Lore states that cowboys searching for missing cattle first stumbled upon Goblin Valley. This otherworldly landscape was created by years of wind and water erosion wearing away goblin-like “hoodoo” formations from the sandstone. Freely wander among the ghoulish and goofy natural sculptures and seek out secret caves and nooks within the rock.
Hike or bike one of the park’s several developed trails, and plan to stay overnight for some of the best stargazing anywhere in the country.
Goblin Valley sits at the base of the equally remarkable San Rafael Swell. From your guestroom, the Swell provides a stunning and mysterious silhouette for brilliant pink and orange sunsets.