Goosenecks of the San Juan State Park

Blanding, Utah


Four miles off Utah Highway 261 near Mexican Hat, you can look into a 1,000-foot-deep chasm carved through the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Formation by the silt-laden San Juan River. The river meanders back and forth, flowing for more than five miles while progressing only one linear mile toward the Colorado River and Lake Powell. The access road is paved. The Park encompasses 10 acres. Facilities include primitive camping and vault rest rooms.

General Information

Rates & Fees

Entrance: None

Seasons / Hours

Open year round, 24 hours a day.

Visitor Center


Camping & Lodging


There is no lodging available in the park. Check nearby towns for motels.



Facilities include primitive camping and vault rest rooms. Elevation is 5,800 feet.

  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Total Units - 4
  • RV Trailer Sites - 4
  • Maximum RV Length - 30 ft.
  • Tent Sites
  • No Fees
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets

Reservations can be made by calling Utah State Parks and Recreation at 800-322-3770, from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Individual campsite reservations may be made 3 to 120 days in advance. A $5 non-refundable reservation fee is charged for each site reserved. A $10 non-refundable fee is charged for group sites and building rentals. An additional reservation fee is charged for any changes to existing reservations. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are accepted. A $5 fee is charged for an extra vehicle and is collected at the park.

Things To Do

  • Picnicking is available in the Park.
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Trails Nearby
  •  Mountain Biking Trails Nearby

Resources & Nearby Attractions

Cities & Towns

  • Mexican Hat, Utah: 8 miles east.
  • Blanding, Utah: 61 miles north.
  • Monticello, Utah: 82 miles north.
  • Kayenta, Arizona: 52 miles south.
  • Cortez, Colorado: 67 miles northeast.
  • Shiprock, New Mexico: 118 miles east.
  • Tuba City, Arizona: 100 miles southwest.
  • Page, Arizona: 137 miles northwest.

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