You probably don’t realize it yet, but you love entrenched meanders. Said in plain English, entrenched meanders are the deeply-cut river bends that make you want to pull out your camera and take a photograph. Goosenecks State Park is one of the greatest places to see such erosional feats.
An easy-to-get-to park with a million dollar view, at Goosenecks you’ll look upon the San Juan River 1,000 feet below and see the results of 300 million years of erosion. Over 1.5 miles as the crow flies, the river flows six actual miles due to its crooked bends through the shale and limestone gorge.
Check out this state park for a pleasant picnic spot and camping destination on your adventures through San Juan County and Monument Valley. The day-use fee for Goosenecks State Park is $5 per vehicle, while the camping fee is $10 per night on a first-come basis. For more information, visit the Goosenecks State Park website.
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