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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
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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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Amazing family adventure

You can easily spend a whole day just wandering around this "natural playground" Kids and adults love the hiking, climbing and exploring this park provides.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Douglas B
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Naples, Florida, United States
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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can easily spend a whole day just wandering around this "natural playground" Kids and adults love the hiking, climbing and exploring this park provides.

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Thank Douglas B
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing site once we finally got there. We took the San Rafael Swell road. It was beautiful but not for the non adventurous. A 30 mile dirt road with large rocks, bumps, and wash outs. We were in a small rental car. Took us about 3 hours to drive. I highly recommend this drive to all. GO... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself on highway 24 (likely on your way between Arches and Bryce on Highway 12), take the small amount of extra time to check out Goblin Valley State Park. There is nothing out on highway 24, so bring a lunch and water. When you turn off Highway 24 you won't see it, in fact we almost turned... More 

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Fruitland, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to visit this place for years and finally made it here. It really is in the middle of nowhere and we were not prepared. It was 100 degrees and we had no cold water (we had water it was just hot) and just snacks, I guess we thought the visitor center would have ice but they didn't. So... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll have to go out in the middle of nowhere to get there. But, it is worth it. The states park offers long and short hikes. You can see the mountains from the park as well. They also have RV, tent, and yurts. The RV sites a for dry camping only. But there is a bathroom with showers centrally located... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice state park. $13.00 to get in for the day. One large parking spot on top of hill where you can let your children walk down among the "Goblin" formations and run off some energy. Hundreds of these "mushrooms" on the valley. Very cool pictures, lots of fun. Plenty room for your motorhome if you are traveling by motorhome.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Goblin Valley State Park is a GREAT stop along the way between Capitol Reef and Canyonland National Park. Exploring among the rock formations is encouraged, but the most fun thing was "seeing" the formations with a different perspective. Some look like gnomes- some looked like mushrooms- others like animals. SO much fun! We had a picnic at the covered picnic... More 

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Thank Jeffreysgirl2009
Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been one of the best surprise of our travel, one of the best Park we have visited. Be careful only with the GPS. If you want to go to Torrey, go back to the UT-24, otherwise it will send you through a dirty road that sometime it´s closed. We had to come back and we have waist 1hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Goblin Valley isn't like anywhere else you've ever been. It's completely unique and an absolute must see. We like to camp at the campground (#12 is the best) for three or four nights while we enjoy the area. The valley itself can entertain kids for hours. They just love to climb all over the goblins. We also really like to... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful location. A little off the beaten path on UT24 but worth it. Keep on 24 and visit Capital Reef at the same time.

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