Goosenecks State Park

The San Juan River makes a series of tight turns - goosenecks - below this viewpoint. The river has carved a deep canyon here, dropping about 1,000 feet below the viewpoint. Geologists say this erosion has uncovered a rock record exposing some 300 million years of time. Read more...



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The state park offers spectacular views of the goosenecks, officially known as an entrenched meander. Over a distance of one and a half miles, the San Juan River flows for more than six miles through the twists of the entrenched meander.

Goosenecks State Park offers picnic areas, primitive camping, vault toilets, and an observation shelter. The views are outstanding and photography is popular. At night the sky is expansive - ideal for stargazing.
Please note: No drinking water is available. There are no maintained trails. The park does not offer access to the river.

Main Attractions

This park offers a scenic vista, about 1,000 feet above the winding San Juan River. Views are amazing.


Located in SE Utah along US 163, about 25 miles west of the town of Bluff.
Approximately 349 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

Contact Information

Goosenecks State Park
c/o Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum
660 West 400 North
Blanding, UT 84511
(435) 678-2238

Seasons/Open Hours

Open year-round, no closures

Entrance Fees

$5 per car
$2 per person, commercial tour bus or tour group
$10 per night for camping


Sight seeing
Star gazing


Primitive camping is available. Sites cannot be reserved and fees are not charged. The campground offers fire pits and vault toilets. No other services are available. No water. No electricity. No dump station.


Paved road to scenic viewpoint
Observation shelter
Primitive campground
Picnic area


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Historical Weather


38F 17F Average Temperature
1.5" Avg. Precipitation (inches)
17.1" Avg. Snowfall (inches)
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