Camp At This State Park For An Experience Like No Other
Even with our recent snow, it’s starting to finally feel like spring in Utah (in fact, the recent snow fits right in with spring in Utah, doesn’t it?) We’ll soon be back to warmer temperatures, and in the meantime, we can start planning our camping adventures now. In fact, if you’re coming from the northern part of the state, you’ll usually find warmer, more pleasant weather at this state park.
Goblin Valley State Park is located about 50 miles southwest of Green River.
It's an absolutely stunning, unique place.
The park is filled with hoodoos - rock formations that have eroded in interesting ways.
The different layers of sediment that make up these formations wear away at different rates, leaving weird, mushroom-shaped hoodoos.
You won't find another place like this on the planet. In fact, people who visit often say that it looks like they imagine the surface of Mars.
This is an explorer's paradise!
With 3,654 acres to explore, you're going to want to spend the night here.
The state park has a campground with some amenities.
For the ultimate in unique camping at our state's most unique park, stay in one of the two yurts.
The yurts have many of the amenities of home.
Each yurt has a table and four chairs.
You'll also enjoy heating and air conditioning.
Sleeping accommodations include a single bed atop a double.
A futon couch provides comfortable sitting during the day...
...and sleeping for another two people. You can comfortably sleep five here.
Enjoy the view from your deck chair.
You'll also find a grill, along with complimentary propane for cooking.
Camping here is $25 per night.
That fee includes the $13 state park entrance fee.
If you prefer to camp in a tent or your RV, you can reserve one of the park's 10 tent sites or 14 RV spaces.
In addition, one group site can accommodate up to 35 people.
Each site includes a shade shelter, picnic table and camp fire ring.
The campground offers showers, flush toilets, a dump site and water.
Enjoy hiking on one of several trails.
Goblin Valley State Park contains thousands of hoodoos - each one is unique.
The park is divided into three valleys - you can easily spend an entire weekend hiking here.
for the park's brochure, which includes a map of the hiking trails.
Bring your mountain bike and explore the new mountain bike trail system.
The park has seven miles of mountain bike trails. The trail system is fairly new - it opened the summer of 2015.
These trails take you to parts of Goblin Valley that many people don't see.
You'll enjoy some amazing views and vistas here.
The park also has a nine-hole disc golf course.
It's free to play on the course; you can rent discs for $1/each.
Goblin Valley State Park is also an International Dark Sky Park.
The skies here are free of light pollution, which makes it the perfect place to view the stars and planets. All the more reason to stay here overnight - you don't want to miss this!
Have you ever stayed in a yurt at Goblin Valley? We want to hear about your trip!
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