Goblin Valley


Goblin Valley is a state park found between Capitol Reef and Arches National Park.  Defined by thousands of hoodoo like features referred to locally as goblins, which are mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles which are part of the Entrada geological formation.

The distinct shapes of these rocks result from an erosion-resistant layer of cap rock atop relatively softer sandstone. Goblin Valley State Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, also in Utah about 190 miles to the southwest, contain some of the largest occurrences of hoodoos in the world.

TOUR DESCRIPTION: Shortly after departure, we leave the pavement for a truly remote backcountry 4×4 excursion that we guarantee will impress you.  High clearance vehicles are required as we ford a river, traverse shelves of rock and make our way through numerous sandy landscapes.  Remote canyons give way to ancient sea shells and dinosaur bones which are a favorite for all ages.  The highlight of course being the thousands of goblins!

$570 (1-2 people), $690 (3-4 people), $790 (5-6 people)


What You Will Need

  • Personal reusable water bottle
  • Medications & personal items
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for your desired level of exposure.  Sandals are fine in most cases. We do not provide rain gear or jackets. Required to bring a warm jacket from October through April.
  • Sunscreen, hat and repellant