We were cruising along the backroads when we saw a sign and plaques for the town of Notom. There was a nice pullout so we stopped to check it out and stretch our legs. Bill's son, Tom was with us and we found it endlessly amusing to find Tom in Notom. They had the lyrics to the Notom song, too, though Tom wouldn't sing it for us. It was a nice diversion.
We got back on the highway and immediately went right past the trailhead for the cutoff. Most of us needed a u-turn but we managed to get onto the trail. It immediately started climbing.
We weren't expecting much but we were very surprised. It was a very scenic trip. The trail wasn't very challenging, but it was worth the tiniest bit of extra time. It saved us some mileage but it slowed us down. It all worked out in our favor, though.
We stopped once to enjoy the solitude but it didn't take long for us to get to the end of the trail at the highway. We turned east to head to Goblin Valley State Park.