~ Lyrics by David Bowie from the movie, "Labyrinth" ~
"You remind me of the babe. What babe? babe with the power. What power? power of voodoo. Who do? you do. Do what? remind me of the babe."
|Formations near park entrance
|Wild Horse Butt in background
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/21/us/utah-boulder-boy-scouts/ , and this photo I'm posting was taken in April 2012 and could be the very formation that was destroyed.
Alright then, lets get back to the park; Roy and I visited in April 2012, spent three hours climbing over, under, around, through these marvelous formations and had so much fun! It is definitely a playground for young and old alike and should not be missed when driving on Route 24, whether to or from Green River, in Emery County. The Entrada sandstone dates back 170 million years (Jurassic Period); evidence points to the formations being created by the tidal flows of a sea, rather than just the weather elements alone. The term "hoodoo" refers to the mushroom shape of many of the formations; a free standing pinnacle with an overhanging cap. The term "goblin" refers to the spirited, whimsical, perhaps even malign forms of many; I even found one that resembled a whale.
I usually don't post photos that have people in them, but I will today as I want you to get a good perspective on the sizes of many of these hoodoos.
This is a playground where the goblins form little tunnels that an adult can crawl through, not recommended if you don't like spiders, and they can form an excellent framework for photos...the sandstone formations that is, not the spiders.
Take a walk towards the Carmel Canyon Trail and Molly's Castle Overlook; it's an outstanding scene!
Goblin Valley State Park, I don't know how anyone could not have fun here; no matter what age you are, as soon as you see those hoodoos, you will want to play! Go play, have fun, and appreciate what the natural elements have given you.
Not tired yet after being at a prehistoric playground? Hope you brought a picnic meal and then after that go work it off at Little Wild Horse Canyon; just follow the sign once you leave Goblin Valley State Park. Carpe Diem!!! Seize the Day!!!