Goosenecks State Park in Utah

30 May
2012
Posted in: Parks, Utah
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If we hadn’t been screwed in Monument Valley, we would have never stumbled upon Goosenecks State Park. There’s not much to the park, really, just a pit toilet and a parking lot you can camp in (for free). No water, no real trails, just the “goosenecks” of the San Juan River. However, the park has been written up somewhere, because there’s a constant trickle of tourists that drive in, snap a pic, and take off. Somebody has heard of this place.

You can see the massively deep meandering canyon best from above:


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The view from the side of the canyon isn’t bad either:

If you’re in the area, be sure to check out Mexican Hat and its namesake rock. If you’re hungry and brave, try the Swinging Steak restaurant (one of the best / only restaurants in town according to the interwebs), which is either a place where steaks swap wives or where steaks are grilled on a swinging grill suspended over an open fire. One of those.

  • Swinging steak is great. Not foodie-par, but great for random roadside desert coolness. Bud and a big steak, charred. I think it gets bad reviews for being basic, but put it in the context of remoteness, parched hunger, dry, and you’ll understand.

    • I do want to go there — beyond the budget this time through.