Distance: 8-8.5 miles RT
Time: 4-5 hours
Start: 11 miles from Highway 24 or 2 miles before Goblin Valley State Park fee station.
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous due to length and obstacles (but manageable even with young children – Age 8+)
Elevation Gain: 1000-1900
This is an amazingly fun hike where you can climb through slot canyons, climb over and under obstacles and view amazing rock colors and desert plants. The trail is only shaded about 25% of the time and can be very hot in the sun. Bring a lot of water. I also recommend close toed shoes while in the area just in case you run into a scorpion. They generally only come out at night and if you want to awe your kids on a dark night, bring a black light and see if you can find their glowing bodies.