Goblins State Park

August 09, 2003


Provided and copyright by: Len Sharp, Liverpool HS-Annex
Summary authors & editors: Len Sharp

Goblins State Park, Utah is a little visited park due primarily to its relative remoteness. However, Goblins is fantastic whismical wonderland of features hewned out of the Entrada Sandstone formaton by the agents of weathering and erosion. The Entrada is in reality a depositional formation from shallow Jurassic sea sediments -- alternating layers of sandstone, shale and siltstone. Differential erosion of these rocks is the reason for the sometimes weird and grosteque "mushroom-like" structures. By the way, this little park was the site for several scenes in the science fiction spoof "Galaxy Quest."

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