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Goblin Valley State Park, Green River

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • It's a good place but do NOT just stay in the park, get info and explore. You don't need to camp in the park, it's open camping all over the area. Be sure to get good information prior to going. A fou...  read more »
  • Its a long drive from Green River but well worth a visit and a must is you have active kids 5-12yrs. The photo opportunities are numerous and when into the central car park the overviews are similar t...  read more »
  • So underrated! This cute little park in the middle of nowhere is amazing. Loved getting to meet all the goblins and wander along the trails with them. We slept in a slot canyon under a looming tyranno...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Come see views you'll recognize from countless movies. Extraordinary scenery that you must visit is easily accessible to most able bodied individuals. It's great a great spot for families as playing on rock formations is permitted (so long as you don't damage them). Playing on the rocks with the kids felt like Tom Sawyer's Island at Disneyland. The big drawback is the huge amount of driving need to get to the closest valley. The trip from the gift shop/entry gate was considerable and rhe trip from the highway immense, and that's after a half hour drive from the nearest Interstate (I-70). The roads are well maintained though.
  • Much less touristed than Utah's top draws - Bryce, Zion, and Moab, but just as rewarding in my opinion. At first glance the strange knobs of rock peeking up here and there in this basin might seem a bit underwhelming, but entering the subsequent, more remote basins lends toward more impressive rock formations and a fun time scrambling, hiding, and seeking around the countless curves and crevices to be found at Goblin Valley. You'll be quite exposed here - if it's hot bring sun protection, and if it's rainy, make sure to prepare - the area can flash flood rather quickly. If you're looking for a unique part of the state with less crowds, I highly recommend Goblin Valley.
  • A total must-see. Especially awesome for families with kids. My kids could have spent many hours running around in the mazes of goblins. I made the mistake of not bringing our water bottles, and that ultimately resulted in us leaving after about 45 min because we all overheated. I basically had to drag my kids out of here. So fun. So unique. Bring water. Bring sunscreen. Wear good shoes if you want to climb!
  • Oh my goodness. This is a family favorite for sure! However funding camping is often difficult. Make sure to book weeks if not months in advance.