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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April, 2015

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
National Park Week
Apr 23, 2015
Lecture: Establishing a Home for Truth: Marie Ogden and the San Juan Record
Apr 24, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Steve Black Family
Apr 25, 2015
Lecture: Eating Along the Edges of Agriculture
Apr 27, 2015
Spring Gala
Apr 27, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure

May, 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure
May 01, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Mary Kaye
May 02, 2015
The Girls Night Out Expo
May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
May 08, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Dance
May 08, 2015
1st Annual Mother's Day Bazaar
May 11, 2015 - May 12, 2015
Farm Days
May 15, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Home Town Harmony
May 16, 2015
Huff to Bluff Marathon & Half Marathon
May 16, 2015
Lecture: A Road Through Time
May 18, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Dan Raisor
May 22, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Mike James
May 23, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Scott Mitchell

June, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jun 06, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Anita Hathale
Jun 20, 2015
Monticello Community Center Grand Opening/Open House
Jun 20, 2015
Lecture: Glimpses of Chaco in Utah

July, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 11, 2015
Lecture: yucca House/Snider's Well: The Case of a Different Cradleboard
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair

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 01, 2015
2nd Annual Abajo Enduro
Aug 01, 2015
Tractor Pull
Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
2015 Southern Company Contest Pow-Wow
Aug 22, 2015
Lecture: Birds in Ancestral Pueblo Rock Art and Culture

September, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Indian Summer Festival
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Utah Navajo Fair & Rodeo
Sep 26, 2015
Lecture: Closer Than We Know

October, 2015

Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K
Oct 24, 2015
Lecture: Repatriation and Reburial after 25 Years on NAGPRA in the Southwest