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Goosenecks State Park

SR 316, Blanding, UT
(435) 678-2238
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Ranked #4 of 15 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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Russellville, AR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Can't add much to the other reviews or pictures; it's a quick stop. We did it on a day driving trip that included Bluff, Mexican Hat, and Valley of the Gods. We were happy to pay the $2 self-pay fee although most people didn't. :( There are rest rooms (which were being cleaned while we were there, unlike MANY vault... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well worth the detour. Stunning view down to San Joan river meandering through a canyon. A place which makes you think about geological history. Not much in the way of facilities - but that's part of the beauty.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On our way from Moab to Monument Valley we drove along the US-163 so made the visit to Gooseneck State Park which is basically views of the San Juan river meandering through rock. This is just a quick stop and won't take too much time out of your day but the scenery is fabulous. It is easy to get to,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Took a Detour to this place while driving from Natural Bridges to Monument Valley. There is absolutely nothing fancy about this place. Just a couple of overlooks but, with miles and miles of stunning extended view of the The San Juan River with impressive entrenched meanders. Truly a magnificent viewpoint. There is hardly any amenities. No drinking water. A couple... More

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Oklahoma City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were doing all the National Parks in Southern Utah and it was recommended we stop at Goosenecks. Great stop.

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Surrey, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just like Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado, only easier to get to, and more of it to see. Worth the drive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I really liked Goosenecks, but it's important to understand that it's just a lookout. Not much to do but take in the scenery. It's kind of nice that its generally not crowded, because the peace adds to the experience. My wife and daughters liked it, we only stayed for a half hour or so, but I'm glad we went the... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were glad to pay the $2 entrance fee for the views. The River canyon more than 1,000 feet deep, looks like a compressed version of the Grand Canyon. Monument Valley is in the distance. The Park has pit toilets, space for picnicking and some camping, all well maintained. Well worth the stop just 5 miles off of highway 163.

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tenerife
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great view of river cutting through land in curves, just off the highway. Its a quick visit, nothing else there only a restroom!

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hawaii
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been touring the National Parks. We read about the Gooseneck State Park purely by accident and since it was just a wee bit out of the way, we decided to take opportunity to go there. When we got there, we found that quite a few other people had found the same opportunity. This view is unbelievable. Watching the... More

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