Sunday, October 2, 2022


Hike among the hoodoos at Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park is one of Utah’s most popular parks. It
offers incredible scenery and great opportunity for hiking and camping.
The goblin-like hoodoos here are unique and fun for all ages. Goblin
Valley includes an area where soft sandstone has eroded into interesting
shapes, somewhat resembling goblins. In some spots the rock formations
are close together and produce a maze-like playground ideal for family


Many people think the park landscape has a surreal appearance. A Hollywood movie, “Galaxy Quest,” was filmed at Goblin Valley State Park because of its unearthly scenery. Many serious photographers come here to get shots of the goblins during the late evening or early morning hours, when shadows provide contrast to the sun-bathed rock.

Activities include sightseeing from the park overlook, hiking among the goblins, photography, picnicking and camping. Nearby you’ll find ATV and mountain bike trails, as well as slot canyons.

Facilities include a campground with heated restrooms/showers, group camping spot, picnic areas, hiking trails, and a Visitor Center.


Spring and fall are ideal times to visit this park. Winter days are
often mild and hiking can be enjoyable, but winter nights can be very
cold (often near 0 F). Summer days can be very hot. During summer it is
pleasant to explore here during the early morning and late evening

Open year-round; no holiday closures. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. However, during winter months (Nov. – Feb.), the Visitor Center may be
closed for short periods while staff is away at lunch or on park business, and
occasionally may be closed all day if no staff is available.

Located near the town of Hanksville, approximately 216 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. From I-70, exit onto Highway 24 and drive south for
approximately 24 miles to the signed park turnoff, which is also the turnoff
for Temple Mountain. From the Hwy 24 turnoff, follow the paved road for about
12 miles to park.
Entrance Fees
$7 per vehicle
$4 per vehicle with a Utah senior 62+
$75 annual pass is available at the park
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass
Main Campground: $16 ($8 extra vehicle fee).
Back-in sites are available and can accommodate RVs up to 59
feet. No hookups. There is a sewage disposal station. Group overnight camping is available.

Camping Reservations:
Online: ReserveAmerica (this website also includes additional information)
800-322-3770 (toll-free from outside the Salt Lake City area)
801-322-3770 (from within the Salt Lake City area)

Contact Information:

Goblin Valley State Park
P.O. Box 637
Green River, UT 84525-0637


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