Utah's Canyon Country
Places to Go and See
MapBlanding, Utah (Map Link)
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.

MapBluff, Utah (Map Link)
Bluff was founded by Mormon settlers after they pioneered the Hole-in-the-Rock trail from western Utah.

MapCanyonlands National Park (Map Link)
Canyonlands National Park is the largest in Utah, covering 527.5 square miles. The park is divided by the Colorado and Green Rivers into three distinct districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. Horseshoe Canyon is also part of Canyonlands National Park but is geographically separate.

MapHovenweep NM (Map Link)
Hovenweep National Monument was designated in 1923 to protect a desolate cluster of six ancient villages found spanning a twenty-mile area across the southeastern Utah/Colorado border.

MapLa Sal, Utah (Map Link)
The name of the town comes from the Sierra de la Sal, bestowed by Spanish traders as early as 1750 and referring to the snow capped peaks.

MapMonticello, Utah (Map Link)
Sheltered by the Abajo Mountains, Monticello is a cool and peaceful summer get-away. Natural vegetation grows to form the image of a blaze-faced horse on the mountains west of town. 

MapMexican Hat, Utah (Map Link)
Named for the inverted stone sombrero near the town, Mexican Hat boasts a colorful history. Today, the town is a popular starting point for adventures on the San Juan River.

MapMonument Valley, Utah (Map Link)
The spectacular scenery of Monument Valley is captivating year round. Sandstone formations with fanciful names like Mittens, Elephant Butte, Totem Pole, and North Window reveal their greatest beauty at sunrise and sunset, and can easily be viewed from the native surface road through the Tribal Park.

MapNatural Bridges NM (Map Link)
Natural Bridges National Monument is located about 45 minutes from Blanding, Utah. The monument is best known for its three natural bridges, Kachina, Owachomo, and the largest, Sipapu, which is also the second largest natural bridge in the world. 

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