Narrow canyons winding through a wonderland of golden rocks is the ammo of this trail network between Hwy 178 and Zabriskie Point. Several routes can be combined for longer treks. The most popular is a 3-mile out-and-back trek from the main trailhead off Hwy 178 to the oxidized iron cliffs of Red Cathedral. Combining it with the Gower Gulch Loop adds another mile.

The 2.7-mile Badlands Loop starts at Zabriskie Point. The entire circuit is 7.8 miles.