Gaze at the results of 300 million years of time, where the San Juan River winds its way through the desert 1,000 feet below. Goosenecks State Park offers spectacular views of this rare geologic formation, known as an entrenched meander; the largest such meander in North America. Over a distance of one and a half miles, the San Juan flows for more than six miles through the twists of the entrenched meander. Goosenecks State Park offers a picnic area, 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, no RV hookups or electricity. This is a primitive area. Camping is first come first served. No ranger on duty.
To find the park go north 5 miles on Hwy 163 from Mexican Hat, Utah. Turn left (west) onUtah Highway 261 at the sign and go 2 miles, turn left again on Utah Highway 316 and follow road to the canyon edge.