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Goblin Valley State Park

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Address: Hwy 24, Apx 12 Miles West of Hwy 24, Green River, UT 84525
Phone Number: (435) 275-4584
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Weird and wonderful

Since my husband and I have been to the big five national parks, we wanted to go somewhere a little different, so we spent a morning at Goblin Valley State Park. It is so cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Since my husband and I have been to the big five national parks, we wanted to go somewhere a little different, so we spent a morning at Goblin Valley State Park. It is so cool! Such a different type of landscape. There are no trails in the Goblin area, you just walk around them and wander wherever you want to... More 

Thank littlebonbon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting landscape and great photo opportunities. It is a little out of the way and there is an entry fee.

Thank Scott H
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here in an rv as part of a two week tour. What a fabulous and unique place! When we arrived it was very quiet and we had virtually the whole park to ourselves. It was swelteringly hot, but this did not stop our children running round exploring the 'goblins'. They were allowed to climb on the objects... More 

Thank Jacqui290966
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must-do if you're in the area. This State Park is one fun playground for all ages! Incredible "goblins" all around you for exploration. Several covered picnic tables for meals and resting. Small, but nice Visitors Center as well as camping available. So much fun -- you won't want to leave!

Thank slctravelagent
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way from Canyonlands NP to Capitol Reef NP and stopped here for hiking. My husband had overheard a ranger at Canyonlands recommending hiking the slot canyons at Little Big Horse right outside the park. What a fun couple of hours! The kids loved it! Such unique scenery! Would have loved to have stayed a night at... More 

Thank TravelLovingFamily5
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is beautiful. We were on our way to Capitol Reef and I had looked up this park along the way. It is about a 15 mile detour to get here, but it is worth it. It is a big valley full of small, medium, and big statutes made of very erosionable rock. Every time it rains the landscape... More 

Thank Juan M
Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vacation for the outdoor lover. When you walk into the park its like you are on another planet. I kept getting flashbacks from watching Galaxy Quest (which was partially filmed there). You are aloud to climb on everything which felt a bit strange as in many other locations you can look but not touch. The feeling of getting lost... More 

Thank Brittany R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know of any other place like this. Hundreds of red mushroom-like hoodoos filled the valley. We loved exploring around, and if you had kids, they would love climbing around and in the hoodoos, just be careful not to break any. The park had a great campsite with showers for a good price. You have to drive a little... More 

Thank Paige C
Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool rock formations in the remote desert of southern Utah. This is like a huge sedimentary playground for adults and kids, as long as you have some basic agility. There are some short trails suitable for all ages and fitness levels near the campground that go into the Valley of the Goblins. Be aware, camping is not very private, and... More 

Thank luckyduck1969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Briefly featured in "Galaxy Quest" (when they land to look for the sphere) GVSP is a fascinating place where you can wander in and around thousands of 10-20' high "goblins". Well worth a stop. Based on checking out the area in Google Maps, I'd like to go back when it's cooler (it was 103 in mid-July) and spend some time... More 

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