Ever dreamed of traveling to Mars? Goblin Valley might just be as close as you can get, as this strange yet wondrous red landscape is often compared to the planet Mars. Red sandstone formations stand tall and thin in this desert terrain, resembling what many people compare them to goblins. The hoodoos appear to have strange faces, looking like stone creatures in the rock.
Camp, hike, bike, or disc golf in various locations around Goblin Valley. Over 7 miles of biking trails are available in the valley, and discs are available for rent for $1.00 a piece. The valley has been confirmed to have one of the darkest night skies on the planet, so it’s a popular place to stargaze or take night photography of the sky.