Goblin Valley State Park
Things you need to know about your Journey to this strange and colorful valley, which is unlike any other in Utah.
Whether you're camping, hiking, photographing, or just taking in the view... Goblin has something for everyone!
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-275-4584 for questions about hiking, biking, or anything else, the booth leading into the park is open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and can be reached at 435-275-4584
The campground at Goblin Valley State Park consists of 25 sites and two yurts. The campsites are divided into ten walk-in tent pads, fourteen RV spaces, and one group site able to accommodate up to 35 people. Showers and flush toilets, as well as a communal water and dump station are all available free of charge. All sites contain a picnic table, metal fire ring, and shade shelter.
NOTE* ( Don't be discouraged if they are full. This ENTIRE area is full of outstanding places to camp. You are right next to San Rafael Swell (20-30 minutes away where you rarely see anyone and has over 15 different slot canyons to explore(although most need canyoneering gear.) )
The camping charge per night is $23.00, which includes the park’s $10.00 entry fee. An extra vehicle may be brought in for an additional $11.00 per night. While not located in the Valley of Goblins itself, the campground is nonetheless surrounded by interesting rock formations that invite exploration of their own.
Little Wild Horse & Bell Canyon Hikes
Although this part of Goblin Valley is the most popular, be sure to check out Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon (pictured below) The Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop hike is the most popular hike in the San Rafael Swell for good reason. The canyons are two of the best slot canyons in Utah. This hike is suitable for just about everyone. If you enjoy a long walk in the park than you can probably complete this hike with little problem. The canyons can be hiked individually for a short distance or connected together to provide an easy half day loop hike.
General Info- The Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop hike is 8 miles round trip and will take about 4 hours to complete. Little Wild Horse Canyon (LWH) is the better of the two canyons, so if you can only do part of the hike do Little Wild Horse. This is a desert environment so carry plenty of drinking water. There is nothing extremely difficult on this hike; there is some navigation required since there is no developed or signed trail. All obstacles can be easily bypassed if you spend a moment and look for a way around them.