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Goosenecks of the San Juan River from Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County. Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2014

POTD January 13, 2015: Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County, Utah

POTD 1-13-15 Goosenecks, San Juan County, State Park

Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2014

Goosenecks of the San Juan River from Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County.

POTD March 21, 2014: Butler Wash, San Juan River, San Juan County, Utah

With Spring here, we can’t wait to get back out to some of our favorite places. Here’s a bright photo for the season!

Butler Wash, San Juan River, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2011

Petroglyph panel on Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, Butler Wash, San Juan River, San Juan County.

POTD February 10, 2014: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, San Juan County, Utah

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2011

Dinosaur tracks on a block of fallen Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone. North of the confluence of the San Juan and Colorado Rivers, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, San Juan County.

GeoSights—The Goosenecks of the San Juan River, San Juan County, Utah

What in the world is a gooseneck? When it comes to describing a landform, fowl play (pun intended) may seem apparent. Even when you are standing in front of one, the answer is not obvious. Not until you get a look from above does this name start to make sense.

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POTD August 7, 2013: San Juan River near Mexican Hat, San Juan County, Utah

San Juan River near Mexican Hat, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen

Rock layers are folded in some areas of the Colorado Plateau, such as these on the flank of the Raplee anticline along the San Juan River near Mexican Hat, San Juan County.