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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Go See Goblins -- Located along the San Rafael Reef, Goblin Valley State Park, a place that captures and stretches the imagination, with its landscape covered with sandstone "goblins" and fascinating formations often compared to Mars.
Snow Canyon State Park made a cameo in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Galaxy Quest was filmed at Goblin Valley State Park; and Dead Horse Point State Park offered breathtaking scenery in Mission Impossible 2 and Thelma and Louise.
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.
MEN DESTROY OLD ROCK FORMATION: Three American men pushed over a 200-million-year-old rock formation in Goblin Valley, Utah and posted the video on YouTube.
9 GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK, UTAH A fantastical landscape of fungal/phallic sedimentary structures unlike anywhere else I've ever been.
You can drive the main route--mostly gravel--from Castle Dale to Goblin valley State Park in a long day; plan on staying in local motels on either end of the drive to maximize your time in the Swell.
Galaxy Quest" is being filmed on five soundstages at Warner Hollywood Studios, as well as on locations in and around Los Angeles, and in Goblin Valley, Utah.
24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The recent vandalism in Goblin Valley State Park near Green River, Utah, underscores both the ongoing challenge facing lands enjoyed for recreation in the U.
Whether it's day-hiking or just playing hide-and-seek in Goblin Valley State Park, there are wonderful places not manufactured by man.
Sunny warm November days are ideal for exploring and discovering new trails in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park.
UTAH (CyHAN)- Three American men pushed over a 200-million-year-old rock formation in Goblin Valley, Utah and posted the video on YouTube.
For a look at fantastically eroded sandstone columns, visit Goblin Valley State Park, just southeast of the Reef.