Goblin Valley State Park

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Goblin Valley State Park information

Goblin Valley State Park & Around , USA
Address
Street Goblin Valley Rd
Extras off Hwy 24
More information
www.stateparks.utah.gov
Prices
per car $7
Opening hours
park 6am-10pm, visitor center 8am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

A Salvador Dali-esque melted-rock fantasy, a valley of giant stone mushrooms, an otherworldly alien landscape or the results of an acid trip the creator went on? No matter what you think the stadium-like valley of stunted hoodoos resembles, one thing’s for sure – the 3654-acre Goblin Valley State Park is just plain fun. A few trails lead down from the overlooks to the valley floor, but after that there’s no path to follow. You can climb down, around and even over the evocative ‘goblins’ (2ft- to 20ft-tall formations). Kids and photographers especially love it.