Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

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Goblin Valley State Park

Discovered by cowboys in the early 1920’s and located just outside of Green River, Utah, Goblin Valley State Park has an almost surreal collection of unique goblin shaped sandstone formations.

  • Kids love the fantastic and comical goblin formations.
  • Camp in one of the parks 25 sites
  • Goblin Valley is a 3654 acre region in Emery County, Utah.
  • Galaxy Quest was filmed in the park in 1999.
  • Little Wild Horse/Bell Canyon is 5 miles from the park.


Explore Goblin Valley’s 3654 acres of desert landscape and enjoy the unworldly scenery created by millions of years of erosion.

Location & Information

Goblin Valley is in Emery County, Utah-between Green River and Hanksville on highway 24-twelve miles past the Temple Mountain Junction.

The park is open year round. The visitor’s center is open from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m daily, but may be closed on occasion Nov.-Feb.

For more information, call 435-275-4584.

A Day pass is required per vehicle. An overnight camping fee is required.


Most visitors choose to wonder around "in the Goblins" while visiting the park. An observation point above the area is a great landmark and compass for anyone worried about getting lost, but maps and brochures are available at the visitor's center to help lead the way.

Note: Little Wild Horse/Bell Canyon Loop is just 5 miles from the park and is one of the most popular slot canyon hikes in Utah, but because of flash flood dangers, visitor's should avoid this area if there is rain anywhere in the drainage.

Goblin Valley State Park Campground

The goblin valley campground has 25 sites-most of which can accommodate RV’s. Call 435-275-4584 with questions or make reservations online.

  • Restrooms
  • Hot Showers
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • RV Sanitary Dump Stations/Trash Receptacles
  • Paved Parking Pads

Fun Fact

Galaxy Quest, a space aged sci-fi movie, was filmed in Goblin Valley in 1999.