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The Gooseneck
Photo By John Valenti

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Photographer: John Valenti

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  • Title: The Gooseneck
  • State/Province/Region (required): Utah
  • Country (required): United States
  • Nearest Area: Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park
  • Nearest Town: Mexican Hat, UT
  • Description: The San Juan River is a tributary of the Colorado River joining it at Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It is remarkable for its entrenched meanders or "goosenecks" of which there are three (or six) found here in Goosenecks State Park. Across the river on the south side is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, some of whose monoliths can be seen on the far horizon.
  • Brief Directions: Take US 163 north from Monument Valley to its intersection with SR 261. Folow SR 261 north for about a mile to the intersection of SR 316. Follow that to the entrance of Goosenecks State Park.
  • Best Season: Autumn
  • Gear: Nikon D80 Tokina 12-20mm, f2.8

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