Author Archives: Sarah Siefken
This spring is an exciting time to visit Goblin Valley State Park! We have decided to introduce the world to one of our park’s hidden treasures. Of the few who are aware of its existence, some call it the Chamber of the Basilisk. To others, it is known as Goblin’s Lair. Whatever the name, hidden deep within the cliffs above the Valley of the Goblins is an expansive cavern with ceilings eighty feet high! Weather permitting, ranger guided hikes to this remote attraction will now depart from the Carmel Canyon Trail Head each Saturday. For those experienced canyoneers interested in rappelling through one of the cavern’s skylights, the required back country permits are available at the visitor center, free of charge.
The holidays are over, and it’s time to relax! Escape the Salt Lake smog and head down to Goblin Valley State Park for a peaceful weekend in one of our new yurts.
Staying in a yurt is the perfect way to enjoy winter in the desert. Days are typically cool and sunny, and temperatures are comfortable for hiking and exploring. Winter is a great time to hike among snow-dusted goblins, see birds of prey, and view an expansive night sky. When the chill of night creeps in, head into the yurts and cozy up by the fire!
- Propane heating stove
- 20-foot circular interior
- Wrap-around deck facing the San Rafael Swell
- Bunk beds and fold-out futon accommodate up to five people
- Swamp cooler
- Nearby outdoor water spigots
- Dining table with chairs
- Ventilated clear dome
- Grill area outside
- Parking for two vehicles
Yurts do NOT have:
- Bed linens
- Camp stove
Cost per night: $60. A credit card is required for incidentals.
Reserve online now or call (800) 322-3770.