Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin's Lair
Chamber of the Basilisk

Goblin Valley
Utah State Park

Technical Canyoneering

          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:
          Goblin's 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"

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General Information:
         
 Goblin's Lair is a technical canyoneering route that requires complete technical gear. This is a very fun route for beginners with competent leadership. Goblin's Lair 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 forward.

Permit:
          A 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.

Goblin's Lair - Chamber of the Basilisk

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located inside Goblin Valley State Park. The trailhead is accessible to all vehicles, year round, by a paved road.

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Fee Area:
          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.

Goblin's Lair - Chamber of the Basilisk

Hiking Information:
          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.

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Video:
          A short video of a trip through the Goblin's Lair.

 

 


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