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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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There are actually two trails, from the same parking lot - a shorter one to Gooseneck lookout and one longer to Sunset Point. Both can be done in well under an hour, and well worth the effort, as the canyon views are spectacular. It's a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DeltaFlyer-321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indeed, from here you can see the river below curving tightly and disappearing behind a cliff to reappear a little further. U-shape meanderings of the water. Great preview of the canyon if you see this before entering Capitol Reef NP. Not for the height challenged...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed August 6, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ktnivek
Reviewed July 22, 2019

We didn't know what this was, so we went to look. It's an interesting look down into the canyon, with Sulfur Springs at the bottom. There is extra perspective watching hikers explore the narrow canyon far below along the creek. Goosenecks are the sharp curves.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Capitol Reef National Park is FABULOUS. At the front end, as you drive the main paved road, you will find Goosenecks Overlook. It's clearly marked, easy to get to by car. You simply take a right turn, drive a short way on a dirt road,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mad s
Reviewed June 1, 2019

It is easy to pass by Goosenecks as not much seems to be written about it, but it is an easy, short excursion on sealed roads just outside Mexican Hat. When we visited there not more than a dozen people there. Their is a magnificent...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Colin W
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

There are beautiful vistas here in every direction. Some people wandered out on the big boulders, which was nerve racking to watch. Nonetheless it is a beautiful way to enter the Park and become acclimated.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kdpbball
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Goosenecks is not a major attraction. What it is is a canyon with a viewpoint and some interesting information. It's not something you will walk down into but view from up top and glean some interesting geological information from the information board. I'm reviewing this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian S
Reviewed March 6, 2019

If you happen to drive by, the short narrow road leading to the overlook will quickly get you there, but I would not plan my route to just see the gooseneck. I find the Horseshoe Bend in Page much more spectacular. From a mere geological...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nordlysMH
Reviewed December 22, 2018

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
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