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Goblin Valley State Park – Utah`s magic landscape

Baku, July 6, AZERTAC

Located along the San Rafael Reef, south of Interstate-70, Goblin Valley State Park is unlike any other place in the world.

No, this is not Mars but an uninhabited valley 216 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in Utah in the USA.

Soft sandstone has, for many years, been eroded by wind and water to form strange pinnacles or hoodoos that some think resemble goblins.

The eerie landscape is only about a mile across and two miles long and it’s well worth exploring the marked trails to get up close to the bizarre formations.

Visitors come to this section of the San Rafael Desert to explore the thousands of mushroom-shaped pillars resembling stone “goblins”, which give the park its name.

Goblin Valley looks very different from the rest of Utah’s landscape, but is just as beautiful, in an other-wordly sort of way.

Visitors can choose from a variety of fun things to do in the area, including camping, hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf. If you look closely, you may even come across ancient petroglyphs and pictographs left behind by the Fremont, Paiute and other Native American residents.

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