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The Grand Loop in Utah!

The Grand Loop in Utah!

To plan your visit to Southeastern Utah will land you in the center of 40 Monuments, Parks, Ruin and Petroglyph Sites!

The Grand Loop, during your stay at Blanding Ut Hotels, will start you from Blanding, your first visit being a 1/2 mile hike to Butler Wash Ruins, and amazing display of ruins and an ancient worship site. Your next stop from Blanding Ut Hotels will be a visit to Mule Canyon Ruins, a display of ruin walls and a worship site dating archeologically back into late Book of Mormon times, about 300 to 400AD. From there, you will travel to Natural Bridges National Monument where you will see first hand the second largest natural bridge in the world, spanning almost 400 feet. Natural Bridges is a top place in the world for night sky viewing and is on the world registry. You will then proceed south from Blanding UT Hotels on highway 261 to Muley Point Overlook where you will see into 4 states. Proceed down the Moqui Dugway, dropping 1100 feet with amazing views of Monument Valley, and then on to Goosenecks State Park. After leaving Goosenecks, you will see the famous Mexican Hat Rock, as seen in the Walt Disney animated movie, “Cars.” The town of Mexican Hat is Radiator Springs in the movie.

From there, you will travel East on Highway 163 to the original town of Bluff Utah, settled by the Mormon “Hole in the Rock” Pioneers. You will stop at Bluff Fort and tour the Visitors Center, watching the movies of the re-creation of driving horse drawn wagons through the most treacherous and rough terrain in all of North America. For the children, there is a scavenger hunt through all of the cabin sites, and upon completion are awarded a bag of polished native rocks. It is now dinner time and you will want to join us for dinner at Dukes Bistro or the Twin Rocks Cafe before traveling back to your cabin at Blanding Ut Hotels.

You will now return to Blanding Ut Hotels for a great night stay in your private cabin, sitting around the campfire in the trees with a full kitchen and all the amenities you can want.

Call us at 435-220-1050 or email at info@canyonlandslodging.com

Attached is a photo of our Cedars Cottage, known as the Cedars, secluded and quiet in the trees.