When I was organizing my third trip to the Southwest, I was extremely thorough. I planned nearly all the sunrises, sunsets and everything in between. But, the Goosenecks State Park in Utah was an unplanned and unexpected golden nugget that I only stumbled upon by accident.
I was on my way from spending a few hours capturing the sunrise at Valley of the Gods to the focal point of the day—Monument Valley. When I saw a road sign for Goosenecks State Park, I was not able to Google it since I did not have internet in the area. Luckily, I decided to explore it anyway.
That was a decision I do not regret.
The view of the San Juan River from an elevation of 300m is surreal because of its enormous scale. It was a clear day and I could see the mesas and buttes of Monument Valley on the horizon.