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Wild Horse Bike Trail System

Goblin Valley State Park

Canyonlands + Abajo Mountains, Utah

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Wild Horse Bike Trail System

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  • Map and rules are listed on a sign at the trailhead.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • The marked trails wind through the desert.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Stones mark the path.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Henry Mountain Overlook.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Wild Horse Butte towering over the trail.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Traversing the hillside on Landside.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Riding past Wild Horse Butte Overlook.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • San Rafael Swell Overlook.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Pedaling out through the Lizard Foot and Buffalo Head junction.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Don't forget to take a moment to see the Valley of the Goblins.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
  • Don't forget to take a moment to see the Valley of the Goblins.- Wild Horse Bike Trail System
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful views. Nearby adventures. Easy access.
Cons: 
Sandy.
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Region:
Canyonlands + Abajo Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Net Elevation Gain: 
200.00 ft (60.96 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
Trail difficulty: 
Green
Total Distance: 
8.00 mi (12.87 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,050.00 ft (1,539.24 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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A newly built trail system, the Wild Horse trails were designed to give you a new way to explore Goblin Valley State Park. Although the trails do not pass through any of the hoodoo-like formations that the park is known for, they do give you a unique way to experience one of Utah’s best-kept secrets: the San Rafael Swell.

The trail system is a series of stacked loops built around various overlooks that provide fantastic vistas of this beautiful desert landscape. With that in mind, the riding itself is fun and accessible for riders of all skill levels, but not particularly exciting or challenging. The joy in these trails comes from the views. Because of the stacked loops, you can lengthen or shorten your ride any number of ways, but a typical ride that gets you to all the overlooks is about 9 miles. The trails have very little elevation gain and are not very technical, so those 9 miles go by pretty quickly. However, the soil is sandy enough to justify, but not necessitate, a fat-tire approach if you are so inclined.

Either before or after your ride, be sure to see the goblins themselves in the Valley of the Goblins, just down the road and included in the park admission.

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