After leaving Canyonlands for the day, we headed into the town of Moab for some late lunch and ended up having dinner there too. This left it very late for us to head out to drive south to our next stop of Goosenecks. We had intended on boondocking somewhere but it was dark and we were concerned about going off the road in the dark so we ended up carpark camping somewhere and didn’t get much sleep as we were worried about getting the dreaded “move along” knock at any time.
Come morning we got up and headed out to finish our drive to Goosenecks State Park. Along the way we saw the most beautiful sunrise and I don’t know if it was sleep depravation or what but I had one of those out of body experiences where I was like “is this really happening?” We’re driving around Utah in an RV going to all these amazing parks and seeing all these amazing sights. I can’t describe it adequately but it was something I’ll never forget.
We arrived into Goosenecks at about 9am and paid our $5 to get in. If it seems cheap, it’s because there is basically only one viewpoint in the entire park. But for $5 it’s totally worth it! You can also pay to camp there overnight along the cliff edge which I wish we’d been able to do but it wasn’t in the cards this time.
After checking out the viewpoint quickly we headed back to the RV to have some breakfast with Tim cooking up breakfast tacos that were delicious. We then went on a wee wander around the cliff edge before heading back out of the park to the town of Bluff where we were staying the night at the Coral Sands RV Park. The town of Bluff was tiny but the RV park was really cute and well maintained.
In the morning, it was Tim’s birthday! After having birthday breakfast we drove about 3 hours up to Hanksville, Utah seeing some of the most amazing landscapes along the way. We ended up at something like 9000 feet and you can see straight into the canyons for miles. However the weather really took a turn and with wind howling we ended the day curled up in the camper at the side of a cliff wall just outside Goblin Valley State Park.
Check out our video below to see the day!