trail with us. Beautiful landscape and the cave at the end kept the kids engaged for a good hour. Such a beautiful place to see for it being mid February.

We got to the arch at dark. I really liked this arch and actually thought this would be more boring than tunnel arch. I found tunnel arch less exciting than pine tree. Hope to go back in the daylight someday.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

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

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!

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
6 months ago

hiking
6 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.

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
7 months ago

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

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
9 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
9 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
10 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!

Gorgeous hike, only a little snow up top. Fairly steep at parts, but worth the hike! :)

Couldn't even find the hike. We tried for a half hour and had To stop cause it got to dark. Wish we could have found it and that the trails were better marked in the whole area!!!

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