Goblin Valley Vandalism has Emery County Attorney’s Office Concerned


A recent You Tube video posted earlier this week has drawn the attention of many including the Emery County Attorney’s office. The video clearly shows three individuals defacing property at Goblin Valley State Park.

Located approximately 20 miles north of Hanksville, Goblin Valley is home to a vast amount of geologic history. Exposed bedrock formations have withstood decades of weather and erosion making the state park a popular tourist attraction. With that in mind, the destruction of a rock formation known as a goblin has many in an uproar.

The three individuals who appear on the online video, document the incident which clearly appears intentional. A large rock balanced atop a red dirt formation is pushed off it’s original resting area. The individuals joke that by ruining the goblin, lives have been saved. The careless act has the Emery County Attorney’s office looking into the matter.

“Many inquiries have been made to the Emery County Attorney’s Office regarding the video of the rock being tipped over in Goblin Valley State Park,” explained the attorney’s office through a press release issued Friday afternoon. “The county attorney’s office has spoken with the state park representative but as of this date, no reports have been submitted and no charges have been filed. The county attorney’s office will review the case upon completion of the investigation and determine what action to take at that point.”

Further details and information will be posted to etv10news.com once available.


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