Visiting Goblin Valley State Park

Today was our first full day back in Southern Utah and we wasted little time in starting to explore. Our first stop was to one of the most incredible state parks in Utah, if not the whole United States. Goblin Valley is renown for its breathtaking rock formations, and the park certainly did not disappoint.

Southern Utah is infamous with adventure travelers and national park enthusiasts because of its five amazing national parks and many incredible national monuments. However, many people don’t realize that the area is also home to some staggeringly beautiful state parks as well.

We spent a good part of the day hiking within the park snd photographing the valleys filled with the stunning rock spires that inspired the parks name. Not only was I able to take a bunch of incredible shots and log s ton of trail miles that I will be able to use in developing a park guide for you, but we also hung around until sunset and got some great golden hour photos as well. Look for some beautiful shots on Instagram in the coming weeks!

After leaving the park, we stopped for the night in Moab, which is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s either Moab in America or Queenstown in New Zealand. The cities sit in completely different landscapes, but are both world renown for being adventure capitals of the world.

Tomorrow we head South to see a number of additional sights that I’ve long wanted to see and photograph. This includes Natural Bridges National Monument, Goosenecks State Park, and the infamous Forrest Gump Point near Monument Valley. Until then!

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  1. I’m heading here soon and these photos make me really excited. Great shots!

  2. Great post. Last year one of my students wrote about his family camping trip to Goblin Valley. I hope to get there someday too, minus the camping, 😉

  3. Cool park, isn’t it? I look forward to more of your pictures from there. Safe travels!

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