Home / Travel Guides - Blanding

More About
Blanding, UT

Southern Rockies

Road Trips

About BlandingOriginally a trading center for surrounding stock ranches, Blanding was founded in 1905 following the establishment of an irrigation project that still provides water for hay and grain crops. Several trading posts in town offer Native American arts and crafts.

Some of southeastern Utah's most dramatic canyon country is nearby. Natural Bridges National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are west via SR 95.

Beginning just southwest of town is the 100-mile loop known as the Trail of the Ancients, along which can be seen many remnants of the Anasazi Indian culture that flourished A.D. 300-1300. The trail begins at Edge of the Cedars State Park and follows US 191 and US 163 east to Mexican Hat, then north on SR 261 and east again on SR 95. Some sections of SR 261 are unpaved and not recommended for RVs or trailers. A side trip detour on SR 262 off the Trail of the Ancients leads to Hovenweep National Monument.

Visitor Centers Blanding Visitor Center 12 N. Grayson Pkwy. Blanding, UT 84511. Phone:(435)678-3662

Things to Do The Dinosaur Museum

Edge of the Cedars State Park

Read More

Blanding, UT

Top AAA Diamond Hotels

AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now