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Blanding

4.5
State Parks · Geologic Formations · Scenic Drive
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. The population was 3,375 at the 2010 census, making it the most populated city in San Juan County. It was settled in the late 19th century by Mormon settlers, predominantly from the famed Hole-In-The-Rock expedition. Economic contributors include mineral processing, mining, agriculture, local commerce, tourism, and transportation.Blanding is located near both the Navajo and White Mesa Ute Native American reservations, and a significant percentage of Blanding's population has family ties to these nearby cultures. Blanding is a gateway to an abundance of nearby natural and archaeological resources, including The Dinosaur Museum, Natural Bridges National Monument, Monument Valley and the Four Corners area, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell), Cedar Mesa archaeological and wilderness area, the San Juan River including Goosenecks State Park, and the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. It is located approximately 1 hour south of the popular recreation hub of Moab and Arches National Park.
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Geologic Formation
Natural Bridges National Monument
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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State Park
Goosenecks State Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
The Edge of the Cedars State Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Drive
Utah State Route 95
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Blanding

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours Monument Valley
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Geologic Formation
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Monument Valley
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Monument Valley
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Monument Valley
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Blanding

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Specialty Museum
The Dinosaur Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Mule Canyon Ruins
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Butler Wash Archeological Ruin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Drive
Arch Canyon
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Blanding

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History Museum
Huck's Museum and Trading Post
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Cedar Mesa Pottery
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Blanding

Geologic Formation
Little Westwater Ruin
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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