Blanding, Utah
Blanding, Utah

Elevation: 6,000 feet (1,830 meters)
Population: 3,600

Blanding, 'Base Camp to Adventure,' is the gateway to the Trail of the Ancients. The trail encompasses Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments, Goosenecks State Park, and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding displays ancient Puebloan artifacts and maintains an accessible ruin.

At The Dinosaur Museum, you can look into the distant past as you move among life-size realistic dinosaur models, fossils, and skeletons. Stand by a tree trunk that is 275 million years old, or stroll through the History Hall of Hollywood Dinosaurs. The Nations of the Four Corners Cultural Center features home sites typical of the area's historic cultures: a Navajo hogan (ho'gone), Ute tepee, small Hispanic hacienda, and pioneer log cabin.

Popular day tours include the Trail of the Ancients, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments, Grand Gulch Primitive Area, Goosenecks State Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell, and the John Atlantic Burr Ferry, crossing Lake Powell on a regular schedule. Full services.

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At an elevation of 6,036 feet, Blanding is twenty-one miles south of Monticello on US 191, and is the largest and youngest community in the county. Blanding's goal is to become the service center for southeastern Utah. The community is surrounded by wheat fields and pasture, with easy access to mountain recreation.

Utah State University- Blanding Campus, a branch of Utah State University in Logan, is located in Blanding and offers Associates, Bachelors, and Masters Degrees. The San Juan Foundation, the Four Corners Heritage Council, and the San Juan Heritage Council are also headquartered in Blanding.

Blanding supports a public swimming pool, a library, public parks, and a lighted sports field. Edge of the Cedars State Park is located in Blanding and houses an extensive collection of ancient Pueblo artifacts. Blanding is also home to The Dinosaur Museum, run by paleontologist Stephen Czerkas.

Blanding's estimated 2000 population was 3600. Water, sewer, garbage collection, and electric service are provided within the city limits, and Blanding provides volunteer fire protection.

Blanding Municipal Airport, located south of Blanding on US 191, maintains a 6000-foot paved runway, a beacon, medium intensity runway lights, hangars, and minor airframe and engine repair facilities.

Blanding Municipal Airport

Located south of Blanding on US 191, this airport maintains a 6000-foot paved runway, a beacon, medium intensity runway lights, hangars, and minor airframe and engine repair facilities. It is staffed 24 hours a day by a fixed-base operator. Lo Lead and Jet A fuels are available.

Identifier: BDG
Radio Frequency: 122.8
Phone: 435-678-3222



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August, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Blanding Farmers Market
Jun 25, 2014 - Oct 02, 2014
Ranger- Led Night Sky Programs at Natural Bridges
Jul 05, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
Open House at Peter Springs Alpaca Ranch
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 01, 2014
Bates Wilson Youth Camp

September, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Blanding Farmers Market
Jun 25, 2014 - Oct 02, 2014
Ranger- Led Night Sky Programs at Natural Bridges
Jul 05, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
Open House at Peter Springs Alpaca Ranch
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 01, 2014
Bates Wilson Youth Camp
Sep 05, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014
Flippin Flea Market
Sep 06, 2014
Edge of the Cedars Lecture- Re-Excavating the Past
Sep 09, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Utah Navajo Fair
Sep 10, 2014
25th Annual Miss Utah Navajo Pageant
Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
12th Annual San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 12, 2014
Canyonlands 50th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony
Sep 20, 2014
Life in the Milky Way

October, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Blanding Farmers Market
Jun 25, 2014 - Oct 02, 2014
Ranger- Led Night Sky Programs at Natural Bridges
Oct 04, 2014
Edge of the Cedars Lecture- Historic Archaeology: Don Simonis
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Cedar Mesa/Comb Ridge Archaeology
Oct 11, 2014
Newspapers Rock 10K
Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Bluff Arts Festival
Oct 17, 2014
Lion's Club Fall Feast
Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Harvest Festival
Oct 30, 2014
Halloween Hoot-n-Howl Stars Galore & More

November, 2014

Nov 03, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014
John Wayne's Monument Valley Ride
Nov 08, 2014
Forrest Gump Half Marathon
Nov 08, 2014
Edge of the Cedars Lecture- The Egyptian and Semitic in Uto-Aztecan

December, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Olde Fashioned Christmas Festival