One of my favorite boondocking spots is at Goosenecks State Park in the SE corner of Utah. The view on one side of the rig looks pretty bland.
But look out of the window on the other side and this is what you see! The Goosenecks of the San Juan River.
Can you see us parked on the rim? We're about 1,000 feet above the river.
I'll zoom in.
You are so close to the Goosenecks that it is impossible to get them in one picture. This is 3 pictures stitched together.
Or you can do a movie clip.
Nearby is the tiny town of Mexican Hat. Wonder how it got its name... People actually climb to the top, but I can't see how.
Also near Mexican Hat are these interestingly-colored hills.
But we aren't done yet! Nearby is the Valley of the Gods.
A great scenic 17-mile drive through rock formations, a lot of which have been named. There's a chicken, a rooster, and a lady in a bathtub, among others. No gods that I saw.
The last thing on this part of the tour, is the Moki Dugway, a series of sharp switchbacks on Hwy 261 carved into the face of Cedar Mesa. The 1100 foot rise is not for larger RVs. This was a side trip for me - I'm headed south to Monument Valley.
WOW - amazing scenery. I got a little queasy looking at those goosenecks!!ReplyDelete
What beautiful scenery - what a great place to make a long stop. Love the goosenecks. Monument Valley is one of our favorite places.ReplyDelete
Great job stitching those 3 pics together-WHAT A VIEW!ReplyDelete
Say hello to the spirit of John Wayne for me, pilgrim, when you get to Monument Valley. :)ReplyDelete
Great photo captures of the rock beauty of the Four Corners -- my favorite part of the world.ReplyDelete
I got dizzy just looking at that picture of the road winding up the mountain.ReplyDelete
Nice stichting picture! Amazing what technology can do.
The weather was so lousy when we were there that we didn't get to see the Gods or the Hat or the Gooseneck. But I sure do want to go back again. Great pictures.ReplyDelete
More to add to the list of places to visit. Thanks for the great pictures!ReplyDelete
Amazing pictures. Just exactly how close to the edge were you? Just thinking about a gust of wind and a really long drop.ReplyDelete
Absolutely love that part of the Country. Thanks for taking me there again.ReplyDelete
What awesome views!! Definitely on our "to see" list for quite some time....we must get there soon and check it out.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!!
Very nice. We're currently in Moab and were thinking of Goosenecks as our next stop on our way south.ReplyDelete
We love this area and you did an awesome job showing it off!!! We have not made it to GSP, but man MV sure has changed. Fully enjoy visiting your site, being a follower, and even sharing it with others. Thank you for keeping us posted on new places to visit. Our adventures will start Friday!!! :)ReplyDelete
Have you been to Muley Point at the top of the Moki Dugway? We boondocked there, even better than Goosenecks. You can get there without driving on the Dugway but it's a 4 mile dirt road to the point.ReplyDelete
Fantastic scenery, looking forward to seeing Monument Valley.ReplyDelete
Love the stitched picture, but you do look a little close to the edge. Yikes!ReplyDelete
What a great place. Great job with the stitch; it really shows off the beauty of the scenery.ReplyDelete
That place is beautiful! We hope to visit there next fall. Great pictures.ReplyDelete
We want to visit that area next fall, so I'm taking notes on all the places you're going. This one's going on my list - thanks for the tour!ReplyDelete
What a great place to boondock. It must be hard to leave.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful pictures!!!ReplyDelete
Definitely going on my list of places to visit. Great pictures. Looking forward to seeing Monument Valley on your next post.ReplyDelete
Amazing pictures and videos!! We are planning to travel to this part of our beautiful country next April and cannot wait to see it all!!ReplyDelete
Wow, what an interesting place. Thank you for taking us on this little journey with you. Thoroughly enjoy your blog and have it bookmarked for future reference.ReplyDelete
Bev in Halifax NS
Were you really as ...gulp...close to the edge as it looks?ReplyDelete
Another spot to visit on my list. I do not think I will ever catch up.