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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.

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goosenecks overlook

Amazing views! Trail is short. For the amount of time it takes to get to the overlook it is one that everybody should look at.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirk B
West Point, Utah
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West Point, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views! Trail is short. For the amount of time it takes to get to the overlook it is one that everybody should look at.

Thank Kirk B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short trail takes you to this overlook that is well worth it. It is a little hard to see one of the goosenecks though there is a trail with a railing that allows you to get a pretty good view. The trail is enjoyable and the views at the top are amazing.

Thank Deanne A
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy trail but the last portion is not well marked. The views of the river are OK, not great.

Thank Steve K
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

It's a short walk to the Goosenecks from the parking lot, but be careful around the canyon. There some very dangerous drop-offs here. One could easily walk right off the side of the cliff. FOR PHOTGRAPHERS, I found the Goosenecks to be very difficult to photograph. I found the Goosenecks near Page, az. to be much better. At the Goosenecks... More 

1 Thank photoguywisconsin
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a well marked view point in capitol Reef National Park. It is marked on the National Park Map and is just off the main road (Hwy 24, about 8 miles from Torrey). It is touted as a great place to see the sunset (along with the accompanying Sunset Point off the same road). Note that there is a... More 

1 Thank stevie128
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

I recently visited Goosenecks Overlook at Capitol Reef in September 2016. My boyfriend and I initially weren't planning on stopping there, but changed our minds after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We're glad we went because the views were beautiful! It's a very short hike and you are rewarded with a stunning views on each end. It doesn't take... More 

Thank MaximusGuinness
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very short walk outside of the park so no need to pay fees to a fenced off viewing point overlooking a fantastic view of a spectacular gorge .Well worth the effort

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Truly something to see! Not only the Goosenecks but the entire 360 view was absolutely breathtaking. We camped overnight. Cost was $10. No electricity or water hookups. Fire pits and picnic tables are scattered around to use but bring your own firewood or charcoal. Do note to be very cautious with small children here. There is a 1200 foot rolling... More 

Thank Cathy C
Center Valley, PA
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I hiked this short and easy trail to the overlook as our last hike in Capitol Reef NP in mid-October 2016. The view from the overlook is dramatic and interesting and this is a good spot to take photos or simply enjoy the topography and geology.

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just to admire the meanders of the Colorado the place is worth it even if full f people it is worth the stop..

Thank Mary200064

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