Goblin Valley State Park

Night Skies

In June 2015, the National Park Service’s Night Sky Team visited us and determined that we have one of the darkest night skies on earth! Virtually free of any light pollution from populated areas, Goblin Valley State Park offers unparallelled views of the Milky Way. A variety of ranger-led events, including moonlit hikes and telescope tours, are conducted every month in order to aid in your enjoyment of this unique resource. For those with an interest in photography, the images below provide a sample of what is possible to capture after sunset.

About the photographer

Courtney Crossley is a seasonal park ranger at Goblin Valley State Park. Courtney is a hobbyist photographer and has begun learning how to photograph the night sky.