Desert View Trail
ElevationAscent: 106' 32 m
Descent: -107' -33 m
High: 5,217' 1,590 m
Low: 5,114' 1,559 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
Current trail conditions
Popular hikes nearby
Little Wildhorse and Bells Canyon Loop
8.7 mi 13.9 km • Loop • 871 ft Ascent 265.62 m Ascent
Singletrack Ferron, UT( 22 )
Ding & Dang Loop
6.0 mi 9.7 km • Loop • 918 ft Ascent 279.8 m Ascent
Singletrack Ferron, UT( 8 )
The Chute of Muddy Creek Loop
15.1 mi 24.2 km • Loop • 1,226 ft Ascent 373.72 m Ascent
Singletrack Ferron, UT( 3 )
Capitol Gorge Trail
4.7 mi 7.5 km • Out and Back • 222 ft Ascent 67.65 m Ascent
Doubletrack Loa, UT( 10 )
Hiked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A trail with great views of Wild Horse Butte!”— Kristen Arendt
After passing the second intersection with Dark Side of the Moon, you'll 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 Trail intersection, turn left to head back to the parking area, or continue on to link up with other loops.
Land Manager: Utah State Parks
May 21, 2019: Join us at Johnston’s Army Encampment
May 15, 2019: Man Found Dead at Quail Creek State Park