Moonscapes and Goblins
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LOCATION 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. TRAIL TYPE 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. DISTANCE This trail is approx. 30 mi. from Factory Butte to Goblin Valley. As a loop, (Hwy 24) this will be approx. 40 mi. DIFFICULTY Moderate Moderate. There is one river crossing, areas of sand, and rocky terrain. The river is 1-2 feet deep (seasonal). DESCRIPTION This trail is a Class B road that passes through terrain that looks like the moon and Mars.
EQUIPMENT This trail has been designed for ATV and 4WD vehicles. ENVIRONMENT The weather can cause parts of the trail to become difficult, especially the river crossing. Be sure to check with BLM for road conditions. SAFETY 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. TRAIL TIP 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.
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|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|