Goblin Valley State Park, Green River

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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. Plan to see Goblin Valley State Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Green River trip site .
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  • Absolutely worth the trip and price of admittance. We had a wonderful time exploring but even better time playing capture the flag. Our kids said it was the highlight of our trip. Great place to get o...  more »
  • A must see if you're in the area! It is worth the 35 minute drive from the highway to see this enchanting, unique place!  more »
  • On the road between Bryce Canyon and Moab we did a small hook to visit Goblin Valley. The rock formations are really special, you'd by now be in the presence of giant mushrooms. Info: For a State Park, the America The Beautiful pass does not work.
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  • The best State Park in Utah hands down. It gets very crowded during tourist times of the year. The views are awesome. The scenery is fantastic. Side slot canyons can be a lot of fun to hike. Be forewarned, the parking lot and picnic areas are inadequate to handle the typical visiting crowd. Go and enjoy. Try to pick a less popular day.
  • Put on a good pair of walking shoes, and go see it! What a cool natural wonder. You can spend hours walking through this park, the hoodoo formations are breathtaking and spark the imagination. It is like walking through a mystical maze, you can lose yourself in daydreams in this incredible place. It is definitely a unique experience that is well worth the trip to see.
  • Coolest park ever. Lots of adventure and hiking and exploring to do here. Whether you are going on a date, or a family outing, or bringing youth along this park is perfect for everyone. It does get pretty hot in the summer months so you will need to make sure to bring lots of water. There is a restroom and water fountain near the parking lot. They also have a small pavilion with a few picnic tables to eat on.
  • I love Goblin Valley! While there are structured hikes you can take, it's the most fun to explore on your own. You can climb on the rocks and make your own path. It's perfect for a day trip, and the weather is frequently perfect on a sunny winter or spring day.
  • One of the funnest parks we’ve ever visited. Best place to play hide and seek with the kids. They didn’t want to leave. We stayed out near Temple Mountain in a free campsite area with some old ruins of the previous mines. Really cool place. Its far enough off the beaten path that the crowds were minimal.

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