Located along the San Rafael Reef, south of Interstate-70, Goblin Valley, Utah is unlike any other place in the world — and a place that captures and stretches the imagination, challenging you with its geologic whimsy. The landscape, covered with sandstone goblins and fascinating formations, is often compared to Mars. Explore the geology, and camp among the nooks and gnomes. Bring the family and experience this amazing place by hiking, camping, mountain biking, and exploring the surrounding canyons.
Before Art Chaffin stumbled upon Goblin Valley while searching for an alternative route between Green River and Caineville in the 1920’s, only a few cattleman had known about the colorful desert cliffs that surrounded a basin of smooth sandstone boulders perched atop dwindling towers of dried mud. By the 1950’s the place had gained enough attention and traffic that protecting the area was proposed. Soon the state of Utah acquired the land and ultimately made it a park in 1964.
Source: adapted from historytogo.utah.gov by josephaw
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