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“Must See” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goosenecks State Park

Goosenecks State Park
SR 316, Blanding, UT
(435) 678-2238
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Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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West Des Moines
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a really neat State Park in southern Utah. From the observation area, you can see the river as it snakes around with large rocky bluffs in between.

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“Really special and a stunning view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was absolutely breath-taking. The view is absolutely spectacular. Not very much to say besides that. Just go there, enjoy the view and be overwhelmed by it.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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“Camp spot to remember”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The goosnecks, the deep winding canyons carved by the San Juan River in Utah are impressive to look down on. To camp there is very special. Described as a "primitive" campground there is no fee for camping. You can choose a site with a picnic table, trash can and fire ring and a bare tent pad. We pitched out tent so that the cliff looking down on the goosenecks was a mere five metres from our doorway. Wonderful view when we put the chairs out front.
Add to that the quiet and the magnificient stars above and you have a special campsite. The only sound is the quiet rush of the river over rocks far below.
Not much to do there so you will not stay long but well worth a night and it is only a couple of miles off highway 163 which leads south through Monument Valley.

Toilets are vault (pit) toilets but in very good order and there is no water at the site.

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“Make the detour, it's worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Would never have stopped here but for having seen the Wikipedia page for this place. It is worth the ten minute drive off the main road that runs south from Moab to Monument Valley. I don't want to oversell it but the view of the San Juan River meandering thru the canyons is quite impressive and - if you are looking to see a river from above - rivals the Grand Canyon (sort of). Look for the signs. Utterly quiet place. This is a state park but there is no gate, no rangers and absolutely no services available. It's free and worth checking out.

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“Amazing view - worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

When visiting Monument Valley, it is well worth the extra 25 miles (one way) to visit this rather out of the way state park. There is no fee to get in, and the views are breathtaking. There is a small town nearby - Mexican Hat - named after a rock formation that the road goes by, so services are available for those who are truly alarmed by remote areas. Bring a lunch, or dinner, and enjoy the wonderful weather and awe inspiring views this state park has to offer.

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