Goblin Valley is a state park located in Utah known for its hoodoo rock formations. The park’s name originated from hoodoo rocks locally referred to as goblins. The hoodoos are mushroom-shaped rock formations that can rise as high as several meters. The distinct shape of these rocks comes from an erosion-resistant layer of rock atop softer sandstone. Native Americans avoided settling around this area because in Native American culture, hoodoos are considered petrified people.

The hoodoos around the park can be explored. Most of the rock structures are solid, but don’t try to push off the rocks. If you want to do more hiking, there are three marked trails in the park. For more information about the park and trails, see the links below:
Goblin Valley State Park
Overview Map