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Goosenecks Overlook

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails
Description: A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A short stop, but worth the views. It is amazing what nature can do. Take the time to check the Goosenecks out!

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Owls Head, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

As we were on the short trail to the overlook a young woman headed out said that the best view in the park was ahead. As we were just beginning to explore Capitol Reef we took her word for it. Turns out she was absolutely correct. Don't miss this view, especially in the afternoon when the light would be best!

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denver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The view from here is wonderful. Just a short drive off Hwy 24. The view was much better in person than the pictures we took of the views. In the late afternoon, the color is beautiful, but the haze really dulls it in pictures.

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Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just drive a little farther on the bumpy dirt road...the view is worth it! The short hike to the view is not long or difficult at all.

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napa ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Turn off 24 before entering Capitol Reef at the sign. Be sure to not just drive and walk to the overlook but go back on dirt road that leads to Gooseneck Overlook. It is one of so many geologic spectacles to look down that canyon. Great park for photography.

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UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

How many rock formations can impress someone with no geological knowledge? Millions. Surprisingly each site offers something new.

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seattle washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Do not miss the Goosenecks Overlook. An awesome geological site, unique... I will say no more.. you need to be surprised!

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Greenwich, ct
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179 reviews 179 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It's a very short trail, with modest elevation gain, but extremely panoramic. It's just few minutes drive on a dirt road, from the main route.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

It is rare to have such an outstanding overlook with such a short walk from the parking lot. If you are afraid of heights you will be a little nervous because of the drop-off. You can get some beautiful shots of the Fremont River winding through Capitol Reef. A must see!

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Good view of the river below, hike just a view hundred meters. Kids hoped to see a flash flood but didn't see one!

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