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Goblin Valley State Park

Address: Hwy 24, Green River, UT 84525-0637
Phone Number: (435) 275-4584
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK (UTAH’S HIDDEN BYWAYS V) When I think of some of the most bizarre, totally un-worldly, places in Utah that I have visited, I think of GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK. This small park, tucked away in the San Rafael Swell in the middle of nowhere, has to rank high among the oddball facilities. It is so weird... More 

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San Carlos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A photographer friend of mine and his wife recommended Goblin Valley as a stop on my way back to Califronia from Colorado. I'm SO glad I took there advice. The hoodoos are bizarrely wonderful, and walking around the valley floor is a great experience, especially at sunset when the formations start glowing in the evening light. I was also pleasantly... More 

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Klickitat, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

August 2014 visit. My 4th time here. Fascinating landscape - always seems to change with seasons and time of day. The hoodoos and other formations are just too cool for amateurs like me to describe. If it was located anywhere other than Utah it would be National Park Status worthy! This year as I went for an early morning photoshoot... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The state park has formations similar to the ones at Bryce Canyon, but of smaller scale. However, combined with the slot canyons nearby, they made a nice focal point for the trip.

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Medford, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For years my parents have told me of this place. WOW It was an explorers dream. You can walk around, touch, take pictures Use your imagination. Not recommended when it is hot. Winter time is also enjoyable to see the figures as they now have some snow and look so different. We stayed at the campground. There is a shaded... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This amazing natural attraction is worth the side trip off of highway 70. The first time I was here there was no entrance fee, campground, or even a ranger for that matter! Still, the natural enviroment has been preserved for a lot of fun wandering around to see the unusual shapes and colors. There are lots of trails and a... More 

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McCall, Idaho, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I used to go hear in college 20 years ago. It is better with kids. We spent 2 whole days literally climbing around. Our kids are 4 & 9. The nine year old was able to feel accomplished in climbing larger stuff while the younger one was enthralled with all the small places she could fit into. The camp ground... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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324 reviews 324 reviews
115 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A great recommendation from some people we met online while researching our road trip. This is a not to miss, its only a small place but the formations are as unusual as you will find in Arches or Bryce (not quite as large). If you stay in the campground (recommended) there is a great hike that takes you to the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is very definitely worth the stop! There is a look out at the top of Valley #1, but it is so much more fun to go down among the 'goblins'! You can spend hours wandering around and looking at all the different formations! Don't miss this!!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This park offers something unique and shouldn't be overlooked if you're in the area. Plan on spending at least 2 hours wandering around. They seem to be pretty lax about letting you plant your feet wherever you please. Not sure about the wisdom of this. But even though we had a packed, hectic schedule, I was glad we took the... More 

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