Rock scrambling at Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

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Goblin Valley State Park is about 2 hours from Moab or 30 minutes from Green River, in central Utah, just south of I-70. It’s an incredible place for families as the “goblins” are all kid height and you are allowed to play in, among and on them (with respectful behaviour of course). It would make for the ultimate capture the flag site…

There is a fairly large parking lot and a covered picnic area, which make it easy to come and play for the day. They have also built a campground with rustic sites and yurts. Unfortunately they were full so we only came to play for the afternoon.

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It was a perfect precursor to our upcoming week of canyoning as Hunter got to climb/scramble on rock features that were usually only 6 feet off the ground. We spent alot of time testing out small moves and learning just how sticky slickrock is. It gave him a tonne of confidence although there were some teary moments through the learning process… Pushing your comfort zone is always tough!


We were here when Hunter was 3 and had a fun time. It was great to see that this is definitely “kid friendly” – and can probably span from 3 – 16 years easily. We highly recommend it!

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