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You might think goblins are scary, but the bizarre rock formations bearing this name at the Goblin Valley Campground in Utah are anything but frightening. At this small but popular destination, campers are encouraged to wander off the trail to explore the labrynthine collection of “goblins,” or you can keep busy on the five miles of designated trail.

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You might think goblins are scary, but the bizarre rock formations bearing this name at the Goblin Valley Campground in Utah are anything but frightening. At this small but popular destination, campers are encouraged to wander off the trail to explore the labrynthine collection of “goblins,” or you can keep busy on the five miles of designated trail.

Tent, standard, and yurt sites are available—the yurts book up quick, but are worth the early planning if you prefer being a little bit off the main loop. Make sure you explore the San Rafael Swell while you’re here for some slot canyons, more goblin-like formations, and insane ancient petroglyphs and pictographs etched into the rocks.

Campsite area
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No. of sites
22
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Accommodation provided
Cabin
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Goblin Valley Campground.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 1st, 2018

Goblin Valley was our favorite stop on our Southern Utah road trip. We stayed in Yurt #2 which was very private and surrounded by gorgeous rock formations. We spent the entire afternoon and evening exploring all the nooks and crannies of the unusual smooth rock formations in the vicinity surrounding the hurt and campsite. Climbing to the top of the closest mound for both sunrise and sunset made for memories us 3 gals won’t soon forget. Our favorite part, however, was our “Midnight in the Valley of Goblins” stroll through the shadow land of creature-like formations. Everywhere you turn is another larger than life profile. It was both spooky and mesmerizing. 🗿🗿🗿

Goblin Valley CampgroundClimbing up the rocks gives great sunrise/sunset viewsGoblin Valley CampgroundGoblin Valley Campground
Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 1st, 2015

This place is amazing! Super dry and dusty so bring plenty of water. Stay in a yurt during the cooler months and you'll be perfectly fine due to the gas stove inside. The beds are really lumpy but you'll be s0 tired from your hiking and rock scrambling you won't care.
The pit toilets were pretty gnarly but other than that it was amazing. This is a State Park and under review for possible closure in certain areas since some idiot pushed one of the formations over in 2013. Utah residents can check out a state park pass at the library and skip the park entry fee.
Spots fill up quick as this is one of the more popular parks but you can boondock it on several BLM areas near by. A MUST for anyone visiting Moab which is a lot more crowded.

Yurt #2. Sleeps up to 6 people. Beds are lumpy and noisy. There is a gas stove which heats the space making this a good spot for late fall camping. $80 bucks a night.The goblins are spectacular. Just don't try to push one over Federal charges will be made.
Hipcamper Rob
Rob G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 3rd, 2015

This campground has several sort of walkin sites, and some more for RVs, vans, etc. It has flush toilets and showers, and is one of the few sources of water for miles. Very popular, but doesn't have a lot of shade, so be prepared. One of the most accessible slot canyon hikes around is nearby, Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop. Great fun for kids and others to clamber around on the weird rocks.

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Hipcamper Hanchin
Hanchin L.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2017

Make sure you have food and supplies. The park is quite far from any town and stores. The visitor center only carries very limited snacks.

Hipcamper Emma
Emma C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 4th, 2018

This campground is so unique and the park is a must-see for anyone traveling through the area. The first night we camped here we stayed in Yurt 1, which was an experience unlike all else. It comes equipped with a heater, AC, a table, a couch, and full-sized bunk beds. There are vault toilets by the yurts, or you can walk over to the flush toilets in the main campsite loop. They even offer showers there! We loved this campground so much we decided to stay another night at a campsite. The spots are well spread out and offer individual small cover shelters. Be sure to bring in all the supplies you need- the park is pretty remote. Also! There's a disc golf course set up through the park, just ask the visitor's center for frisbees.

Looking out at the hoodoos in the Valley of GoblinsExploring the area behind the yurtsSoaking in the desert heat at Yurt 1Goblin Valley Campground
Hipcamper Ross
Ross B.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2018

Just before the campground there is a dirt road that has tons of free BLM camping.

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Park
Goblin Valley State Park
State
Utah
Phone Number
435- 275-4584
Directions
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Coordinates
38.574° N, 110.707° W
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