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General Description
    Gloss Mountain State Park consists of 640 acres of land that has very scenic red mesas that are capped with gypsum rock. Small ponds are disbursed throughout the terrain. The mountains have a mystic in their name. At one time they were named the Glass Mountains, then the Gloss Mountains, then renamed the Glass Mountains. The name came from early day explorers and surveyors who claimed they appeared to have broken mirrors spread on the mountain sides. Actually, the broken mirrors or glass was selenite gypsum.

    A recreational-educational park that is accessible for hiking and picnicking from sunrise to sunset. Facilities include a restroom, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, grills, public water supply, accessible trail to historical marker, and a hiking trail from base parking lot to the top of Cathedral Mountain and across the mesa to view the valley floor and Lone Peak Mountain. Points of interest include land geography, geological formations, selenite gypsum, scenery and wildlife.

Accessibility Features General Accessibility Features
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Accessible viewing areas or outlooks
  • Accessible trails
  • Accessible picnic tables/areas
Amenities and Lodging
  • No accessible amenities and lodging
Information and Interpretation Features
  • Exhibits located on accessible routes
  • A website that can be read by screen readers