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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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Strange, beautiful and family fun!

We stayed at the state park campground for 4 nights in October 2016. Be advised that if you have an RV, this campground has limited sites available and it is recommended that you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the state park campground for 4 nights in October 2016. Be advised that if you have an RV, this campground has limited sites available and it is recommended that you book 4 months in advance (which is basically as far in advance that you can make a reservation). The campground was full every night. Lots of tent... More 

Thank peasedm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fun place for kids (and adults) to explore and climb. We had 6 adults and 14 kids (aged 2-16). We played capture the flag, and hide a seek. Bring lots of water; it is a desert and can get hot. I didn't see any water facets to replenish with. Parking is limited, but the camp staff was very helpful... More 

Thank Chad W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an incredibly amazing place. The formations are unique and unlike any other sight we have seen anyway. Goblin State Park is a bit of a drive and quite remote, but it's definitely worth the visit to see some of the most unusual natural formations imaginable.

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in Utah my whole life and this was my first trip to Goblin Valley. We stopped there on the way from Capitol Reef to Moab. Our kids loved it! No need to hike, just come to the valley and climb all over the place and enjoy the unique scenery. We spent about 1.5 hours and our kids didn't... More 

Thank Ryan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No place like it on earth. Our kids had so much fun climbing around and playing hide and seek. My 14 yr old boy, who never smiles or reacts to much of anything had a big smile on his face. He loved it.

Thank ilovetotravel1976
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were traveling almost all famous NP's in the Southwest in July 2016, but nowhere have we seen such bizarre rocks. It is great for kids to explore and simply run around - after hours of driving, you know how handy that is. The rocks really do look like goblins- or ghosts or comic figures or whatever your imagination offers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite different to the other parks in terms of formations. These are much smaller and some do look like Goblins! . Has been used as a film location for sci-fi movies. A detour off the road between Bryce and Moab but well worth the trip. No cafe but there are toilets and a rangers office.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place but do NOT just stay in the park, get info and explore. You don't need to camp in the park, it's open camping all over the area. Be sure to get good information prior to going. A four wheel vehicle gives many more options. Beautiful in the park and unique.

Thank JTinSLC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a long drive from Green River but well worth a visit and a must is you have active kids 5-12yrs. The photo opportunities are numerous and when into the central car park the overviews are similar to Bryce and a lot easier to get down in amongst the 'hoodoos'- a hell of a place to lose kid. For the... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So underrated! This cute little park in the middle of nowhere is amazing. Loved getting to meet all the goblins and wander along the trails with them. We slept in a slot canyon under a looming tyrannosaurus rex and a friendly sea otter. Abandoned tent site at 2 a.m. under thunderbolts and lightening overhead. I think the goblins were unhappy... More 

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