On our way west, we learned of Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. We missed it while touring the National Parks in Utah, so we made a point to camp there on our way back east.
The park is quite small, but the kids had an absolute blast there. The park is named for a valley of diminutive dirt and rock structures called goblins. We gave the kids free reign for a morning, letting them climb, crawl, run, and jump all around the valley.
The Valley of the Goblins is really unique, and even Katie and I enjoyed crawling around the goblins. It reminded us a lot of our time climbing boulders in Joshua Tree National Park, California, though much less dangerous.
After a morning with the goblins, we headed for Little Wild Horse Canyon for a post-nap hike through the slot canyon. Pretty fun and family friendly, though Jane and Wilson both found their share of danger climbing the canyon walls.
Here’s a little tantrum that Wilson threw when he wanted to climb higher on the canyon wall:
And here are our photos from Goblin Valley.