Where? : Located near hwy 24; 30 min drive north out of the small town of Hanksville UT.
What? : A small state park where the main attraction is the Goblin valley with the unique “man like” rock formation. Highly recommended park to visit.
When? : year round park, summer is hot but this is short easy hike.
My thoughts: I really like this unique small state park, whenever I’m taking hwy 24 this is one of my must visit places, even for a short 2 hr stop on the way. This is one of the strangest places where you walk through the valley between the amazing small human-like rock formation.
Visiting Goblin Valley is easy and simple.
The park main attraction is a small “valley” covered with the “standing” red rock formation. The trail is short and easy going down from the parking lot, you can walk between the goblins as much as you want.
There are only few other hiking options in the park and one even include hidden cave and dry waterfall rappelling hike.
You can also spend the night at the park local campground, this park considered to be one of the most dark-night places in all the US.
There are many other hiking options nearby, most are a slot-canyon that cross the mountain riff (Temple Mountain Wash Pictograph Panel, Wild Horse Window, Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon, Ding And Dang Slot Canyons, Cistern Canyon).