Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks is a horse shoe bend formation, called a wandering meander, with three vivid bends in the San Juan River. Its so large it cannot hardly be captured into one photograph. Environment Impacted by the Gold King Mine Spill.
Geology on display. One of the world’s best examples of an entrenched meander. There are 2 anticlines. Lime ridge and Raplee. Valley of the Gods is the adjacent syncline.
The San Juan River makes a series of tight turns -goosenecks- below this viewpoint. The river has carved a deep canyon here, dropping about 1,000 feet below the viewpoint with outstanding views.
“30 minutes south of Blanding. This museum features pioneers that settled Blanding and Bluff. It’s free to visit and it’s a cool place for adults and kids. Checkout la bunch of log cabins furnished with family heirlooms from the actual pioneers and their stories. There is a place for kids to pan for “gold”, hand carts to pull around, “steer” roping, and pioneer clothes for kids to dress up in. My favorite part is the homemade brownies and cookies sold for $1 .”
“This non-profit Dinosaur Museum was created by a local man and his wife, years and years ago. Over the decades they have added room, after room, to bring this museum to life. Tickets are only $3. You can take a tour guide or guide yourself through this this fun and unique bit of ancient and cinematic history. ”
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small but convenient. It's not a Smiths or Albertson's or Safeway, but it will work in a pinch. CLOSED ON SUNDAY.”
Local Government Office
“The Visitor Center has a little collection of Blanding’s history. There is also an information desk with guides and brochures to help you find any adventure your looking for. There is park and picnic table too for kids.”
“Patio sells gourmet burgers, three different styles of fries and great soft serve ice cream. My favorite items are the regular style fries and a soft serve chocolate cone. These might be the best French fries you ever have! Plan to spend about $10 per meal.”