Consider yourself invited to join us for an unforgettable visit to Blanding Utah. Located between Lake Powell, Natural Bridges National Monument, and Arches National Park in Moab, Blanding is the perfect hub to visit all your destinations in South Eastern Utah. We are surrounded by more State, Tribal, and National Parks and Monuments than anywhere else in the United States. We are at the center of the newly formed Bears Ears National Monument. Come see why so many are focusing their attention to this wondrous monument country and experience the solitude of the region.
Whether you want to get out on your own to discover the ancient “Anasazi” or Ancestral Puebloans, or simply want to take in the natural vistas of the amazing canyons and natural wonders… Blanding is the perfect basecamp.
When you stay in Blanding, you are staying in a mega of outdoor adventure and world class cultural history. For more information on places to stay during your adventures in the Blanding, Utah area, click HERE.
At The Dinosaur Museum, the complete history of the world of the dinosaurs is presented. Skeletons, fossilized skin, eggs, footprints, state-of-the-art graphics, and beautifully realistic sculptures present the dinosaurs from the Four Corners region and throughout the globe.
In the museum you will see exhibits which show dinosaurs from the different countries and how they were distributed throughout the globe. You will also view the latest in dinosaur skin research, which shows startling new aspects to some familiar dinosaurs. Enjoy the displays of dinosaur eggs from around the world, and the baby Protoceratops and Maiasaura sculptures.
Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum
View the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery on display in the Four Corners Region and explore an authentic Puebloan village behind the museum. In addition to permanent collections, Edge of the Cedars offers special exhibits, festivals, and events throughout the year.
Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1976 and the only known location of tritylodont fossils, Comb Ridge stands as as 120 mile long monocline, extending from the Manti-Lasal National Forest to the San Juan River before curving to the southwest towards Kayenta, AZ.
Cedar Mesa is a plateau in San Juan County in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Utah. It extends from Elk Ridge in the north, Comb Wash to the east, the gorge of the San Juan River to the south, and Grand Gulch to the west, an area of over 400 square miles (1,000 km2). The center of the mesa is located at approximately 37°26'N and 109°55'W, at an elevation of 6,500 feet (2,000 m). The surrounding terrain has a typical elevation of just 4,200 feet (1,300 m) Most of Cedar Mesa is included in the newly declared (2016) Bears Ears National Monument.
Natural Bridges National Monument
Three majestic natural bridges invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home.
Bears Ears National Monument
The monument protects the public land surrounding the Bears Ears—a pair of mesas—and the Indian Creek corridor rock climbing area. The name of the region is the same in each of the native languages represented there; the names are listed in the presidential proclamation as "Hoon’Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe" meaning "Bears Ears".
Guides & Outfitters
Get off the beaten path!
Blanding is your gateway to so many amazing experiences. Centrally located within 90 miles of 17 National, Tribal, and State parks and monuments you must consider staying a few days to take it all in.
For lifetime experiences you won’t forget check out guides & outfitters in the area.