The central region reaches from Lake Powell and the Colorado River on the west to the Colorado state border on the east. Attractions here include Natural Bridges National Monument, Dark Canyon and Grand Gulch Primitive areas, the Abajo Mountains, Halls Crossing, Fry Canyon, Hite, and more. Base your lodging from Blanding. This is an excellent area for canyon exploration (canyoneering), hiking, photography, viewing Ancient Puebloan dwellings, petroglyphs, and more.
Home to some of the darkest skies in the country, the monument is best known for its three natural bridges, Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu.