We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing view...

If you catch these place without wind it will be an awesome. You definitely see view from edge of... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Nice short walk to the lookout

Watch out! Not all of the pictures here are of this particular Goosenecks overlook. This place is... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Thomas F
Columbia, Maryland
Read all 203 reviews
All photos (109)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“short walk”(24 reviews)
“sunset point”(16 reviews)
“mexican hat”(5 reviews)
A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 800-858-7951
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Capitol Reef National Park
from $199.00
More Info
from $1,498.99
More Info
from $80.00
More Info
Reviews (203)
Filter reviews
160 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews short walk sunset point mexican hat dramatic views parking area deep canyon long drop parking lot dirt road takes minutes main route creek canyon watch your step hundred feet the cliff quick stop easy hike
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 160 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank huia
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

If you catch these place without wind it will be an awesome. You definitely see view from edge of gooseneck...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Watch out! Not all of the pictures here are of this particular Goosenecks overlook. This place is beautiful and really easy to access -- it's very close to where you park. The viewpoint is also not very crowded. I strongly recommend taking the walk on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Nice and short walk from parking area......stunning views down in the canyon....when you get closer you will recognise how deep it is. Nice view of the overall area.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ProsperityHabit
Reviewed October 10, 2018

From the parking lot, it’s only about a 600 ft. walk up some rock steps to get to the overlook. From there you can look down to see the curved gorge below (similar in shape to a goose’s neck), but there’s currently no water in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Our first stop: WOW! Coming from further south in canyons, this was amazing to see forever. Great place to come at night and see a billion or more stars!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cvcalifornia
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Wow-what a view and a quick easy hike/walk. A must see if your in the park as it only takes 20 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank papasn0w
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Short bumpy drive and a short walk for the viewpoint. Worth the trip and a nice scenic spot for pictures and views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Quadyak
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Easy short walk to fantastic vista. Nice informative installation. Mind blowing view of the sulfur creek canyon

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Koen L
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Capitol Reef Resort
1,647 reviews
4.78 miles away
Noor Hotel
92 reviews
4.97 miles away
Rodeway Inn Capitol Reef
217 reviews
5.08 miles away
Broken Spur Inn
981 reviews
5.47 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Mesa Farm Market
46 reviews
2.26 miles away
Gifford Homestead
300 reviews
2.99 miles away
The Rim Rock Restaurant
955 reviews
4.72 miles away
La Cueva
417 reviews
4.90 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 nearby attractions
Capitol Reef National Park
1,422 reviews
2.07 miles away
The Hickman Bridge Trail
313 reviews
3.55 miles away
Cassidy Arch
114 reviews
4.88 miles away
Gifford Homestead
211 reviews
2.99 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Goosenecks Overlook staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
Las Vegas, Nevada
Hike Advice (4 Replies)
We're leaving for an 8 day trip through Utah on May 1st. We'll have a full day in Capital Reef (plus maybe a few hours the previous day, depending on when we get there). Any advice for scenic, interesting hikes in the 2-3 mile range? We're in our 60's and reasonably fit. Some of the more popular ones that I've seen mentioned are Hickman Bridge, Goosenecks Overlook and Cassidy Arch. Any recommendations between those, or are there others we should consider? Thanks in advance!
April 25, 2017|
Response fromCaptainObviousSJC|
Goosenecks Overlook is not much of a hike at all, and the round trip can be completed in as little as 5-10 minutes. Cassidy Arch is a good hike, if you not afraid of hight. I would say it takes 2-3 hours. Hickman Bridge is an hour hike.
Framingham, Massachusetts
Moqui Dugway, Muley Point, & Goosenecks Overlook (4 Replies)
Am considering gettng an early start from Kayenta in late June and heading through Monument Valley at dawn. Is that a good time of day for lighting heading north? From there I'd head to Cortez,CO for an overnight stay. Am very interested in seeing Moqui Dugway, Muley Point, & Goosenecks Overlook on the way. I believe only the road to Goosenecks is paved. I'd have a rental car which I know you aren't supposed to drive on dirt roads. But how bad is the Moqui Dugway? And the road to Muley...More
April 19, 2011|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
The light should be very good. You really can't go too wrong on sunrise and sunset light in the desert. You should be fine on the Dugway.
WHICH Goosenecks? (4 Replies)
Someone who has traveled the west thoroughly told me that I should "definitely see the Goosenecks" during my trip this summer. In researching, I have found Goosenecks State Park in Blanding, Goosenecks Overlook in Coral Reef, and a Gooseneck Overlook in Canyonlands! WHICH Goosenecks am I supposed to see? I searched for pictures of Goosenecks and I found an awesome overlook - odd, blackish rocks down below - but I don't know where that is! Has anyone been to all of these and can tell me...More
February 26, 2015|
Response fromkeerstn|
Oops, yes, it was Capitol Reef! And I will definitely look at the pictures - thanks so much for the info and the links!