MOONSCAPES | GOBLINS
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Cottonwood Wash Trail
Dark Valley Trail
Five Mile Wash
Fremont River Trail
Great Western Trail
Little Wild Horse Trail
Lower Bowns / Oak Creek Trail
Moonscapes and Goblins
North Caineville Mesa
Planets to the Past
Pleasant Creek Trail
Robber’s Roost Trail
Sam’s Mesa Trail
Sheets Gultch Trail
South Caineville Mesa
Swing Arm City
Thousand Views Trail
Velvet Ridge / Hell’s Hole
Begin this trail at Factory Butte just off Hwy 24. Stay on the road to east and head north. Immediately east of Factory Butte take the short spur road to Skyline overlook.
Dirt road trail for 4WD vehicles and ATV. 4WD vehicles can loop from Caineville of Hanksville on Hwy 24. ATV should stage at Factory Butte and will return on the trail the way they came.
This trail is approx. 30 mi. from Factory Butte to Goblin Valley. As a loop, (Hwy 24) this will be approx. 40 mi.
MODERATE – There is one river crossing, areas of sand, and rocky terrain. The river is 1-2 feet deep (seasonal).
This trail is a Class B road that passes through terrain that looks like the moon and Mars.
TRAIL COORDINATES / POINTS OF INTEREST
|Factory Butte Staging Area||N 38d22’36” W 110d54’01”||38.376667||-110.900278|
|Skyline View Overlook||N 38d27’08” W 110d50’17”||38.452222||-110.838056|
|Factory Butte Historic Coal Mine||N 38d29’20” W 110d54’29”||38.488889||-110.908056|
|Historic Hunt Ranch House||N 38d31’50” W 110d53’16”||38.530556||-110.887778|
|Little Wild Horse Trailhead & Staging Area||N 38d34’58” W 110d48’10”||38.582778||-110.802778|
|Goblin Valley State Park Entrance||N 38d34’42” W 110d42’28”||38.578333||-110.707778|
This trail has been designed for ATV and 4WD vehicles.
The weather can cause parts of the trail to become difficult, especially the river crossing. Be sure to check with BLM for road conditions.
This is a remote area so be sure to have enough fuel, water, and food, just in case you have any trouble on the trail.
Take some time to visit the historic Hunt Ranch on the edge of the Muddy River. It includes 5 old log home structures, an old corral, and remnants of a rough life in this harsh terrain.
Take in the Views
The incredible views on this trail will have you viewing a lunar-like landscape. It has been said that parts of this trail look like what you would see were you on the Moon.
Goblin Valley also provides a spectacular view of tiny rock formations that look like natures own mythical creatures.
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