GOOSENECKS STATE PARK
Visitors experience profound solitude at Goosenecks State Park as they look down 1,000 feet into an entrenched meander created by the silt-laden San Juan River. It weaves back and forth, flowing more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. Experience the mystery and tranquility of the canyons, the excitement of the running river and the awe of viewing more than 300 million years of geologic history.
Millions of years ago, the land at Goosenecks State Park was much flatter, and then a period of uplift occurred. Rivers were forced to follow steeper courses, and this intensified downward erosion. Eroded by water, wind, frost, and gravity, this is truly a magnificent viewpoint.
Goosenecks State Park is undeveloped for the most part. Primitive campsites with picnic tables are scattered back from the edge of the cliff, and vault toilets are available. If you are planning to camp here, be prepared by bringing water, food, and other necessary gear.
Please note: Goosenecks State Park is extremely primitive. Though camping is allowed, there are no developed campsites. The area can be intensely hot during summer months and there is very little shade.
Lucky travelers may catch a glimpse of kayaks or rafts floating down the San Juan River.