Experts say that historically this area was a rather flat land, with the San Juan river already finding its meandering way through it. But that was millions of years ago. The idea is almost unimaginable when looking at the dramatically entrenched meanders that you'll find here today. They are the result of a period of natural uplift combined with the ever faster streaming river. The water cut deeply into the risen ground, creating the stunning landscapes of today.
Tourist facilities are limited to a few picnic tables and vault toilets.
Flora and faunaEdit
Goosnecks State Park can get smoking hot in summer, with as good as no shade available. When camping, make sure to be prepared for windy conditions too.
Fees and permitsEdit
Access to the park is free, as is camping.
Vehicles are allowed on the roads, and biking and hiking are also popular ways to get around. Biking off roads is not allowed.
Except for some basic supplies available at Mexican Hat, you'll have to bring your own foods and drinks.
There are no drink water or other drinking facilities in the park, and summers here are very hot. Make sure to bring enough water and other beverages for your stay.
Goosenecks park is as good as undeveloped. Camping is allowed in designated areas but facilities are very primitive, so you'll have to bring all your own gear and supplies. Making camp fires is also permitted only in the designated areas.