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Goblin Valley State Park

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Address: Hwy 24, Green River, UT 84525-0637
Phone Number: (435) 275-4584
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Well Worth The Drive

Goblin Valley is a little out of the way and off the beaten path, but it is well worth taking the time to visit this amazing little valley. It is unlike anything you will ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Provo, Utah
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Provo, Utah
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154 reviews 154 reviews
34 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Goblin Valley is a little out of the way and off the beaten path, but it is well worth taking the time to visit this amazing little valley. It is unlike anything you will ever see anywhere else in the world. The best time to go is in the morning, or later in the afternoon so that you can enjoy... More 

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Misawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited on our way out to Moab. We stopped and had a picnic lunch under the pavilion, then hiked down among the crazy looking hoodoos for about an hour with our two little girls, ages 5 & 2. They loved being able to run around and climb the hills and smaller rocks. It was nice not having to worry... More 

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Park City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place, gorgeous. But wait until the light 'pops' aka dusk, or early in the morning. It transforms the place...

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Germany
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Such a beautiful place! There are 3 short hiking trails that were fun to explore. If you are in the area it's worth checking out!

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Pomona, California
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Yes they do look like Goblins and Toad stools and many other shapes. Almost alien but very cool. We just made a quick stop on the way to Bryce Canyon. But they have a nice overlook with some stairs down into the valley. I highly encourage you to take a walk amongst the Goblins. Take some time to do some... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped here on our way from Capitol Reef to Moab and it looked unusual enough that we had to check it out. There is a fee to gain entrance as it is a state park, but it is worth it. Not very crowded, which was nice. I went with my family- two adults and two older teens. We enjoyed... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
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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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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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