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Desert View

Easy/Intermediate
 3.4 (7)

A trail with great views of Wild Horse Butte!


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Singletrack

5,217' 1,590 m

High

5,114' 1,559 m

Low

106' 32 m

Up

107' 33 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

Desert View skirts the southern edge of Wild Horse Butte as it loops the far northeastern point of the trail system. Heading clockwise from the intersection with Landslide, head north toward Wild Horse Butte.

After passing the second intersection with Dark Side of the Moon, skirt the large butte and then stop to take a moment to admire the view at the Wild Horse Butte Overlook. You'll be able to see the sandstone formations of the San Rafael Swell which make up the skyline to the north.

Continuing on, you'll come to the Desert View Overlook where you'll get a good sense for how Goblin Valley State Park is laid out.

At the Lizard Foot intersection, turn left to head back to the parking area, or continue on to link up with other loops.

Contacts

Land Manager: Utah State Parks

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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  3.4 from 7 votes

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#498

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Photos

Sandy beginning of Landslide.
Oct 27, 2019 near Ferron, UT

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Oct 21, 2020
Lou Hibbard
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May 15, 2019
Patrick Kane
deep, dry clay in spots. doesn't look like it's maintained besides the junction signs
Apr 8, 2018
Ryan Robinson
Excellent scenery with views up high from the edge of the mesa. Lot of different geology to see. Trail is for the scenery not the thrill seeker.
Nov 25, 2017
Josh