This trail has been designed for ATV
and 4WD vehicles.
The weather can cause parts of the
trail to become difficult, especially
the river crossing. Be sure to check
with BLM for road conditions.
This is a remote area so be sure to
have enough fuel, water, and food,
just in case you have any trouble on
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.
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).
This trail is a Class B road that passes through terrain
that looks like the moon and Mars.
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Take in the views
The incredible views on this trail will have
you viewing a lunar-like landscape. It has
been said that parts of this trail look like
what you would see were you on the
Goblin Valley also provides a spectacular
view of tiny rock formations that look like
natures own mythical creatures.
Get a closer look
There is unsurpassed beauty and
unique places to see on this trail, so
make sure you take the time to explore.
Along this trail you will find the Hunt
Ranch, the Factory Butte Coal mine,
and the Skyline View Overlook, all of
which are must sees along this trail.
Do it at your own pace