Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks State Park

Goosenecks State Park Accessible via Utah Highways cr 261 or Utah Highways 163 and 316

  • No Visitor Contact Station
  • Dry Camping
  • Picnic Tables
  • Barbecue Pits
  • No Ranger Programs

The San Juan River winds through some very remote and remarkable country. At Goosenecks State Park the river has carved a gorge in the plateau that swings toward the overlook and then veers away from your view in multiple loops. The distance from the overlook to the river is significant and from this point you can see formations in Arizona. Anciently the area was quite flat but a geologic uplift caused the river to flow more rapidly and thus it cut a significant gash in the earth in a very meandering course.

The San Juan River begins in the mountains to the east in Colorado and follows a course of 360 miles to where it merges with the Colorado River in what is now Lake Powell (Glen Canyon Recreation Area). In the Spanish language the river is named for St. John the Baptist.

Area activities include camping, picnicking, photography and sightseeing. Bikes are permitted on the public roads which extend along the rim for a short distance.

Goosenecks State Park: http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/goosenecks

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