Chamber of the
Utah State Park
Goblin's Lair is
a technical canyoneering route that visits one of the most incredible natural
features I have yet encounter.
The route is located in the heart of Goblin
Valley State Park. The highlight of this route is a rappel into the
Chamber of the Basilisk, which resembles the interior of a natural
medieval gothic church.
Circle of Friends:
lair is part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If
you would like more information on joining the "Circle of
Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
Goblin's Lair is a
technical canyoneering route that requires complete technical gear.
This is a very fun route for beginners with competent leadership.
is rated 3A I using the Canyon Rating System. A GPS is useful. Good map reading
skills combined with an accurate route description are essential.
There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve
this feature. Many canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts,
so please play fair. The anchors in this canyon are simple and straight
permit is required to access this route using technical
climbing/canyoneering gear. Permits are free and are
available at the visitor center/entrance station during normal business
hours. A permit is not required for hikers (those not using technical
climbing gear) visiting the Chamber of the Basilisk.
is located inside Goblin
Valley State Park. The trailhead is accessible to all vehicles, year
round, by a paved road.
A small fee is
required to enter Goblin Valley State Park. Please visit the
Goblin Valley State Park page for more information
on fees, camping and multiple day use permits.
Hikers can reverse the route description presented and visit the amazing
Chamber of the Basilisk. The hiking route is not as spicy as the technical
route, but the huge camber is certainly worth visiting.
A short video of a trip through the Goblin's Lair.
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