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Goosenecks State Park

Address: SR 316, Blanding, UT
Phone Number: (435) 678-2238
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Usa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Compared to the Dead Horse Point State Park, the curve here is much close. We visited it in the afternoon and had strong back light on photos. Early morning is much better to take photos. If you visit Monument valley and plan to go north for Arches and Canyonlands, don't forget spend 1.5-2 more hour to see the power of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A definite stop for a photo op. Amazing views much better than photos due to the scale of the place. Nothing else besides great views, the parking lot, some picnic tables and, as previously and accurately mentioned, the pit toilet from hell! I'm so glad we decided to take the extra few minutes to stop for pictures.

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Cupertino, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Easy stop off the highway. Stop for a few minutes, chances are you have never seen anything like this. There is a picnic table set up for eating, but even a few minutes here is worth it.

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Madrid, Spain
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186 helpful votes 186 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 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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Maine
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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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