Half-day Goblin’s Lair Canyoneering Adventure

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Get In The Wild

At Get in the Wild, we pride ourselves on providing unique and memorable outdoor adventure experiences. We offer a wide range of wilderness trips and courses for adventurers of all ages and skill levels. From invigorating backpacking, intense canyoneering and family adventure trips to mindful yoga sessions in the wilderness, we’d like to offer you the ultimate service in outdoor experiences.

  • 4 - 5 Hours
  • 2 - 10 peopleIf you have more than 8 people in your group, contact us about doing a private tour
  • March through NovemberContact us for availability from December through February

Located in Utah, Goblin State Valley Park gets its name from the whimsical geological formations, referred to as “hoodoos” or “goblins” that have been carved by wind, water and time. Wander through the thousands of captivating and otherworldly hoodoos on your way to the Goblin’s Lair. Learn proper rappelling technique before you experience the thrill of rappelling 90-feet into the cavernous Goblin’s Lair. This trip is truly unique and suitable for families.

 

Meeting Point & Departure Time

Goblin Valley State Park at 8am

Experience Level

No previous experience required
This trip is suitable for beginners of all ages who are looking to enjoy an active, adventurous, and educational outdoor experience. Adult participants should be able to carry a pack weighing 10-20 pounds.

Difficulty Rating

Level 1

  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy hiking on well maintained trails
    • Canyoneering: Easy hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 2 miles
  • Surfaces: Easy terrain
  • Elevation Change: Little to none. Short sections of uphill travel.

Solitude Rating

Level 3

  • Expect several hours of solitude at a time.

Price Includes

  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Canyoneering equipment
  • Canyoneering and rappelling instruction
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • State park entrance fees
  • Safety equipment, including a team first-aid kit and satellite messenger
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, and informative as you’d like

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation to trailhead
  • Gratuity for your guide

Highlights

  • Explore off-the-beaten path in Goblin Valley State Park
  • Take in magnificent views of Goblin’s Lair, Henry Mountains and Robbers Roost
  • Learn about rappelling and test your limits with the support of a professional guide
  • Explore the mysterious goblins and learn about the area’s history
  • Enjoy tasty snacks to keep you fully energized

Price

$149 per person*
10% discount for groups of 8 or more

*Minimum day rate of $447 for 1-3 travelers

What to Bring

  • Layered clothing
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear
  • Sun protection
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottles or bladder
  • Headlamp or flashlight

Explore the Mysterious Valley of the Goblins at Goblin Valley State Park

Hidden amongst the spectacular hoodoos and mesas of Goblin Valley State Park lies a truly fantastic canyoneering adventure. Discover a playground for all ages formed by bizarre and wondrous rock formations while trying out the new exciting sport of canyoneering.

We will start off hiking and scrambling through the intriguing Valley of the Goblins that was featured in the film Galaxy Quest as an alien planet. Along the way, you will learn about the area’s unique geological, biological, historical, and cultural wonders. Your guide will also provide basic safety information, along with an introduction to the basics of rappelling and canyoneering before entering a beautiful slot canyon that disappears into a dark and mysterious chasm. Here, we’ll put on our canyoneering gear and rappel into the Goblin’s Lair which is also known as the Chamber of the Basilisk due to its resemblance to the interior of a medieval Gothic church. The landscapes are truly breathtaking and out of this world. While rappelling through the canyon, admire the sunbeams shining through to the canyon floor from the natural skylights above.

Once inside the Goblin’s Lair, we will enjoy a snack and explore the Lair’s hidden passages in search of the mysterious goblins. Once you’ve toured the Goblin’s Lair, we’ll catch a glimpse of the magnificent open landscape views towards Robbers Roost. This stunning vantage point is bound to impress you while you catch your breath before a quick hike back to the trailhead.

Do I need to have experience to do this tour?

No. This particular adventure is designed for beginners. We’ll teach you the ropes at the beginning, and then let you put into practice all your new skills.

What should I wear?

Wear clothes you can move in and don’t mind if they get “worn-in” by the canyons. Make sure to bring enough layers in case of cool temperatures. For your feet, comfortable medium-weight hiking shoes or boots work best. You definitely need closed-toed shoes (no Chacos!) that you’ve worn before and broken in well.

Should I bring cash with me for any park entrance fees? What about snacks?

Entrance fees and snacks are included in the price.

What sort of snacks do you provide?

We are happy to include healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks on all of our outings. We typically bring a nut mix and dried fruit along with us. We welcome you to bring some snacks of your own if you’ve got something specific you’d like.

Please note: we are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free diets—just get in touch with us, and we’ll chat about your needs!

Will there be cell service available?

There is usually little to no signal where we tour. It’s the perfect time to unplug and truly enjoy nature! If you need to stay connected for a specific reason, please get in touch with us, and we’ll work together to get it sorted.

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