If you have traveled to visit the Monument Valley, located between the states of Arizona and Utah, you will have the opportunity to make an interesting visit, the Goosenecks of the San Juan River.
He San Juan river It is a tributary of Colorado Riverthat since Rocky Mountains, where it is born, arrives at Lake Powell, where it joins the mentioned river.
To the north of Monument Valley, he San Juan river It runs along a stretch of meanders, with deep canyons, creating spectacular landscapes that are known as the Goosenecks, which are grouped into a Utah state park.
How to get to Goosenecks San Juan River
To reach the Goosenecks of the San Juan river, from the Monument Valley you have to continue up the road 163 until Mexican Hat.
This small town that is a recommended alternative to stay in a hotel in order to visit the nearby Monument Valley (here you have access to Booking.com to reserve hotels in Mexican Hat).
Upon leaving Mexican Hat To the north, you must turn left on 163, and a few miles later you will also follow 316 on the left.
This road enters the state park of the Goosenecks of the San Juan River, and after traveling about six kilometers, you will climb to a plateau from where you will have the Panoramic views of these canyons that forms the San Juan river.
Actually, these landscapes are similar to those you can also find in Horseshoe Bend, cannons that form the Colorado river south of Lake Powell, very close to Page and of Antelope Canyon.
Therefore, in your West Coast car route you will have the alternative of visit the goosenecks If you decide to climb Moab, to the Arches National Park.
Or on the contrary, the cannons of Horseshoe Bend If you prefer to go to Page, visit Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon.
The choice will depend on you!