Welcome to Goblin Valley State Park

Biting Gnat Alert! This is the worst season we’ve seen for these pests in a long time. If you’re hiking, come prepared with head nets. Bug spray is generally ineffective against these pests.

Campers staying in RVs will be alright, but those tent camping should also consider bringing a screened dining or gathering tent.

All hiking and dispersed camping areas in the San Rafael Swell/Desert will also be affected. We hope that a combination of high temperatures and high wind will get rid of them soon.

NOTICE: The campground and yurts at Goblin Valley will be closed on August 19-20 for a paving project. Click here to learn more. 

Drone use is by permit only. Permits may be obtained at the visitor center for a fee of $5.00. Permit blackouts may occur during special events, emergencies, and periods of especially high visitation. You may also print the form here and bring it with you for faster service.

Journey to this strange and colorful valley, which is unlike any other in Utah. The landscape, covered with sandstone goblins and formations, is often compared to Mars. Explore the geology, and camp among the nooks and gnomes.

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