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Goblin Valley State Park
Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park

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Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Park
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Goblin Valley Rd, Green River, UT 84525
(435) 275-4584
https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/goblin-valley/
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This is one of Utah's most popular parks. It offers incredible scenery and great opportunity for hiking and camping. Many people think the park landscape has a surreal appearance. A Hollywood movie, ... Read more
Galaxy Quest, was filmed at Goblin Valley State Park because of its unearthly scenery.

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Washington, D.C.

For Utah residents, Goblin Valley State Park is one of the most popular hiking and camping areas in the state. It gets it's name from the thousands of hoodoo rock formations (known lovingly as Goblins) that are scattered throughout the park. This is a strange and yet charming landscape that has been the set for many a Hollywood film.

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Roosevelt

I have visited this park many times and its uniqueness makes me enjoy my visit there every time I go. After exploring Goblin valley you can do some great slot canyon hikes, such as little wild horse canyon and bell canyons.

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New York City
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A lesser known, smaller Utah park is perhaps its most intriguing. With an array of quirky looking formations, that in my eyes resembled mutant mushrooms, Goblin Valley is the perfect spot to shoot a sci-fi movie. Which is why it wasn't at all surprising to find the BBC shooting footage before sunrise, as well as a drone or two. Don't miss out seeing "The Three Sisters" structure, just a few minutes walk from the valley. The park is a bit out of the way from everywhere but definitely worth a trip. Much less crowded and so terrifically distinct.

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Alamogordo

This is a small but wonderful little place, worth the long drive from everywhere. It's just fascinating and kind of magical. The night before we watched Galaxy Quest where one of the best scenes in the film is shot here, you can walk around pointing out rock monsters in the park if you do the same, just an idea :)

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Orange Park

One of the most unique places you'll find. Great for the kids! Also check out Little Wild Horse slot canyon while you're in the area.

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San Francisco
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Goblin Valley will redefine what you know about nature. The towering and animalistic forms will engulf you in a maze of 'goblins' as the vapid desert heat sets in. Climb to the peaks and plateaus to listen for the sound of bird’s feathers slicing through the air. Then climb into the shaded caves for a quiet and meditative moment. Goblin Valley will change you.

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Doniphan

Very cool state park!! Enjoyed being able to climb around on the rocks.

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