Disc golf at Goblin Valley State Park. Another reason go
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While our new biking trails have taken the spotlight this season, Goblin Valley is also now home to a nine-hole disc golf course! The course, which winds around the exterior of the campground, is very informal and can be played free of charge. Players can expect a variety of terrain that will take them to incredible overlooks of the San Rafael Desert, as well as into some short canyons near the park's amphitheater. Course maps can be picked up at the visitor center, and a limited number of discs are available for rent.
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Good Water Rim in Emery County Labeled as a “Must-Ride” by BLM etv10news.com/good-water-rim-in-price-labeled-as-a-must-ride-by-blm/
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In addition to our events at home, the staff of Goblin Valley will now be hosting monthly telescope viewing events in Green River State Park! Look for flyers periodically posted around town. Weather permitting, this month's schedule for getting up close and personal with the cosmos will be... Friday, May 15, 9:30-10:30pm. Goblin Valley State Park Observation Point. Saturday, May 16, 9:30-10:30pm. Green River State Park Campground (group parking area next to the river).
Sunset at the beach last night. Via Maria Sykes. #greenriverUT ... See MoreSee Less
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Our mountain biking trails are now open for riding! Just ask at the visitor center, and we'll be sure to point you in the right direction. Please keep in mind that the system is still a work in progress. Our official ribbon cutting ceremony, complete with proper trail signs, brochures, and a harder packed surface, will take place on June 9.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend! The final stage of our mountain biking trail construction simply involves getting all the different routes marked with signage. In the meantime, here is a rough sketch of the system that our trail crew has made with Google Earth.
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Our buddy Rod Asay is playing at Ray's Tavern tonight! Go check him out after Open Mic Night at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum.
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Initial trail blazing is complete! Enjoy these photos of the southernmost loop in the system, which contains some of the most rugged country the park has to offer. Our trail crew still needs grooming time to make sure all trails are rideable, but we're well on our way to an early-mid April opening date.
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"The landscape everywhere, away from the river, is of rock, cliffs of rock, tables of rock, plateaus of rock, terraces of rock, crags of rock, ten thousand strangely carved forms...cathedral shaped buttes, towering hundreds or thousands of feet, cliffs that cannot be scaled, and canyon walls that shrink the river into insignificance, with vast hollow domes and tall pinnacles and shafts set on the verge overhead; and all highly colored." John Wesley Powell
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This morning we went out with local rock art specialist, Richard Seeley, to see first hand the accuracy of ancient calendars. Every year on the equinox, if you stand at this spot, the sun will shine directly through a hole in cliffs.
To be a Common Raven for a day and fly over such expanses would be incredible. view of an unnamed spire in Shafer Canyon from Rim Overlook (cw)
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Our first sneak preview of a coming attraction in 2015: Goblin Valley is developing a network of mountain biking trails! They will span across the western third of the park, which is full of beautiful and diverse terrain that few of our visitors have ever seen. Photos, videos, maps, and grand opening dates will be posted as construction progresses.
Now and then- Green River State Park....what a difference a few decades can make.
Snow reveals layers of sandstone stacked like books on top of each other. How many of you have seen the park under a blanket of snow? (cw)
Canyon Country Filmstrip Nite
February 23, 2015, 7:30pm - February 23, 2015, 9:15pm
John Wesley Powell River History Museum
A fun series of short films curated by Geoffrey Holstad, Epicenter's February Frontier Fellow. "Chevrolet Monument Valley" (1964) Chevrolet 2:00 "I Loved It, I Loved It All" (1985) Edward Abbey, Ned Judge 8:32 "Robert Smithson - Spiral Jetty Excerpts I" (1970) 1:51 "Robert Smithson - Spiral Jetty Excerpts II" (1970) 4:35 "John Wesley Powell, Canyon Geologist" (1968) USGS 20:34 "Lava Falls Rafting Accident" (1978) Lee, Paul & Jean Berensmeier 1:31
Looking for something new to try on your next visit? Have you been to the Goblin's Lair? In 2014, we created a marked trail to assist hikers in finding this increasingly popular feature.