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Wayyyy off the beaten path

Ok this place is great, but about an hour drive from Vernal. Not in Vernal! This is a great... read more

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Placitas, New Mexico
Very beautiful Nature

This is off the beaten path but definitely worth the drive. During the drive, you are on BLM or... read more

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All reviews wild horses off the beaten path rock formations are long drive unique formations out of the way easy hiking goblin valley pay attention to the signs bureau of land management crazy place dirt road hiking shoes kids will love google maps parking lot bring water
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok this place is great, but about an hour drive from Vernal. Not in Vernal! This is a great oddities that everyone should take the time to see. I have never seen shapes like this. Dogs are welcome even kids. Like being on a strange...More

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is off the beaten path but definitely worth the drive. During the drive, you are on BLM or federal land. Lots of cattle, wild horses, prong horns and sheep. Fantasy Canyon was a site to behold. It allows you to get up close to...More

Thank 717carolines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit out of the way to get here but it 's worth a look. At first I thought it would be sandstone that was eroded by water but when you feel it, it's more like a concrete texture that was probably eroded by...More

Thank Sonia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really fun place to explore, and to use your imagination, while looking at the amazing erosional features. There are weird shapes, lots of spooky-looking profiles, and it’s just interesting to see the power of water and wind over time. Please be respectful...More

Thank 179NancyK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit. Canyon well signposted now, had difficulty finding it last visit, and a pit toilet with a warning about pygmy rattlesnakes. Didn't see any. I think that anywhere on the trail has fantastic hoodoos but the right hand loop seems to have the weirdest...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is like no place I have ever visited. The formations are amazing. I spent 1-2 hours there (and took lots of pictures). The "trail" is hard to follow in spots, but try to walk where you can see others have & you'll see the...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a very small canyon in the middle of oil and gas fields about 40 minutes south of Vernal UT. We would not have known about it except for the owner of the RV Park we stayed telling us about it. Rock formations are...More

Thank Harry E
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This place when driving up looks like you went on a long drive into the middle of nowhere for nothing, but then you get a nice surprise. Get out of the car and walk a little bit and WOW. Super cool, definitely worth the drive.

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Fantasy Canyon is worth the drive through the BLM oil fields. You will see some of the most bizarre natural rock formations in Utah - and that saying something! Stop at the information booth first to figure out the trail first because the trail is...More

2  Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

It’s definitely a drive to get there, but glad we did! The hiking trail is not well marked and it took some time to find it and then we lost it again along the way, but we saw most of it. The formations are unbelievable!...More

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June 19, 2017|
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Response from sassy-963 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee.
Colleen S
April 2, 2017|
Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
I didn't avail myself of the camping facilities, so I'm not really sure. EITHER Fantasy Canyon or Goblin Valley State Park has a campground and 2 yurts for rent, But I can't remember which one that is.
Joanne H
November 10, 2016|
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Response from tobeykenobi | Reviewed this property |
The walking/hiking is not very far...the entire area is actually fairly small. While hiking up into the formations, following the marked trail, you should definitely look at where you are placing your feet and hands... More