Blanding, UT: The Gateway to Utah’s Canyon Country

Muley Point
Photo Courtesy of BluffUtah.Org

If you’re an avid RVer, or even if you’re a rookie, Utah should be at the top of your list when considering places to visit. You’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere in the US that’s more amazing than the great state of Utah. It’s a naturally wonderful state with mountains, state parks and plenty of places to park your RV for a vacation. When looking around for RV-friendly areas in Utah, consider Blanding. Located in the southeast corner of the state, Blanding is surrounded by state parks and is knows as the “Gateway to Utah’s Canyon Country”.

Manti-La Sal National Forest

Just south of Blanding is the Manti-La Sal National Forest, a state park with 1.2 million acres of meadows, mountaintops, lakes, streams and much more. This park has a wide variety of natural attractions and is also home to the second highest mountain range in the state. An extensive network of ATV and hiking trails makes the park an adventure lover’s dream.

Edge of the Cedars State Park

The museum at Edge of Cedars State Park houses the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery in the Four Corners Area. There are enough ruins and relics to accommodate a day-long trip. You could even come back and see something new each time you visit! This site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and was given the designation as a State Historical Monument in 1970. If you love archaeology and the history of Utah, you can’t go wrong here.

The Dinosaur Museum

In Blanding, the Dinosaur Museum presents the history of these creatures using skeletons, realistic models and life-like sculptures. You’ll see dinosaur eggs and a model of how the Earth looked when dinosaurs roamed the lands. I would say this is a kid’s treat, but let’s be honest… The adults love it just as much as the kids do.

Blue Mountain RV Park and Trading Post

Located in Blanding, Blue Mountains makes a great home base surrounded by the natural wonders of Utah. Full hookups, city water access, free wi-fi, 44 units, and a short walk to a grocery store are just a few of the amenities of this RV park. Sit back and enjoy the sunsets and the view.

Muley Point, Moki Dugway

26 miles south of Blanding, the Moki Dugway is a roadway dug into the hillside. 3 miles of winding road takes you 1,200 feet into the heart of the Valley of the Gods, encountering breathtaking views of the best Utah has to offer. Muley Point (see above photo) provides viewers with a panoramic view of the Goosenecks of the San Juan River, and the vast, sweeping valleys of the desert valley below. If you’re not afraid of heights, then Muley Point is right up your alley.

Utah is an RVers dream, with so many natural wonders and spectacular attractions, you could go anywhere and enjoy your trip. So don’t miss the opportunity to stop by our wonderful state. You’re sure to love the people and the scenery. Share with us any travel tips for visiting Utah on our Facebook page.

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