Sleep here, visit Arches, Goblin Valley, Canyonlands, & Dead Horse Point
Our Green River motel is centrally located near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Gorgeous scenic views of the Colorado river “horseshoe” from Dead Horse point (take White Rim Trail), and, of course, Goblin Valley State Park. Perfect for a family, this is a fun, easy and enjoyable day hike through Red and orange mushroom shaped hoodoos. Several Movies have been filmed in Goblin Valley’s unique, surreal landscape, including City Slickers 2 and Galaxy Quest. San Rafael Swell, (AKA, The Little Grand Canyon!), is only 30 minutes away.
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Arches National Park
(47 min Drive)
Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks.
Canyonlands National Park
(60 min drive)
Canyonlands National Park is cut into three districts by the Green and Colorado rivers. Island in the Sky district, in the north of the park, is the closest district to Green River, UT. In about 60 minutes, you can reach Island in the Sky via UT 313.
Dead Horse Point
(45 min drive: White Rim Trail, Gorgeous scenic views!)
Goblin Valley State Park
(45 min drive: Great Family Excursion)
(30 min drive)
Word about the San Rafael Swell has finally gotten out. I-70 cuts across the middle of the swell. Enjoy scenic views of with mesas, cliffs, buttes, springs and canyons. The most spectacular canyons are found in the San Rafael Reef (southeast section). Hikers enjoy slot canyons, and there are plenty of Biking trails. Public land, with unrestricted access. Geologically termed an anticline – about 75 by 40 miles in extent from end to end.
(2 hour drive)