Goblin Valley State Park

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 explorations.

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. Read more...


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Entrance Fees

Day Use: $20 (good for two days)
Camping: $35
Annual Pass In State: $100
Annual Pass Senior In State: $50
Annual Pass all out-of-state (including seniors): $150


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.

Seasons/Open Hours

Open year round. No holiday closures.

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 while the staff is away at lunch or on park business, and occasionally may be closed all day if no staff is available.

Summer days can be very hot. During summer it is pleasant to explore here during the early morning and late evening hours. 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).


Goblin Valley State Park information

Main Attractions
This is one of Utah's most popular parks. It offers incredible scenery and a great opportunity for hiking and camping.

The goblin-like hoodoos here are unique and fun for all ages.

Sightseeing from the park overlook
Hiking among the goblins
ATV trails nearby
Mountain bike trails nearby
Slot canyons nearby

Main Campground: $35 ($20 extra vehicle fee)
Yurts: $100 + tax
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
800-322-3770 (toll-free from outside the Salt Lake City area)
801-322-3770 (from within the Salt Lake City area)

Visitor Center Campground with heated restrooms/showers
Group camping spot
Hiking trails

Contact Information
P.O. Box 637
Green River, UT 84525-0637
(435) 275-4584


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