Thursday, July 15, 2010

Goosenecks State Park

Just north of the Arizona/Utah border is a small Utah State Park called Goosenecks State Park. Goosenecks gets its name because of the dramatic bends that the San Juan River has cut through the surrounding rock.

One nice benefit of visiting Goosenecks is that enterance to the park is free. Located just north of the town of Mexican Hat, UT the park sees little visitation much of the year. It consists of downward views of the San Juan river snaking around massive layers of dark colored rock. A vault toilet and a campground exist, although amenities are scare and the park is more of a quick stop over rather than a destination.

During our visit a very nice Navajo woman was selling her jewelry, pottery, and other native wares in the parking lot. Although we did not buy anything, its very common to find Navajo selling tourists souvenirs in the area since the Navajo resevation is located near by.

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