- Our list of the best things to do in Blanding, Utah, features the top 15 nearby activities — including 10 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Blanding, UT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Blanding, UT , followed by 5 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bluff and Monticello
Hovenweep National Monument contains six prehistoric villages built about a 1,000 years ago. The Square Tower Group is the largest and one of the oldest of these villages, and contains a large tower and up to 30 Puebloan ceremonial structures.
Located near Highway 163, Goosenecks State Park is a popular scenic attraction offering panoramic views of the meadering San Juan River. Campsites are available which overlook the beautiful meanders and are equipped with picnic tables, restrooms, a fire ring and a bare tent pad.
Natural Bridges National Monument contains three natural bridges: Sipapu, Kachina, Osachno. Visitors can see the bridges by combining driving with short hikes on a 8.6 mile round trip, as well as camp near the natural bridges, and attend interpretive programs.
Four Corners Adventures has jeep, ATV, hiking, biking, canyoneering, and boating tours of the four corner region. They also sell and rent equipment including jeeps, kayaks, bikes, stand-up paddleboards, as well as have a 12-person loft that can be rented.
Blanding Visitor's Center has multiple facilities to offer ranging from a well-maintained museum of local history, a sitting room furnished with TV and magazines as well as knowledgable staff offering useful information about the area.
The Dinosaur Museum houses a variety of displays ranging from dinosaur eggs, skeletons, footprints, fossils as well as dinosaur sculptures and graphics. Apart from the exhibits, there are also movie posters, models and comics on display as a part of the museum director's personal collection.
Utah State Route 95 offers a scenic drive with views of multiple geological formations surrounding the road. A major attraction here is the House on Fire which is famous for its unique color and rock pattern.
Newspaper Rock Recreation Site contains petroglyph site located along Indian Creek with some of it being up to 2,000 years old. It is believed the original inhabitants drew these pictures to communicate with each other, and they have been added to over time.
Featuring the work of local artisans, Blue Mountain Artisans, LCA is a shop that sells photography prints, jewelry, and pottery. The shop hosts events like art workshops where visitors can learn skills like wire jewelry making.
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San Juan County Road 263 (Arch Canyon Road), Blanding, UT MoreLess Info
Mule Canyon Ruins are a set of restored and preserved ruins dating back to the time of the Anasazi civilization. Apart from the easily spotted roadside ruins, there are other lesser-known sites which can be reached through a hike up the canyon.