Goblin Valley State Park

Walk Amongst Goblins

This park is known for the surreal rock formations that pepper the landscape. Arranged in a maze-like layout, many feel that exploring this park is a otherworldly experience.

Out of

This World

Journey to this strange and colorful valley to explore among the goblins. The landscape at Goblin Valley State Park is covered with sandstone goblins and formations, which many compare to Mars.  Four established hiking trails offer unique and spectacular views of the landscape. 

Goblin’s Lair, a popular canyoneering location is a 70 foot natural sandstone cave on the east side of Goblin Valley that can be reached by a short hike through the goblins.

Carmel Canyon is a 1.5 moderate loop that leads from the parking area.

Entrada Canyon is a 1.3 mile one-way trail that starts from the campground to the goblins and back.

Curtis Bench is a fairly easy 2.1 mile out-and-back trail that offers spectacular views of the Henry Mountains.

The park is also a registered Dark Sky park, so be sure not to miss the fun after dark as well.

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Near the town of Hanksville, approximately 216 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

From I-70, exit onto Highway 24 and drive south for approximately 24 miles to the signed park turnoff, which is also the turnoff for Temple Mountain. From the Hwy 24 turnoff, follow the paved road for about 12 miles to park.


Daily  6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.


Park does charge entrance fees and has a staffed visitor center that is open daily.