Goblin Valley (Emery County) is in the upper reaches of the Red Canyon drainage, fifteen miles north of Hanksville. It is a geologically unique area with unusual highly eroded, goblin-like shapes from which the area receives its name. It is also whimsically known as Hoodoo Valley or Golly Gully.
The view is especially dramatic in moonlight or when the sun is low. At this time, the mushroom-shaped figures appear huddled or in praying groups.
John W. Van Cott