PC: KENDALL DIRKS
GOOSENECKS STATE PARK
The river has carved a massive canyon dropping nearly 1,000 feet below this viewpoint
On the edge of a deep canyon above the sinuous river meander known as a gooseneck, this small park affords impressive views of one of the most striking examples of an entrenched river meander on the North American continent. The San Juan River twists and turns through the meander, flowing a distance of over six miles while advancing one and a half miles west on its way to Lake Powell. Gaze at the results of 300 million years of geological activity, where the San Juan River winds and carves its way through the desert 1,000 feet below.
OTHER TIPS AND INFO:
Goosenecks State Park is open year-round.
$5 Per Car
$2 Per Person on Tour Bus
$10 Per Night for Camping. If no ranger on duty, pay at fee tube using self-serve envelopes. Camping is in 8 designated sites along the rim, where fire-ring and picnic tables are located. First come, first served site only. No reservations accepted. Conditions are primitive, bring your own firewood and water.
GETTING THERE FROM BLANDING:
Heading south follow HWY 191 to Bluff, Utah, and continue on US 163 for an additional 20 miles where you will then turn onto US 261 for just a few miles and follow the signs until you reach Goosenecks State Park.