Goblin Valley State Park is a very unique and iconic desert landscape located in southeast Utah in the San Rafael Desert. It gets its name from the natural sandstone formations, called "hoodoos" which are found throughout the park, are easily accessible, and which provide an incredibly unique and otherworldly atmosphere for photo and video projects (it was prominently featured in Galaxy Quest. With the rock monster. Obviously...) It also features large, impressive, unevenly eroded cliffs with a similar vibe for backdrops, and there is very little vegetation. It is listed as an International Dark Sky Park.
Day use fees (valid for two days)
-$20 per vehicle
-$35 main campground ($20 extra vehicle fee)
-(Senior discounts, group rates, etc. here )
"Due to limited parking and extremely high levels of visitation, please note that there may be delays of several hours to enter the park on weekends from March through June. The visitor center and gift shop will also be closed most weekends. We recommend visiting mid-week."
- Utah State Parks
Permit only. Permits cost $5 and are available at the visitors center. The form is available to print on the official Goblin Valley website which may help speed up the process.
Current conditions, dark sky forecast, reservations, etc. are available at stateparks.utah.gov
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