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Goosenecks State Parks Named One Of The Most Stunning Lesser-Known Places In The U.S.

Posted On
Mar 23, 2020
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Things to Do
Utah's Canyon Country

Goosenecks State Park In Utah Was Named One Of The Most Stunning Lesser-Known Places In The U.S.

Sometimes you need to just get far from the fray, and find an endless, open space with scenic vistas and a great big sky. That pretty much sounds like all of Southern Utah, doesn’t it? Well, if you go far, far south, down to the four corners area, you’ll find a lesser-known state park that offers plenty of solitude and some very rudimentary camping. Check out Goosenecks State Park:

Do you wish you could just get away from it all? Utah has plenty of vast, open spaces, but there's one beautiful state park that's often overlooked, so you might just find some solitude here

You'll find Goosenecks State Park all the way down in the far southeastern corner of the state, near Mexican Hat and the Arizona border.

This park only covers 10 acres, but it sits on the edge of a plateau high above the San Juan River, so when you're here, you'll find miles and miles of epic landscape to view.

The skies here are BIG. Sitting under the canopy of clouds (or storm clouds), you'll feel like a tiny speck in the universe.

Over 300 million years, the San Juan cut its way down into the earth, creating a chasm of more than 1,000 feet.

Goosenecks State Park is a no-frills spot where visitors check out the overlook, or camp overnight. The campsites are very basic, with just a picnic table/shelter and fire pit. There are vault toilets nearby. Eight sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The camping is very rudimentary, and you're advised to bring your own water and fire wood, because there are no services here, other than the vault toilets. The upside? All eight sites are located right on the rim, with absolutely magnificent views.

Campsites are just $10 per night; day use at the park is $5 per car. This remote, stunningly beautiful place is one of Utah's best-kept secrets. It's remote and wild, and oh-so-vast. Plan your visit soon!

Make sure to check the Goosenecks State Park website for updates and more information. We’d love to see your photos of Goosenecks State Park! Share them with our readers in the comments!

Address: UT-316, Mexican Hat, UT 84531, USA