Goosenecks of the San Juan River

Mexican Hat
Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley
Moki Dugway
Raplee Anticline Ridge / Navajo Tapestry
Trail of the Ancients
Navajo Nation

One of the America's best examples of an entrenched river meaner or a tightly curving bends. Goosenecks State Park is free, there is a parking area right next to the viewpoint. Toilets are available. Camping is hard in the area as there is no cover from the wind and almost nothing to use as firewood.



Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Views of Monument Valley to the southeast, the Big Indian is clearly visible.




The northern end of Monument Valley.





Driving down highway 261 also known as the Trail of the Ancients.
Trying to get to the Goosenecks before sunset.




One of the more loopy rivers in Utah, The Goosenecks of the San Juan.
Here the river winds so tightly that it has to flow for 5 miles just to gain 1 mile
in it's southern direction.




Goosenecks of the San Juan River




The last rays of light on Cedar Mesa to the north.
The Moki Dugway decends from the top of this mesa.




Looking southeast over the Goosenecks of the San Juan toward
Alhambra Rock near Monument Valley.




The shockingly colorful hills of Raplee Anticline, also known as the Navajo Tapestry.




Raplee Ridge in the Navajo Nation







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