The Goosenecks of the San Juan River are located near the southern border of Utah a short distance from Mexican Hat.Millions of years ago, the Monument Upwarp forced the river to carve incised meanders over 1,000 feet (300 m) deep as the surrounding landscape slowly rose in elevation. Eroded by water, wind, frost, and gravity, this is a classic location for observing incised meanders.
We arrived early in the morning and there were still plenty of shadows.
Typical desert plants were quite green owing to the more than normal rainfall they had for that year (2015).
I first learned about this area 60 years ago on the Mickey Mouse Club that had a feature on interesting areas that were not well known at the time.