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Goosenecks State Park

SR 316, Blanding, UT
(435) 678-2238
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Madrid, Spain
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241 reviews 241 reviews
134 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you happen to visit Monument Valley and Kayenta lodges are full, you will probably end up in Mexican Hat or Bluff. Then, dedicate some minutes to this small visit. From the route 163 take the 261 north, quite close north of Mexican Hat, then a small detour on the left, for 1 mile, you will reach the goosenecks of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped at the Goosenecks Park on our way to Monument Valley after hearing how beautiful the views are, and we were not disappointed. It's a short side trip while en route to Monument Valley and I highly recommend it. It is absolutely breathtaking. We had the park to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed the views. We'd love to come back!

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Dallas, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a fun, quick stop. We were on our way to Monument Valley so this was a quick side trip that only was about 10-15 minutes off of the main highway. We were glad we stopped - the geography was unlike anything I had ever seen, and the vista from the overlook was awe-inspiring. It wasn't very crowded, either.... More 

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Squaw Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Goosenecks are a section deeply carved valleys that loop like goosenecks into the plain. Heavily photoed, they are well known in many nature books and calendars. To see Nature's glory firsthand makes the short side trip to this attraction worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This unassuming but fantastic canyon is worth the side-trip if you are visiting Monument Valley. A 90 minute round trip which also includes the famous Mile 13 view and Mexican Hat. Apart from a lone Navajo lady selling jewelry, and toilet facilities, this is an undeveloped state park. Quiet, and no hiking necessary!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I read about this place on the internet and on our road trip decided to take a quick side trip to it while on the way to Monument Valley. Very unique view of the winding San Juan river and how much it has eroded the land. We didn't stay at it but we noticed a spartan campgrounds here also. Other... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is at the end of a dead end road. Get out of the car and look over the edge to see (what is claimed to be) the best example of a meandering river in the USA. The way the water has eroded the San Juan river is amazing and the view point really lets you appreciate what it has... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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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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