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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October, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Blanding Farmers Market
Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 06, 2014
Utah Building Farmers Direct Market Course
Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Tales of Terror
Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Harvest Festival
Oct 25, 2014
Vocal Point
Oct 25, 2014
Edge of the Cedars- Historic Archaeology with Don Simonis
Oct 27, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Oct 28, 2014
Frontier Museum Open House
Oct 28, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Oct 29, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K

November, 2014

Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 06, 2014
Utah Building Farmers Direct Market Course
Nov 03, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014
John Wayne's Monument Valley Ride
Nov 05, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Nov 06, 2014 - Nov 07, 2014
Demystifying Unemployment Contributions
Nov 06, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Nov 07, 2014
Frontier Museum Cultural Demonstration- Anita Hathale- Navajo Fry Bread
Nov 08, 2014
Forrest Gump Half Marathon
Nov 08, 2014
Edge of the Cedars Lecture- The Egyptian and Semitic in Uto-Aztecan
Nov 10, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses

December, 2014

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
5th Annual Monument Valley Balloon Event
Dec 14, 2014
The Messiah
Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Olde Fashioned Christmas Festival
Dec 21, 2014
The Messiah

January, 2015

Jan 05, 2015
Ultimi 3 Tenors

February, 2015

Feb 02, 2015
Julian Gargiulo

March, 2015

Mar 02, 2015
O Sole Trio

April, 2015

Apr 27, 2015
Spring Gala

June, 2015

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Blanding Farmers Market

August, 2015

Aug 01, 2015
2nd Annual Abajo Enduro

October, 2015

Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 06, 2014
Utah Building Farmers Direct Market Course
Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Tales of Terror
Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Harvest Festival
Oct 25, 2014
Vocal Point
Oct 25, 2014
Edge of the Cedars- Historic Archaeology with Don Simonis
Oct 27, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Oct 28, 2014
Frontier Museum Open House
Oct 28, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Oct 29, 2014
Eastern Utah Lands Bill Open Houses
Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K