Goblin Valley State Park
Goblin Valley State Park has been sculpted by forces of nature such as uplift and erosion by wind and water. The results of these geologic forces are witnessed in the stone gnomes inhabiting the valley. These uniquely shaped goblins form a desert playground.
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Year round, 24 hours per day.
Campground with showers, picnic area, and entrance station.
Located in Emery Country, between Green River and Hanksville. Follow Highway 24 to Temple Mountain Junction (mile post 137), and proceed 12 miles southwest to the Park.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): 38 34.358N; 110 42.771W
Clear desert skies offer spectacular views of the desert floor and the San Rafael Reef. Low humidity and sparse vegetation allow evenings to cool off rapidly.
- In the Summer temperatures can reach the 90s to low 100s during the day, and fall to the mid-60s at night. Afternoon thundershowers in late summer cool temperatures dramatically, but also bring danger of lightning strikes and flash flooding in nearby slot canyons.
- The spring and autumn see variable weather patterns. Days are often sunny and warm, while nights can be clear and cool. Be prepared for abrupt changes, including strong winds, rain, hail, and occasional snow.
- In the winter there are colder temperatures and occasional snow. Temperatures are above freezing on most days, but often drop into the teens and single digits at night.
Regulations and Precautions
- Camp only in designated areas.
- Pets are allowed, but must be on a maximum six-foot leash. Service animals are the only animals admitted into Park buildings. For safety and courtesy, keep your pets under control.
- Bicycles are permitted on established public roads and in parking areas. Bicycles are not allowed on hiking trails, in the Valley of the Goblins, or within the campground off of the pavement.
- Off-highway vehicle riding is permitted in areas near the Park. For designated areas, contact a Park Ranger.
- All plants and animals, minerals, and other natural features are protected. It is unlawful to remove, alter, or destroy them.
- Possession or sue of firearms, traps, or other devices capable of launching a projectile that can immobilize, injure, or kill a person or animal, or damage property, is prohibited unless the weapon or device is unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, being used in the legal pursuit of wildlife, or, being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties.
- Unless authorized by the Park Manager, fireworks or firecrackers are prohibited.
- It is unlawful to mutilate or deface any natural or constructed feature or structure.
- The speed limit within the Park is 15 m.p.h.
- Lightning danger is severe in exposed valley and Park locations. Seek shelter in a building or vehicle during thunderstorms.
- Backcountry Considerations
- Backcountry Emergencies
- Encountering Wild Animals
- Pets in the Parks and Backcountry
Archaeological Resources Protection Act Hotline: 800-227-7286.