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Goblin Valley State Park, Green River
(4.7/5 based on 600 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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  • Such a unique spot to stop and see. The Goblins are so very cool. Great place to explore and take it all in. It's not a very big state park, but if you can get out and hike, it is well worth it. 
  • This place is amazing and worth the detour on the way to some of the larger parks in Utah. It is a great place to explore (can wander no set trails) and see the hoodoos of different shapes and sizes. ...  more »
  • We drove 3 young Boy Scouts 7 hours to see this park and it was more than worth it! Be sure to take the trail around the back side of the Goblins to climb into Goblin's Lair. It is a massive crevice/c...  more »
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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.