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Interesting spot for quick look, or camping out

We stopped by here for a look at the Goosenecks. Park ranger was a very affable guy. View of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth a quick stop

This state park consists of a parking lot and a beautiful view over the goosenecks of the San Juan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas F
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Sr 316, c/o Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum 660 W 400 N, Blanding, UT 84511
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here for a look at the Goosenecks. Park ranger was a very affable guy. View of the Goosenecks is great - don't get too near the edge!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park consists of a parking lot and a beautiful view over the goosenecks of the San Juan River. That's it. If you are anywhere in the neighborhood, it's something you shouldn't miss. What you'll see is pretty much exactly what the photos show.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you aren't up to walking to see Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado river, then this is the place for you. State park admission of $5.00 and parking right there at the bend within the park. Simple, easy walk to the overlook and very few...More

Thank zinniaqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those picturesque locations that you must visit, truly breathtaking and difficult to properly capture without a panoramic camera. Absolutely stunning when you look down an the symmetry of the curves, fabulous fun.

Thank Steppin-owt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here on my way to Moab. It's a pretty cool spot...with an entrance fee *sigh. Not crowded at all, and they have decent picnic facilities. Saw some pretty large birds soaring around.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Well worth the $5 park fee to take a few photos and view the multiple Goosenecks in the river. Quite amazing if you've never seen anything like this.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Since this is not a National Park, we paid the (comparably) small entrance fee of $5, and drove to the outlook. Wonderful view of the San Juan River that meanders 1000 feet below. - Good opportunity for a quick stop and nice pictures.

Thank swissami19
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Yes, this is a small park. But the view is worth the price of admission. The fees were not much at all ($5), so it is a great place to park the car, check out the scene and have a quick picnic to see an...More

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The park is located nine miles W-NW of Mexican Hat, UT, and the view of the loops in the San Juan River are phenomenal! The “Goosenecks” of the river are incised meanders in a valley at least 1000 feet deep. We paid $5 to a...More

Thank Schlauberger1846
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Yes there is only one thing to see at this State Park... but what an attraction that one thing is. The magnitude of the Goosenecks are just jaw dropping. It is VERY well worth the side trip to see them, and $5 for an entire...More

1  Thank Scott G
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Susan M
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Niels N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. But beware of the edge - its a long way down.. ;-)
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October 6, 2017|
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Response from 7Princess | Reviewed this property |
We were there in early June. We took a bottle of wine and some beach chairs around 8 pm. We were there until dark. The sunset was magestic. I would think any sunset or sunrise there would be amazing. The changes in colours... More
May 16, 2017|
Response from adam873 | Reviewed this property |
I do not see why, as it is not threatening any security issues. You may be able to get a captivating images of the San Juan river. Good luck.