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Goblin Valley State Park - Utah
What to do if you have little time : a short walk through the Goblin
If this park may seem small at first glance, it is actually not. It is quite extensive and you can wander for hours among all the more surprising than the other rock formations. Colors at sunset are beautiful. Goblin is also an interesting park for the night photo by full moon time. Indeed, the moonbeams give "lunar" effect to these landscapes. If attendance at the park is not very important during the day, it's even better at night, since it is not uncommon to be entirely alone : "scary". Indeed, the park closes at 10 pm and only those who camp there can then enjoy.
Goblin Valley is a State Park, so there is an entrance fee, which is not included in the Pass "America The Beautiful". It's 13$ per vehicle or 25$ if you're camping.
Depending on wish
2 to 3 hours + 1 night
No hiking trail here. You just have to go down in the valley in the middle of the goblins and try to find the more surprising rock formations.
Photo tip : for night shots, use a tripod and a remote control (or use the timer of your camera).
Access : between Capitol Reef and Green River on Highway 24, take the Temple Mountain Road and follow the road signs "Goblin Valley".
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Depending on wish
1 to 2 hours
Litlle Wild Horse Canyon is located outside of the Goblin valley state park . This is a slot canyon that can turn in a loop with the Bell Canyon for a hike of 8 miles. However, it is possible to do the part Little Wild Horse and retrace your steps. During our visit in September 2013, it rained a lot in the previous days and the canyon was filled with water from the beginning, which did not allow us to visit in full. We could walk about 1.5 miles before having to turn back.
Access : before passing the visitors center of Goblin, take road on the right.
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