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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Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument

September, 2016

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Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Sep 03, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Lessons From the River with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Sep 09, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Muppets Take Manhattan
Sep 10, 2016
Indian Summer Festival
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4th Annual Blue Mountain Chase
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Stars & S'mores
Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Utah Navajo Fair
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 17, 2016
Lecture: Chaco Canyon and the Rise of Complexity in the Middle & Northern San Juan Regions
Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Archaeological Survey & Mapping in Southeast Utah
Sep 19, 2016
National Park Service Centennial Band Performance at the Bluff Fort
Sep 20, 2016
National Park Service Centennial Band Performance at the Hideout Community Center
Sep 23, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Romancing the Stone

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Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Hiking and Archaeology Adventure on Lake Powell
Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Cedar Mesa/Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology with Canyonlands Field Institute
Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016
Bluff Arts Festival
Oct 22, 2016
Lecture: The Lens of History: Documenting Impacts to Archaeological Sites on Cedar Mesa

November, 2016

Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Monument Valley Balloon Event