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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.

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Beautiful and Easy To Get To. Dramatic Views

Goosenecks Overlook is a simple and short walk to get to. It is a very dramatic view of the canyon. The colors are amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Wiskerlikins
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Utah
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Utah
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152 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Goosenecks Overlook is a simple and short walk to get to. It is a very dramatic view of the canyon. The colors are amazing!

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Thank Wiskerlikins
South Jordan, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This was a short, family friendly trail with great canyon views. Like another reviewer said, it's a great warmup trail.

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Thank Tim M
Westcliffe, Colorado
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Super easy trek and an awesome view....I was tentative to go near the edge, but got great photos. Also, was windy so dress accordingly

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Thank Diane S
dzucker@fuse.net
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Climb the short and follow the equally short trail to the gooseneck overlook. It is well worth it. In one glance observe 270 million plus years of the heart's history. Find the highway in the distant horizon and then look down at the multiple layers.

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Thank davidiz
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It is a short hike and well worth it. The views are beautiful and panoramic to say the least. We picked up a couple of pinion pine cones and enjoyed a few pine nuts along the way. This trail is not too tough, it serves as a warmup trail for what is sure to come of the rest of your... More 

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Thank Gleason L
Antwerp, Belgium
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A good place to visit around sunset. Beautiful colours all around. Very nice view from the rim, then go to sunset point and enjoy the scenery of Capitol Reef.

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Thank lalee7
McCordsville, Indiana
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We drove then hiked to this destination near sunset, and it was amazing. When we went, there were only a few hikers, so it was a serene experience. Not for those afraid of heights! Spectacular!

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Thank Becky F
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The overlook is only a couple of minutes from your car. The view looks down upon Sulphur Creek. Take an hour or two and visit this overlook along with Panorama Point and Sunset Point. The colors at sunset are dazzling.

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Thank Jay S
New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The walk up to the rim is not far, and you get a great view down into the goosenecks from a safely fenced observation point.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was a surprise highlight. We turned off the road on a whim and pointed the minivan down the unpaved road. My wife fearful with each bounce of the car. The kids giddy and teasing their mother. Shortly we came to the parking lot and a 600' trail that lead to Goosenecks Overlook. The overlook of the goosenecks was spectacular.... More 

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