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Goosenecks State Park

SR 316, Blanding, UT
(435) 678-2238
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: A 1,000 ft deep snaking canyon carved by the San Juan River with the outline of a goose's neck along the top of one of the ridges more »
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The drive in is uninspiring, but the attraction is sort of unique and easy to view. Parking is good and it was not crowded. You need to plan a morning or late afternoon for decent picyures.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a min grand canyon with easy access. Go north from Monument Valley to Blanding, Utah and follow the sign. No charge and bathrooms also. You get a great view of the power of a river to cut through the rock formation. I did not know this was here but a woman from the View told me to take... More

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Having previously seen horseshoe bend near page I was sceptical about whether I would be impressed, but I was pleasantly surprised. The curves and depth of the river are vast and it has a little picnic area that's perfect for admiring the view. The $2 entrance fee provides very basic facilities, but it's not a place you'll stay for hours.... More

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Montrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No matter how many times I visit the Goosenecks, I am still stunned by them. This is not canyons, or features as in Monument Valley, this is a totally unique sight. Just 8 miles slightly to the north of Mexican Hat, they can be driven to or hiked to stand above them and get an outstanding view of this strange... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Every beginning geology book features this classic geological location of the San Juan River with its famous "goosenecks" or "entrenched meanders". This little state park is located near Mexican Hat, Utah. It is certainly worth taking the extra time to see this amazing place. I have been there three times and am awed every time I look down and see... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Another one of Utah's amazing formations.You don't need to do any hiking to see this, just get out of the car and it will be right in front of you.We absolutely loved seeing this, it's like out of this world so spend some time there and enjoy the amazing view. You don't see things like this every day. Also the... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

There is not a lot to see in this park but the goosenecks at the end of the road are well worth the drive.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you can fit this into your schedule, it's worth your time. You just step out of your car and you are there, so it's accessible to everyone. There is even a washroom on site. You will only need to spend 5-10 minutes here to soak it in. You can get a view of Monument Valley and some nice pictures... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Not close to anything, but near a few things a ways away. You have to go looking for it. You'll be happy when you do.

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Randers, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The viewpoint is a must see! It's quite unik! And easy to get to, when you are driwing from Monument Valley to Moab.

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