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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 2013
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area, stop on by, it is free. But it's not worth a big detour. Yes it's big, yes it's impressive, but not that impressive. Riverbend by Page is much more interesting IMO. And it's not bad at all, but it's a stop, look at it for a few minutes, use the facilities and hit the road... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Simple to get to, Great place to stretch your legs for a half hour or more. If you proceed west be advised the road is the Moki Dugway route. Steep grades up the side of the cliff, not for the faint of heart.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We visited Goosenecks on the way from Page, AZ to Moab, UT. I'm so glad we made the short detour to visit this place. It was absolutely AMAZING! I've visited Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ and Dead Horse in Moab, UT but this place has them both beat. It is simply amazing. I was sad to see that there were... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

After seeing great landscapes such as Canyonlands, Arches NP, we did not have any expectation for this small park but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Barely 4-5 cars when we got there. The view was amazing, entirely different to others in the area.

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Coaldale, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Easy to drive right to the edge (almost scarily), awesome unique scenery/photography. Usually no crowds, even in peak season (at least I haven't seen 'em.) Most people just drive in, step out, take pics, & are on their way in <15 minutes; but it's great to plan at least an hour to really soak up such unique geology.

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Versailles France
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The park I comment here is close to Mexican Hat (at less than 20 minutes by the roads 163, 261 and then 316). It is clearly mentionned on the Utah map. The road to get there is in very good condition (completely paved). The scenery is really fantastic : do not miss it if you drive on road 163. :... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Not a park. No facilities except picnic table. Overlook cannot take wide angle pic unless in helicopter. Nice view. We drove on to Valley of the Gods.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The picture ( what is this ? ) is : GOOSENECKS STATE PARK, just down from Mexican Hat ( not BLANDING ) UT. the SAN JUAN river because of the goose necks goes a long way in miles but only progress a short distance laterally. Also nearby is the Moki Dugway that is a steep gravel road not recommended for... More

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162 reviews 162 reviews
59 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

What a surprise to find this wonderful view in the middle of nowhere! The spectacular viewpoint overlooking the San Juan River, was certainly worth the drive. Unfortunately, my camera was unable to do justice to the sheer magnificence of the view.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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71 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Our touring group of amateur photographers enjoy a challenge and this is definitely one. A very wide angle lens is needed, or stitch together a panoramic view. Our sky was a bit overcast on this visit but it is worth stopping for the newcomers to our group. A highlight is the drive back to Monument Valley -- the famous Forrest... More

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