Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley Sunrise

Goblin Valley State Park, a sunrise location on the  5th day of our NXNW Moab trip. The sunrise prediction was for clear skies, but mother nature had other ideas and we were presented with a great sky in the valley of hoodoos. Goblin Valley State Park features thousands of hoodoos, referred to locally as goblins, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as tall as several yards. The distinct shapes of these rocks result from an erosion-resistant layer of rock atop relatively softer sandstone. Goblin Valley State Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, also in Utah about 190 miles to the southwest, contain some of the largest occurrences of hoodoos in the world.

This place was like walking on another planet, walking through the Hoodoos was quite the experience. Even though all of them are unique and different in shapes and sizes when you wander into the park you get lost in the landscape. The Hoodoos or “Goblins” all start looking the same and your sense of direction goes out the window, it’s very easy to get turned around and really feel disoriented. What a great park and great sunrise we were lucky to experience.

Thanks for stopping



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  1. What are the odds? I have a shot that includes that same hoodoo you have in the foreground.
    Your sky is better. That was a great morning.

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Goblin Valley