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Goosenecks State Park

SR 316, Blanding, UT
(435) 678-2238
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Ranked #3 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

a winding creek with deep crevices and canyons that you can see from one spot. Take your time, after all, it took millions of years to create.

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Russellville, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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