Goosenecks - Goosenecks State Park, Utah

One of my favorite places in the US is Monument Valley, which is part of a large Navajo Reservation on the border of Utah and Arizona. Visitors can really get caught up with the beauty of the valley and don't realize that there are other cool places to visit like Goosenecks State Park. The park is unlike anything I have seen before. Millions of years ago, this area was flat. At some point, a period of uplift occurred, causing the San Juan River to flow faster. As the river began to meander back in forth, it eroded the rock, forming the goosenecks. To get an idea on how much back and forth erosion occurred, the river travels over five miles, but only moves one mile if you went in a straight line. If looking down from a plane, there are actually five of these goosenecks in this section of the river.