Monticello and Blanding are central to more National and State Parks and Monuments than anywhere in the US.
12 Parks and Monuments – One Destination!
You are not a tourist here – you are an adventurer!
Arches National Park
Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land-forms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
Canyonlands National Park South Entrance
Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure.
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Discover the history of the Dinosaurs found in this area.
Trail of the Nations
A great hike for early morning or evening to see the 5 groups of people that settled and lived in this area. The Navajos, Utes, Mormons, Mexicans, and the White Man. 2 miles of meandering trails with exhibits, cabins, and hogans.
Hideout Golf Course, Rated #1
Cedar Mesa Pottery Factory – Free Tours
100’s of Ancient American Ruin Sites
Edge of the Cedars State Park and Ruins
Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway
Bluff Fort, Oldest Town in San Juan County
The original Bluff Fort has been rebuilt and lovingly restored through the efforts of the Hole in the Rock Foundation (www.HIRF.org ) and is open to visitors free of charge. You can learn more about why the pioneers came to Bluff and their arduous journey over the Hole-in-the Rock trail.
Comb Ridge and Comb Wash Ruins
Mule Canyon Ruins
Fire House Ruin
Mesa Verde Ruins
Monument Valley National Park
Gouldings Trading Post
Harry Goulding and his wife Leone, whose nickname was “Mike”, came to Monument Valley in the early 1920’s. Harry was a sheep trader looking for a new business opportunity and a place to call home. Monument Valley had once been part of the Paiute Indian Reservation. When the reservation relocated, areas of land opened up for sale. The Goulding’s were able to purchase a substantial plot of land in Monument Valley and quickly set up a Trading Post.
John Wayne Movie Museum
The ‘Movie Room’ was originally built as the mess hall for the crew of ‘The Harvey Girls’; today it is filled with movie stills, call sheets, posters and other items from the Golden Age of movies. Always playing in the Movie Room is a classic John Ford – John Wayne film. Also of interest in this room is a detailed topographical map of the Monument Valley area, where one can identify different movie locations.
Four Corners National Monument
Thin Bear Trading Post (Authentic Native Jewelry)
West Water Anazasi Ruins
Butler Wash Ruins
Arch Canyon ATV & Jeep Trails
Canyonlands National Park North Overlooks
Hotel Rock Extreme Jeep & ATV Trail
An amazing 3 story ruin hidden on a rock ledge. This hike is not for the faint of heart. You will be amazed at the terrain, and the preservation that exists on this ruin.
Grand Gulch Hiking and Ruins
Twin Rocks Trading Post and Restaurant
Monarch Cave Ruins
Processional Petroglyph Panel
Sand Island Float Trip Boat Launch Area
River House Ruins and Petroglyphs
Fantastically preserved ruins in a cave overlooking the San Juan River. It is a 3 mile hike, or it is a great ATV or Jeep trail to drive right to it. This ruin is along the Hole In The Rock Trail, and is talked about in the book, Undaunted by Gerald Lund.
Hovenweep Ruins State Park
Valley of the Gods
Needles Overlook of Canyonlands
Natural Bridges National Monument
Goosenecks Overlook State Park
38 Major ATV Trailheads, over 3000 miles of trails
Over 3000 miles of ATV and Jeep roads and trails from Moab to Arizona! This is the ATV and Jeep capitol of the world. Everything from desert, to slick rock, sand, and high mountain trails. You will love it here!
Lake Powell Ferry – Halls Crossing & Bullfrog
With multiple vacation rentals to choose from in Moab, to Monticello, LaSal, Blanding, and Monument Valley you’re sure to find the perfect size, price, and location! And you can rest easy knowing that Canyonlands Lodging is providing the absolute best western luxury and cabin price around! Be sure to check out our early booking specials – where you save big with our exclusive multi-day discounts!