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Old 04-28-2018, 09:54 PM   #1
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Muley Point or Gooseneck State Park ???

I will soon be rafting the San Juan River in southern Utah and am looking for a primitive campsite to stay in after we take-out at Clay Hills. I've seen high praise for both Muley Point and Goosenecks State Park. Does anyone who has visited both rate one higher than the other?

I know Goosenecks SP has a fee but it otherwise looks to be fairly primitive.

Or perhaps head over to Valley of the Gods.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:27 AM   #2
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Goosenecks is a great overlook, but having recently spent a night there, I'd say not necessarily a great place for camping - especially on account of the fee and lack of any service (there's a pit toilet). Valley of the Gods has free camping, really cool options for campsites, and is an awesome place to be for sunrise!
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There's dispersed camping near Muley Point that is great! Plenty of 2 track that takes off of the road out to Muley. 5 star views
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VOtG is a nice place, but the views from Muley Pt are worth it. I camped there last summer and was treated to a fantastic atmospheric sunset.
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There's dispersed camping near Muley Point that is great! Plenty of 2 track that takes off of the road out to Muley. 5 star views
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VOtG is a nice place, but the views from Muley Pt are worth it. I camped there last summer and was treated to a fantastic atmospheric sunset.
OK then, looks like Muley Point is the place to go. May drive thru VotG the next morning before heading to Flagstaff. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:06 PM   #6
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Don 't just the dirt road going into Muley unless it's been very dry. DAMHIK
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Muley Point can be super windy. Have a backup plan...
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Don 't just the dirt road going into Muley unless it's been very dry. DAMHIK
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Muley Point can be super windy. Have a backup plan...
Duly noted, or should that be, Muley noted. Thanks. Plan B is VotG, or if we get off the river much earlier than expected, then drive a few more hours to Navajo National Monument which has two free campgrounds.
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I agree Goosenecks is a perfectly nice place to stop if you're running out of light and just need a place to sleep for the night. It's an unique, impressive overlook but I don't think I'd aim for it as a place to camp. My wife and I came down from the north last fall and there were so many places to boondock to the north of it after you climb an amazing switchback road.
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Bolty, that road would be the Mokie Dugway.
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