Utah: Goosenecks of the San Juan River

360° panorama by G. Donald Bain.
Click the image to open the interactive version.

These are considered the longest set of entrenched meanders in the world. Six miles of river are compressed into a straight line distance of one and a half miles. The meanders originated on a flat flood plain, then maintained their course as the Monument Upwarp slowly raised the plateau surface until the river was in a thousand foot deep canyon.

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