Goosenecks & Sunset Point is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 544 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

walking

views

no dogs

Goosenecks, vistas of the Capitol Reef, excellent sunsets Arrive in the last two hours before sunset on any evening and you will see photographers setting out their soul-catchers for a popular view in the park. Like mites or spiders, their tripods dot the landscape. Just look around them and enjoy the scenery. You've come for one thing: to watch the sunset. Though the trails are short, they do present hazards: a lack of shade during the day time, dangerous dropoffs at the points, and no water at the parking lot. Stick to the trails when you are crossing dirt so that you do not damage the cryptobiotic crust (which is literally living soil filled with bacteria that have taken thousands of years to build their inches tall towers -- one footstep in the wrong place and you've crunched Manhattan). You may walk on solid rock here, but watch for the ledges! It's a four hundred foot near vertical fall to Sulphur Creek! Time your visit right so that you see the whole show. The view under the full moon is stunning.

hiking
6 days ago

Would recommend driving to the actual parking lot which means Sunset Point is only 2/3 mi RT and Gooseneck is even shorter 1300ft RT. You don’t miss a single thing by driving the first part!

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bugs
12 days ago

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16 days ago

Such an easy way to take in so much of the National Park. I did it around 7:00 pm. It was cool and gorgeous.

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23 days ago

Worth the little walk to see all the beautiful colors!!

hiking
24 days ago

You can easily drive the road from Panorama point to Gooseneck/Sunset Point instead of hiking and not miss anything. I enjoyed Goosenecks/Sunset a bit more than Panorama

hiking
28 days ago

Goosenecks is essentially a mini Grand Canyon with spectacular views of an 800 foot deep gorge. Sunset point offers a beautiful view of the park in every direction with many rocks to climb on.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing! Going to the edge of Goosenecks is an unreal experience. Essentially a mini Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to go to sunset point, too. Where the trail ends, you’ll see a path down to the south. Follow that to climb onto the rock formation. You won’t regret it!

hiking
1 month ago

Sunset point is so great, lots of rocks to play on and amazing views every direction. It’s the only trail open right now off the highway but it’s great.

1 month ago

I didn't go to Sunset I only went on Gooseneck because it was getting pretty late. Great view. Scramble boulders but easy. There is a safe lookout area. Only 600 ft walk. Gravel road to small parking area.

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no shade
3 months ago

Can drive down the gravel road to a small parking lot for a shorter version of this trail. Great view, worth the short trip.

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4 months ago

Accessible overlook. Goosenecks is only 600ft from the parking. Nice sunset view looking back at the cliffs.

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snow
5 months ago

Easy enough to follow, even in winter with AllTrails app, good views of the Sulphur Creek gorge

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8 months ago

Outstanding views all around!

nice easy short trails with wonderful views. we did it in the morning. late afternoon sun would highlight the views better. hence, sunset trail name? :)

hiking
9 months ago

Nice views of the park. Easy out and back from the parking lot.

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9 months ago

Really fun spot to watch the sunset

hiking
9 months ago

Very short hike, but nice views!

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11 months ago

Scary cool!

hiking
Wed Jun 12 2019

Easy and short hike but beautiful sweeping views. It’s much shorter then the map says as I believe it’s from the road starting point. All in all well worth it.

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Sun May 26 2019

We came just before sunset, and it was great. The view into the canyon is pretty impressive, and the view from the Sunset Point is definitely worth the short walk from the parking lot. Note that you can drive all the way to the parking lot at the bifurcation, so the walk is actually really short.

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no shade
Sat May 18 2019

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no shade
Sun May 05 2019

Only 0.2 miles round trip not 2.5! Great views of the canyon.

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

Not much of a hike but the scenery is nice.

Fri Apr 26 2019

beautiful spot for sunrise. very peaceful. easy walk to trail end. a few benches to sit on.

Thu Apr 25 2019

This trail is not 2.5 miles. Only 0.8 if you do both. Fantastc view at Sunset Point!

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

Really short hike, but amazing views. Photos do not do the vastness justice. This is a really nice place to be around sunset. You can get some really beautiful panoramics of Capitol Reef. Panoramic Point is also here so don't forget to stop there. Watch kids closely on the Goosenecks, don't go too close to the edges because the rocks can break off.

Sun Apr 07 2019

Would be super pretty at sunset. Took my kids 10, 8, 4 and 2(in backpack) without problem. Beautiful views.

hiking
Thu Apr 04 2019

Easy trail with some altitude but good path. Did not need hiking poles. Beautiful view even on cloudy day.

hiking
Sun Nov 04 2018

Uneven but easy walk to both points. You get the colors of sunset and the sunlight on the cliffs behind you.

walking
Wed Oct 24 2018

The Goosenecks was perfect for sunset! Amazing views all around. Then to Panorama Point to watch the sky change colors over all the rock, it was beautiful.

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