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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August, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair
Aug 11, 2015
Perseid Meteor Shower
Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
2015 Southern Company Contest Pow-Wow
Aug 14, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Joe Bartons & Scott Mitchell
Aug 21, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Home Town Harmony
Aug 22, 2015
Lecture: Birds in Ancestral Pueblo Rock Art and Culture
Aug 22, 2015
La Sal Mountain Summer Festival
Aug 28, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Dance

September, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Sep 04, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Randy Buchard & Anna Hart
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Indian Summer Festival
Sep 11, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Mary Kaye
Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Utah Navajo Fair & Rodeo
Sep 18, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- James Michael
Sep 25, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Tango Dance
Sep 26, 2015
Lecture: Closer Than We Know

October, 2015

Oct 02, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Valerie & Allen Brown
Oct 09, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Elk Ridge Boys
Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K
Oct 24, 2015
Lecture: Repatriation and Reburial after 25 Years on NAGPRA in the Southwest

January, 2016

Jan 15, 2016 - Jan 17, 2016
18th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival