Elevation: 6,000 feet (1,830 meters)
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.
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.
Radio Frequency: 122.8
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Lodging in Blanding
December, 2016Dec 11, 2016
Dec 12, 2016
Bar D Wranglers
Dec 12, 2016
Monticello High School Holiday Concert
Dec 18, 2016
Dec 21, 2016
Winter Solstice Celebration
January, 2017Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017
19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival
February, 2017Feb 04, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
Youth Ski/Snowshoe Clinic
Feb 25, 2017
Lego Building Competition
March, 2017Mar 20, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Ricklen Nobis & Walter Hayman
April, 2017Apr 07, 2017
Utah Opera: The Elixir of Love
Apr 24, 2017
Blue Mountain Entertainment Spring Gala
May, 2017May 08, 2017
Young Artists in Concert
June, 2017Jun 17, 2017
Monticello City Sprint Triathlon- City Pool
July, 2017Jul 08, 2017
Monticello City Sprint Triathlon- Lloyd's Lake
Jul 22, 2017
Monticello Pioneer Day Celebration
August, 2017Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Blue Mountain Enduro Series Mt. Bike Race
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
San Juan County Fair
September, 2017Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 09, 2017
5th Annual Blue Mountain Chase Mt. Bike & Road Race
Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 23, 2017
Young Eagles Fly-in
October, 2017Oct 07, 2017
Newspaper Rock 10K Race
Oct 28, 2017
Monticello Harvest Festival