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Goosenecks State Park

SR 316, Mexican Hat, Utah 84531 USA

Free to Visit
Open Now
Sat 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“deep, beautiful canyon”

The San Juan River makes a series of tight turns - goosenecks - below this viewpoint. The river has carved a deep canyon here, dropping about 1,000 feet below the viewpoint. Geologists say this erosion has uncovered a rock record exposing some 300 million years of time. The state park offers spectacular views of the goosenecks, officially known as an entrenched meander. Over a distance of one and a half miles, the San Juan River flows for more than six miles through the twists of the entrenched meander. Goosenecks State Park offers picnic areas, primitive camping, vault toilets, and an observation shelter. The views are outstanding and photography is popular. At night the sky is expansive - ideal for stargazing. Please note: No drinking water is available. There are no maintained trails. The park does not offer access to the river.

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  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
February 02, 2015
Rated 5.0

The actual location is here:

Totally worth checking out.

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 16, 2016
Rated 3.0

Cost 5 dollars to get in, it's basically one overlook at the canyon/river and that's it. It was a cool photo opp but I don't think you need to spend more than an hour here. The campsites were the most primitive of primitive and cost 10. I'm sure the night sky would look good

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 20 Helpful
January 02, 2016
Rated 4.0

Very small park, fir the view outlook. View is really nice, worth for quick stop when you have time.

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September 16, 2020
Rated 4.0

So so so cool! Only reason I’ve given it 4 stars not 5 is because there isn’t much to do here, but if it’s a stop on your way somewhere like it was for us, it’s perfect for lunch and some insanely cool views. There is one hike. It’s only $5 and really worth the 20 minute stop.

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August 14, 2019
Rated 4.0

Très beau point de vue sur la rivière san Juan. Loin de la foule de horseshoe bend. Il faudra vous acquitter de 5$ de droits d'entrée

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Goosenecks State Park

SR 316
Mexican Hat, Utah
84531 USA


Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
State park or forest
Max Length
30 ft
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Big Rigs
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
  • Outdoor Seating
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