Goosenecks Overlook
Goosenecks Overlook
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A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
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wirttravelers
West Virginia550 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There's a short one-mile dirt road to the parking area, then a short (but steep) hike to the overlook. The trail sort of disappears at the top because so many people have wandered different directions, but you need to continue toward the right to get to the overlook.
It's a nice view, but if your time is limited in Capitol Reef, I wouldn't spend it here.
Written November 4, 2022
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parksvisitor
Maple Grove, MN1,371 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
If your time in Capitol Reef is limited, or if you are passing through on Hwy 24, this is a good quick stop since you can see so much, albeit at a distance for much of it. Combine it with Panorama Point or the Sunset Point Trail for more sights and photo ops. We spent two days in Capitol Reef, so Goosenecks and Panorama Point were rather anticlimactic.
Written November 18, 2021
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Susannah W
Cleveland, MS283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Almost made me dizzy to look down from the top! The hike up to this from the parking lot is very short. It is amazing to think that this sulphur creek formed this canyon. The colors are amazing, not to mention the deep red rocks you see at the top.
Written July 22, 2020
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DawgExplorer
Dalton, GA2,555 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This was a quick and short, easy hike to a nice view of a large canyon. It was approximately a 5 minute walk and the parking is easy. The drive to the trailhead is gravel and slightly bumpy but accessible by most vehicles.
Written August 19, 2020
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ProsperityHabit
Minneapolis, MN469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Please see my other reviews for this park and on this trip to make it fantastic!

This whole park will have you hopping about and trying some new little spot to be wowed. This is an dirt path that feels a little worrisome but is worth the stop over and definitely go to the lower road with the sketchy road because it is actually better than the top scenic overlook. Takes 20 minutes but the cliff is worth the exhale and gawk. It is small in comparison to the other wonders of the park but it is a nice add on to get you in the mood for magic.

Take you time, let the rest of the world go away for the day, Hug your special someone and this is a perfect place for a romantic smooch.
Written October 16, 2018
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Kevin K
Chandler, AZ48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Based upon a recommendation from a co-worker, we did a little research on this area when visiting Capitol Reef NP during our Summer Road Trip. We have two kids and so we set out to complete the junior ranger activities before heading out to this view point. There are signs from the main road for Goosenecks Overlook but soon you will run out of pavement on the smaller road and you will need to take the left turn and follow the dirt/gravel road for about a mile before you reach the parking area. We drove a minivan with very low clearance which handled the gravel road okay, just take it slow and easy. From the parking area, there is a poorly marked trail which will take you to the overlook. My recommendation is to follow the worn path and if in doubt, stick to the left and follow the canyon rim. After a couple hundred feed you will reach Goosenecks Overlook and will be rewarded with a very spectacular view. Be sure to bring a tripod with you so that you can get a group picture or be prepared to take a selfie. There were no other hikers there when we visited and so it might be difficult to get someone else from another party to take your picture for you.
Written August 7, 2019
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AeneasAtSea
Salt Lake City, UT559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
The turnoff to the Capitol Reef Goosenecks Overlook is on the south side of Highway 24 just east of Chimney Rock. After a paved turn-off, it becomes a dirt/gravel road, but doesn't normally require a high-clearance vehicle. Since the overlook is only a few hundred feet from the parking area, I wouldn't really call it a hike, even though the trail is rough in spots (and definitely not wheelchair accessible). But the view is indeed beautiful--not anywhere near as spectacular as that at Goosenecks State Park, down by Mexican Hat, but still amazing and well worth the 30 minutes or so it takes to drive in, climb up to the overlook, take pictures and drive out--and even better if you sit for a while to soak it in. If you have the time, there is an actual hiking trail to the east of the parking area that meanders through the pinyons and rocks to other overlook spots and through beautiful country.
Written July 5, 2012
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Nav1go
Virginia1,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Look for the narrow passage at the top between the rocks to take you to the overlook with the railing. You can see the gooseneck best from here. Well with the short hike up.
Written June 9, 2021
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siouxsy
Tustin, CA1,183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Short little hike to an amazing view of capital reef. Really spectacular vista. Took my breath away.
Written November 18, 2020
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Anthony
New York City, NY985 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
While it’s a nice view, there are plenty of other beautiful sights in Capitol Reef. To get here, you will need to drive a short dirt road and hike a short trail. The view of the canyon is nice, though not extraordinary.
Written December 22, 2018
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