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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.

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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half Day Tour

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Goosenecks Overlook

This is a two parter in that there is an overlook in one direction and another behind it. Both fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
bernie6214
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a two parter in that there is an overlook in one direction and another behind it. Both fantastic!

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Albion Park, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

You pull up to almost a vacant carpark and wonder why you are here. Then you walk to the lookout edge and see the most amazing views of the San Juan River below as in snakes through the valley. The best part is that this area is not well known and is very quiet, oops! Children should be supervised here... More 

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Thank Mark C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a great place to get an overlook of Capitol Reef. Easy to get to - and no strenuous walk! Enjoy this place.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This overlook is only a few hundred feet from the parking lot (I think the sign says 600 feet) and it's basically level after a short initial climb, so it doesn't take too much effort to get there. The overlook itself had nice views, although I've seen other river overlooks so wasn't hugely impressed. It's in the same parking lot... More 

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aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Goosenecks is worth stopping at but only if in the area, I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to get there. There is no comparison with Horseshoe Bend near Page which is far better.

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This trail is for the lazy people in your group. You know, the people who hate getting out of the car and hiking. The people who hate to exercise. This hike is short and straight to the point. You get out and there it is! What it pretty? Yes.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Nothing really Amazing, if one has seen other rivers works...NIce to get there when is dark for a fantastic view of the stars in the sky...

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Manistique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

While looking at the canyon, my husband & I wondered how Goosenecks got it's name. After a bit, we decided that some of the rock formations did look like a goose's neck! Gorgeous scenery.

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Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great views from the overlook. Short drive to the end of the trail and very short walk to the overlook.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Perhaps the best spot to get a great viewpoint of the majesty of Capitol Reef. Great vistas - and spectacular at sunset!

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Thank Tom B

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