The hotels, lodges and campsites in Utah's Canyon Country are a little different from the lodging options you’re used to. Here in southeast Utah, we fully embrace the cultural history and rugged beauty of our desert destination. The place you choose to stay will play a big part in the memories you make here in Utah's Canyon Country. We’ve put together a catalog of the great places to stay in the area to help with your trip planning.
Nestled at the base of the Abajo Mountains, Monticello is the county seat of San Juan County. At just over 7,000 feet in elevation, this community boasts cooler temperatures in the summer and recreational opportunities for nearly everyone.
Monticello serves as a great place to stay for visitors who want to explore the rugged mountains and backcountry trails where Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch roamed in Utah’s Canyon Country. Here you’ll find lots of wildlife and incredible views of the landscape. It’s also where you’ll find one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country!
Lodging options in Monticello put visitors right in the heart of the Old West, with easy access to great hiking and outdoor exploring. There are many cabins and hotels to choose from. If you’re lucky, you can even snag one of the yurts or teepees available for an extra-unique stay in Utah’s Canyon Country.
The town of Blanding is your base camp for adventure like you’ll find nowhere else. The Dinosaur Museum, pictographs, petroglyphs, archeological remnants of past civilizations and Edge of the Cedars State Park are just a few of the attractions in and around Blanding. Centrally located within San Juan County, the great lodging options in Blanding serve as the perfect base camp for seeing Utah’s Canyon Country.
Blanding offers a variety of lodges and cabins that provide a more rustic experience while staying in Utah’s Canyon Country. If you enjoy a good log cabin and stepping right out into nature, Blanding is a wonderful, laid-back community you should plan to stay in during your visit.
A popular destination since 650 A.D., Bluff sits between the banks of the San Juan River and the towering red-rock cliffs of Cottonwood Wash. This area has historically been the realm of the Ancestral Puebloans, then Ute and Navajo indigenous people. In 1880, Mormon settlers pushed through 200 miles of frontier wilderness creating the Hole in the Rock Trail to the site that would become Bluff.
Bluff, Utah is the place to be for many of the fun annual events in Utah’s Canyon Country. The Bluff Arts Festival in October, December brings the Winter Solstice Celebration and the exciting Bluff International Balloon Festival in January, where hot air balloons fill the sky. Bluff also serves as the gateway to Bears Ears National Monument.
The lodging options in Bluff provide guests a glimpse of pioneer life and the history of the community. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of cabins, B&Bs, hotels and even some historic homes for their stay. This river-side village offers something for everyone, from secluded campgrounds to luxurious resorts.
Named for the inverted stone sombrero near the town, Mexican Hat boasts a colorful history. Early in the last century over one thousand people at a time descended on this curve of the San Juan River looking for gold, oil, or uranium.
With several lodging and dining options available, Mexican Hat is a popular access point for adventures on the San Juan River, as well as popular day tours including Valley of the Gods, Goosenecks State Park, the Moki Dugway, Muley Point, Monument Valley Tribal Park, John's and Slickhorn Canyons, Grand Gulch, Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments, and many other nearby areas.
While Monument Valley is a little more remote than some other attractions in Utah’s Canyon Country, there are some unique lodging options in the area, from traditional Navajo hogans to an inclusive resort experience. Be sure to make reservations as early as you can before they fill up!
Are you the outdoorsy-type who prefers to stay out in nature instead of booking a hotel room? Utah’s Canyon Country has many high-quality camping and RV sites near the major attractions and communities. No matter which part of San Juan County you are exploring, there is sure to be a great campsite or two nearby. Check out some of the most popular locations below.
Browse the lodging options in Utah’s Canyon Country below and find the perfect place to stay. You can filter hotel, camping and RV options by region and type. Most hotel reservations can be made online in advance.
We, in San Juan County, are proud of the affordable lodging options in our communities that provide a uniquely Southeastern Utah experience for our visitors. Enjoy your visit to Utah’s Canyon Country!