Enjoy the interesting rock formations along the Carmel Canyon Trail

Tom’s Experience hiking the Carmel Canyon Trail:

The Carmel Canyon Trail is located in Goblin Valley State Park.

Hiking Carmel Canyon Trail

The hike is about 1.5 miles round trip loop hike from the Observation Point Parking Lot. Dogs are allowed in Goblin Valley but must remain on leash.

Hikes in Goblin Valley Carmel Canyon

The Carmel Canyon Trail descends towards Molly’s Castle and then turns back and follows Carmel Canyon back up into Goblin Valley.

Carmel Canyon Goblin Valley

Carmel Canyon is a drainage that is similar to Entrada Canyon.

Carmel Canyon Slot

You can’t quite call it a slot canyon, but it’s still pretty neat.

Carmel Canyon Slot Canyon

There are a few sections where you need to climb over obstacles or up the steep walls in order to continue on your path.

Tom’s Rating:

Trail Info: Goblin Valley is located south of I-70 about 25 miles on Highway 24 and is about 25 miles north of Hanksville, the closest city. There are many signs that point the way and it shouldn’t be too difficult to find. There is a $10 a day entrance fee to enter the park. There are some campsites and yurts available for a fee but in order to get one you need to make a reservation months in advance during the peak seasons. There are outhouses at the main parking area, observation point. Also maps are handed out at the fee booth showing directions for all hikes and camp spots.

GPS:

Observation Point Parking Lot:     38.564504,-110.703717

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Discover the other-worldly Entrada Canyon Trail

Tom’s Experience hiking the Entrada Canyon Trail:

The Entrada Canyon Trail is located in Goblin Valley State Park.

Entrada Canyon Slot Canyon

The Estrada Canyon Trail is about 2.6 miles round trip from the Observation Point Parking Lot to the campgrounds and back.

Entrada Canyon Hiking Trail

If you prefer you could hike this trail, and then link up with the Curtis Bench Trail and make a loop hike of it ending in the Valley of Goblins.

Hiking the Entrada Canyon Trail

This trail runs right near the road but you are never able to see the cars only occasionally hear them drive by.

Goblin Valley Campground Entrada Canyon Trail

The trail follows a narrow wash that is neat and almost like a slot canyon. There are a few balanced rocks along the way but the trail twists and turns constantly.

Entrada Canyon Trail Goblin Valley

When hiking in Entrada Canyon it literally feels like you are hiking on a different planet. Dogs are allowed in Goblin Valley but must remain on leash.

Tom’s Rating:

Trail Info: Goblin Valley is located south of I-70 about 25 miles on Highway 24 and is about 25 miles north of Hanksville, the closest city. There are many signs that point the way and it shouldn’t be too difficult to find. There is a $10 a day entrance fee to enter the park. There are some campsites and yurts available for a fee but in order to get one you need to make a reservation months in advance during the peak seasons. There are outhouses at the main parking area, observation point. Also maps are handed out at the fee booth showing directions for all hikes and camp spots.

GPS:

Entrada Canyon Trailhead:     38.564504,-110.703717

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