Today, we visited Gooseneck State Park which overlooks the San Juan River 1,000 feet below and the canyon it has cut in the land. The river winds back and for through very tight turns.
The only features of the park are the overlooks, boondocking for $10 per night, and pit toilets.
Next, we drove to the southwest entrance of the Valley of the Gods. Some of the grades in the park are 6% to 9%.
The road on the southwest end of the drive was pretty rough and made many drops in and out of washes. That part of the road is not safe for large RV's. The dips in the washes is very short and a large RV could bottom out. Short trailers and truck campers would be fine. The southeast entrance has better roads. We saw many large RV's free camping next to some beautiful landscapes.
The Valley has tall red mesas, buttes, and vertical cliffs that stand high over the road. There are many towers of several sizes and shapes. The road is 17 miles long and is dirt and gravel. Warnings are everywhere to not drive this road after it has rained. The mud would be slick and give you no traction.
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