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Goosenecks Overlook

Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.

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Noosa Heads
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369 reviews 369 reviews
102 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is quite spectacular but not as good as some other places. The view of the winding river many feet below is quite spectacular but the view is somewhat limited. Worth a visit and a short deviation off the highway.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Trio on the run, drove down from Upper Antelope Canyon, once again not knowing what to expect, there it was a stunning Nature's creation, Utah seemed a gifted State, never short of fascinating wonders, couldn't help wondering how and what actually created this truly amazing place on Earth! One has to see it to believe!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

...but not the end of the world if you miss it, depending on how many other awesome places you visit in the area. worth a quick stop it time, as the scenery everywhere is awesome.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Okay, there's not masses here, but what an absolute gem! I was more awe inspired with this than the Grand Canyon, but probably only because you could get a proper feel for the place. The location is quite simply stunning and it's amazing to see where the river has cut through the stone. It's only a short drive off the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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49 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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