Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

This is just one of my personal favorite campgrounds, only for the scenery alone. When driving for this campground located about 40 miles south of Interstate 70, you‘ll realize you‘re headed towards the boondocks. On the way, you will start to begin to see the landscape change and notice towards the west the San Rafael swell, an enormous uplift of rock that provides its own plethora of activities.

 

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

While you come closer towards the swell, you‘ll pass a preferred BLM campground, an excellent stay-over when the state park is full. Additionally, you‘ll pass the gravel road that results in Wild Horse Canyon which is really a spectacular hike through slot canyons created from the uplift.
Once you reach the state park entrance, you‘ll spot the hoodoos that offer a shocking backdrop towards the campground. Sites here all have spectacular views from the hoodoos, and a couple of lucky tent and yurt sites are hidden inside the hoodoos. We stayed here three nights and enjoyed every minute of them. With paved interior roads and pads, dust ended up being to a minimum. Upon check in, we noticed a dedicated state park employee power washing the picnic table, concrete pad, fire pit, and ramada next to ours. Over our stay, it was repeated every time a camper checked out. This state park is well maintained and employees take great pride in its appearance and camper’s satisfaction. A powerful disc golf course that spans through the entire park. A little, but well appointed visitor’s center offers snacks, souvenirs, and really helpful rangers who‘ll guide you on road, hiking, and biking opportunities and conditions inside the park and region.
When we backed into our site nestled up against the hoodoos, we hopped over to explore camp. There‘s lots of exploring and climbing for many ages right at camp. Each evening we saw hikers with flashlights hiking over the crest from the hoodoos. We opted to bring that trek throughout the day and were impressed with a chance to navigate the somewhat narrow, undulating peaks through the night. Our stay was during a full moon, that was amazing in that many of us could view spectacular moon-rises as well as saw legitimate moon shadow. However, using this park designated being an International Dark Sky Park, we will certainly be to view the Milky Way another time. Hiking and biking trails are prevalent here. One hiking trail takes you against camp via a maze of red mounds that reminded us of hiking in Badlands or Death Valley National Parks. The trail spits you out right in the parking zone from the infamous goblins. These three valleys of mushroom like formations are fascinating. Hikers and visitors of ages will enjoy scrambling all as well as with the goblins. Photography here is amazing and although parking zone was bustling, visitors seem to obtain lost and disappear inside the valleys of goblins using its vast expanse. Winter and summer here offer extreme temperatures, with no hookups in camp, are the smallest amount desirable times to visit. Spring and fall offer warm daytime temperatures and cool, crisp nights. Along with campsites, a gaggle campsite and two yurts can be found to reserve. Reservations really certainly can be a must, so plan accordingly.

Goblin Valley State Park, Green River, Utah

Best Sites : 10-15, 17-19 (site 12 is that the absolute best site ), yurt 1 & 2, group site
Poor Sites : 22-24
Hookups : None
Potable Water : Yes
Dump Within Facility : Yes

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