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Mexican Hat and Goosenecks State Park

On the way between the two valleys, Monument Valley and Valley of Gods, we stopped for a late lunch in Mexican Hat and also checked out its namesake rock formation. The town of Mexican Hat lies on San Juan River that originates in the mighty San Juan Range in Colorado. A few miles downstream from town, the river goes through a series of sharp turns that could be called meanders. Meanders are typically found in natural river courses in lowlands. However, here they are inside a canyon more than 1,000 feet deep. It takes a few million years to carve meanders this deep. Incised meanders they are!


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Hwy 163 bridge over San Juan River Lunch time Full Suspension Ale Polygamy Porter Mexican Hat Goosenecks
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Myself Learning to fly Goosenecks of San Juan River

Last updated: March 15, 2015
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