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Goblin Valley State Park, Green River
(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Explore one of the county's most unusual landscapes at Goblin Valley State Park. The 1,479 ha (3,654 acre) area is known for its thousands of hoodoos and hoodoo rocks--mushroom-shaped formations known locally as "goblins." You can explore the Mars-like landscape via one of its three marked hiking trails or admire it from one of the viewpoints. Bear in mind that the park is in a desert with little shade, so dress accordingly. See Goblin Valley State Park and all Green River has to offer by arranging your trip with our Green River trip generator.
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  • This place feels like you are on a different planet. There is such a big area to explore. You can see a great view just from the observation area, or do a very short hike down into the valley itself a...  more »
  • This place seems like another planet. Really cool geologic formations that look like you're on another planet. Easy walk through the formations, and great photo opportunities. 
  • The Goblin valley state park is relatively small and costs $13 entrance fee per vehicle. The national park pass does not apply also here. On the way to the actual attraction are a few "major" characters; at the end of the road, you reach the viewpoint. Nestled between large sandstone rocks is a small valley with lots of small (approx. 2-3 m) sandstone figures. The Valley is freely accessible, the figures should not be climbed! It's nice when appropriate sunshine; We were unfortunately before sunrise there.
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  • This was an amazing side trip and I highly recommend it. They have tour buses come and go, when they left I pretty much had the park to myself. Was so interesting as you can hike in among the goblins. The rangers were friendly and facilities clean.
  • Wandering among the goblins is fantastic, but not a lot else to do in the park. The campground is a good base camp for exploring the area, especially because other overnight options in the area are limited.
  • The photographs don't do it justice. Be sure and go before sunset to capture the beauty of the colors in the region. It takes about an hour, no hiking, just park in the parking lot, walk down the stairs and explore. It is a great side trip as you are passing through the region. Don't forget your water bottles. It is hot in the valley. We have traveled through 10 states so far this summer and camped in the most beautiful National Parks and this was definitely a highlight.
  • Went camping here with the family, it was great time. The rock formations are extremely unique and there plenty of photo ops. We dry camped a mile away from Goblin Valley as there are no fees. I did post prices in the pics. I hope you have as much fun hiking, running, playing hide and seek and camping with your family as we did!
  • Fun place for a quick visit if youre in the area. Make sure to bring enough water and sun screen.