Goosenecks Overlook - Capitol Reef National Park - HD 2016 - Grand Circle Trip
Driving down the dirt road from Panorama Point along Utah's Scenic ByWay Highway 24 takes you to Goosenecks Overlook in Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park from the Goosenecks Overlook
Utah's Capitol Reef National Park from the Goosenecks Overlook on a rainy early evening in late May.
Goosenecks Overlook in Capitol Reef National Park
The unifying geographic feature of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold. For a hundred miles its parallel ridges rise from the desert like the swell of giant waves rolling toward shore. Exposed edges of the uplift have eroded into a slickrock wilderness of massive domes, cliffs, and a maze of twisting canyons.
Geologists know the fold as one of the largest and best exposed monoclines on the North American continent. Travelers know it as a place of dramatic beauty and serenity so remote that the nearest traffic light is 78 miles away. And even though its 378 square miles are off the beaten track, the park still attracts nearly 750,000 visitors each year.
Capitol Reef National Park Gooseneck Overlook
Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway and Muley Point in Utah
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In this video, I give you a look at our dry camping spot in Goosenecks State Park, Utah. It's perched high above the San Juan River which has formed amazing snaking canyons over the millennia.
Short of amenities but flush with epic views. At just 10 bucks a night it's a deal and a half!
Within a half hour to 45-minute drive, you can explore out of this world desert terrains such as iconic Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, etc.
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In the video, there is also footage from our drive up to the Muley Point Overlook via the Moki Dugway. From there you can really get a look at the humongous scale of the place.
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Top 15. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Top 15. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah: The Hickman Bridge Trail, Burr Trail, Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center, Fremont Petroglyphs, Goosenecks Overlook, Gifford Homestead, Capitol Gorge Trail, Fruita, Cassidy Arch, Grand Wash Trail, Cathedral Valley, Cohab Canyon Trail, Chimney Rock Trail, Grand Wash Road, Larb Hollow Overlook
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Capitol Reef, Utah, USA june 2012
Capitol Reef National Park
Recorded June 1, 2010.
Video begins as I enter the park from the east on Utah highway 24. Sites visited include Navajo Dome, the castle, Fruita School, Fremont River, Capitol Gorge, Panorama Point and Goosenecks Overlook.
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Slideshow of the Goosenecks Overlook trial in Capitol Reef National Park.
Capitol Reef National Park | Geology, scenic drive, hiking
A strange, beautiful landscape of multi-hued rock layers, Capitol Reef National Park lies in the heart of Utah canyon country.
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ABOUT CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK IN UTAH
Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure between Zion/Bryce National Parks and Arches National Park. Capitol Reef is a 100-mile pinch in the earth’s crust in the geographical middle of nowhere, but it’s overloaded with geological, cultural and sensory consequence … tiny cross-section of the spinning rock we’re clinging to. Named for what it looks like (white rock domes like the U.S. Capitol, rocky ridges like marine reefs) — but isn’t — because it wasn’t like anything anyone had ever seen.
There’s the Waterpocket Fold ... a jagged scar where the devil dragged his pitchfork on the way to Las Vegas (a.k.a a monocline — the seam left over when shifting plates lifted one side of a fault 7,000 feet). Spend your brief time absorbing what took 70 million years and two major geologic events to create.
There are red and white rock bands … more virtuosic than Jack White himself. The Waterpocket fold horizontalizes layers of white Navajo Sandstone, red Wingate, shale and pinkish Entrada Sandstone like an entropic chunk of tipped cake. Depending on where you stand, the stripes are half an inch or half a mile wide. (You may find the iron in the red rocks magnetizes your camera lens.)
There are ruined civilizations … both ancient and recent. Fremont Indian rock shelters a mile and a thousand years from Mormon settlers’ cabins. Pictographs and grinding stones in the cliffs, apple orchards and a one-room schoolhouse in Fruita down below. See how earlier Utah people lived and see if they didn’t do a few things better than us.
Narrow rivers cutting gaping Goosenecks. Chimney Rock. Hickman Bridge. Broken towers’ jagged shadows. Look deep into the earth’s time and space from this one little foothold on, say, a Tuesday. Drive, camp and hike. Consider the bighorn sheep. Zoom in. Zoom out.
That’s just a small part of the adventure and beauty you’ll find here in this beautiful National Park Service unit!
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Goosenecks Overlook Capitol Reef 26 May 2012.
a xian rock-u-mentary: check out the view with Wes and Xian at The Goosenecks Overlook at Capitolk Reef National Park Saturday May 26, 2012.
Goosenecks State Park
Recorded June 8, 2010.
Utah's scenic Goosenecks State Park.
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Road Trip@Scenic Drive, Capitol Gorge, Caineville of Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. The park is approximately 60 miles (97 km) long on its north–south axis but an average of just 6 miles (9.7 km) wide. The park was established in 1971 to preserve 241,904 acres (377.98 sq mi; 97,895.08 ha; 978.95 km2) of desert landscape and is open all year with May through September being the highest visitation months.
Located partially in Wayne County, Utah, the area was originally named Wayne Wonderland in the 1920s by local boosters Ephraim P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman. Capitol Reef National Park was initially designated a National Monument on August 2, 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to protect the area's colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths; however, it was not until 1950 that the area officially opened to the public. Easy road access only came in 1962 with the construction of State Route 24 through the Fremont River Canyon.
The majority of the nearly 100 mi (160 km) long up-thrust formation called the Waterpocket Fold—a rocky spine extending from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell—is preserved within the park. Capitol Reef is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold by the Fremont River. The park was named for a line of cliffs of white Navajo Sandstone with dome formations—similar to the white domes often placed on capitol buildings—that run from the Fremont River to Pleasant Creek on the Waterpocket Fold. The local word reef refers to any rocky barrier to land travel, just as ocean reefs are barriers to sea travel.[
Goosenecks State Park, UT
Today we continued our back roads travels thru Utah and stopped at Goosenecks State Park. All I can say is WOW – is this place beautifully unique!
As stated in their brochure: “The Goosenecks is one of the most impressive examples of an entrenched river meander on the North American continent. The San Juan River twists and turns through the meander, flowing a distance of over six miles while advancing only 1.5-miles west towards Lake Powell.”
We picked out a great camping spot right on the edge of the meandering river rim and had a great time including flying my drone (which I had to get a permit), having a bonfire and visits by Chinese tourists!
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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Visit Capitol Reef National Park and drive thru the red rock canyons and beauty of Central Utah. Visit Fruita, The Visitors Center, Gifford House and Capitol Reef Campground. Discover Buck Mule deer with velvet antlers.
Capitol Reef: Overlook at Panorama Point
Goosenecks State Park, Utah
Goosenecks State Park, Utah, near the small town of Bluff and Monument Valley. Overlooks the San Juan River. Amazing views of the vista, remarkable short stop worth going.
Goosenecks State Park Overlook | Crazy Weather in Southern Utah 2017 Vlog
Camera Crusades; In this weeks adventure I'm taking a short trip up to Goosenecks State Park in Utah. A small but very picturesque place to photograph and to enjoy the sights. Just a few miles off the main highway is the entrance to the Park, a small booth, a fee station and a dozen campsites are available. That's about it aside from the jaw dropping overlook of the Goosenecks of the San Juan River. I mean it, it's really amazing to see this in person, three distinct bends of the river can be seen. It's very impressive locations for landscape photography.
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