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*** Site Availablity Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Photo: Goblin Valley State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Aug 20 2014
 

Description

Welcome to Goblin Valley State Park! This strange and colorful landscape is filled with bizarre sandstone rock formations called goblins. Visitors can wander off-trail to explore the geology and hike among the nooks and gnomes. This remote but very popular campground is a great base for exploring the goblins and the nearby San Rafael Swell. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, as summer temperatures can rise quickly in the high desert.

Geography:

Goblin Valley State Park is a showcase of geologic history. 170 million years ago, a vast inland sea deposited layers of mud, sand, and silt. Millions of years later, these deposits were sculpted by erosion and weathering. Softer parts of the rock eroded more quickly than harder layers, leaving behind the bizarre goblin shapes seen today.

Recreation:

Inside the park, visitors can wander off-trail to explore the endless labyrinth of goblins, or they can hike on 5 miles of designated trails. Photography, wildlife viewing, and naturalist programs are a hit with visitors to this beautiful park. Outside Goblin Valley, visitors can delve into alluring slot canyons, discover hidden rock art, and ride miles of OHV trails in the rugged San Rafael Swell.

Facilities:

24 site campground, group site, and 2 yurts with centrally located restroom and shower facilities."

Nearby Attractions:

San Rafael Swell

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ada Restrooms
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive/ Nature Programs
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Alerts and Important Information
  • Extreme desert landscape with little or no shade.
  • For information on park conditions or events please visit www.stateparks.utah.gov.
    The Visitor Center closes at 5:00 pm during the winter

Getting There:

Located 48 miles southwest of Green River, Utah, via State Road 24.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Goblin Valley State Park
BOX 637
GREEN RIVER UT 84525-0637

Phone Number:

Information: 435- 275-4584