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The vast landscape of sandstone goblins may have visitors wondering if they're on Mars or in Utah. The movie, Galaxy Quest, was filmed at Goblin Valley State Park because of its unearthly scenery. Scores of intricately eroded creatures greet visitors to Goblin Valley. Hike among these rock formations and discover numerous haunting coves. Adjacent to the park, off-highway vehicle enthusiasts will find hundreds of miles of dirt roads to explore. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. However, during winter months (Nov - Feb), the Visitor Center may be closed for short periods of time while staff is away at lunch or on park business and occasionally may be closed all day if no staff is available.

The rock formation ma were coops but I kinda felt like once I saw about 5 minutes of it, I'd seen it all. Would have been much better had it not been so hot. Don't got in the heat of the day, cause it's like burning in hell....gonna make sure I live right so I don't go to hell after knowing how hot it could be

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Super fun to play hide and seek

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26 days ago

Always a family favorite to play hide and seek amongst the goblins.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

No shade on this trail. Traffic heavy in the cool months. Camping at the park is limited and generally full. But you can primitive camp on BLM land close by. Great for kids. The park will tell you their are not any defined routes in the park. Just go about anywhere you can go.

hiking
2 months ago

Too much traffic for my taste. Some interesting rock formations. However, it would be great for kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike the end was the best. We stopped to run up and down the sand as well

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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6 months ago

Goblin Valley is an amazing place. Unfortunately people are allowed to roam anywhere in the park..You can imagine the havoc brought about by loads of unsupervised children. That said, the Goblins Lair is relief from the crowds. A nice trail around the other side of the valley that is sparsely traveled. I only ran into to a pair of women who were looking for the "lair." Not a difficult hike, mostly flat with a scramble up to the lair. As in most hikes that are more remote, it is better to have some company.. I didn't, but I am careful when climbing or descending scree slopes. Was lucky enough to get some interesting light from the top. Like some others on this site, this was combined with a visit to Little Wild Horse Canyon.

walking
8 months ago

Easy trail putting you among the goblins. Like making pictures in the clouds, you can imagine all the different goblins that reside along the trail. Watch out for the wind as it can lift the sand and fill your eyes with dirt. Maybe the goblins are unhappy with all the visitors?

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

One of the MOST AMAZING spots ever! i couldn't do little wildhorse slot canyons due to the 20% chance of rain... next time!
Goblin Valley is like an alternate universe. Profound!

kind of a unique place, you can make this hike as long as you want really as you wander through Goblins, Easy hike on a dirt like surface, go early it gets very hot