Goblin Valley State Park


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Goblin Valley State Park


Location:Between Green River and Hanksville, off SR 24.
Facilities:24 campsites, group camp, showers, modern restrooms (é), vault toilets, picnic areas, observation shelter, visitor center, museum, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain biking.
Special Features:Park is the site of intricately eroded rock formations that create an atmosphere of unearthly scenery. Exposed cliffs reveal parallel layers of rock bared by erosion. Because of the uneven hardness of sandstone, some areas resist erosion better than others. The softer material is removed by wind and water, leaving thousands of unique geologic "goblins."
Address:PO Box 637
Green River, UT 84525

Phone:435-564-3633
Fax:435-564-3223
Web: www.stateparks.utah.gov/park/index.php?id=GVSP
Size: 3,654 acres. Elevation: 5,100 feet.

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Last year in Utah, two Boy Scout leaders caused an online uproar when they recorded themselves toppling an ancient rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park and posted it on YouTube.
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West of Goblin Valley State Park (home to an eerie landscape of red sandstone mushrooms, goblins, and hoodoos), this slot canyon and the adjacent Bell Canyon make a nice 7-mile loop hike.
Sunny warm November days are ideal for exploring and discovering new trails in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park.