Goblin Valley - Spring Break, Day 2.0

Kids love Goblin Valley. It's a natural playground. When we walked to the overlook Kade said, "Can we go down there?" I was happy to tell him, "Yes we can!"

Jogging down the hill we got right into the hoodoos and just started playing around. Threading between rocks, hiding, climbing and running to yet another alien-looking geological oddity.

We eventually made our way east over to the red and white cliffs. As the canyon (of sorts) narrowed we went north and found a route up to the white layer. There was a even a cave in there.

Then we went south a ways skirting the orange cliffs and exploring and playing as we went. We came back for lunch 2-3 hours later.

In the visitors center is a map showing two more valleys south of the one shown bellow. Yeah, there's a lot to explore.

Kade and Kara playing on the rocks.

One bizarre rock formation after another.

It was Rachel's 16th birthday - I think she had fun.

Yeah, I'm into parkour.

After climbing up, this is the view to the east.

What planet is this again?

With spring break there were a lot of people there, but it's a big place and we had plenty of fun.

Next up, Little Wildhorse Canyon.


MOCougFan said...

One of my favorite places to go when I was a kid. Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing.

btw... other than slick rock what's your favorite trails in Moab?

KanyonKris said...

Sovereign is my #2.

#3 is Porcupine Rim, even though it has it's flaws. I hear the Upper Porcupine Singletrack is fantastic, and it would probably be my #3, but I haven't done it yet (yes, for shame).

Klondike Bluffs with baby Steps is fun.

A lot of people like Amasa Back (I've only done the first little bit, we had problems that day).

Bartlet Wash is a slickrock playground.

MOCougFan said...

Thanks Kris. Appreciate it.