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Goosenecks State Park

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Four miles off Utah Highway 261 near Mexican Hat, you can look into a 1,000-foot-deep chasm carved through the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Formation by the silt-laden San Juan River. The river meanders back and forth, flowing for more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. The access road is paved.

Goosenecks State Park offers picnic areas, primitive camping, vault toilets, and an observation shelter. You'll love the views for photography and the expansive night sky for stargazing. Please note: No drinking water is available. No trails; no river access.

Activities: Sightseeing, photography, picnicking, and camping. Please note: There are no hiking or bike trails. Bikes are permitted on public roads only. Goosenecks State Park can be intensely hot during summer months, and there is no shade.

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  • Goosenecks State Park
  • P.O. Box 788
  • Blanding, Utah 84511-0788
  • Phone: (435) 678-2238 
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