Moab and Southeastern Utah: Places to Explore

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  • Blanding

    For nearly the first 20 years of its life, Blanding, a small place near the base of the Abajo and Henry mountains, was known as Grayson. This changed when Thomas Bicknell, a well-heeled man from the East... Read more

  • Bluff

    Bluff, settled in 1880, is one of southeastern Utah's oldest towns. Mormon pioneers built a ranching empire that made the town at one time the richest per capita in the state. Although this early period... Read more

  • Green River

    Named for the river that runs through town, Green River, Utah, and its namesake are historically important. Early Indians used the river for centuries. The Old Spanish Trail also crossed the river, and... Read more

  • Lake Powell

  • La Sal Mountains

    Although Moab is best known for its slickrock desert, it's also the gateway to the second-highest mountain range in the state—the 12,000-foot La Sal Mountains. Long a favorite stomping ground of locals... Read more

  • Mexican Hat

    Tiny Mexican Hat lies on the north bank of the San Juan River. Named for a nearby rock formation, which you can't miss on the way into town, Mexican Hat is a jumping-off point for visiting two geological... Read more

  • Moab

    When you first drive onto Main Street, Moab's commercial, downtown strip, you might not get the town's appeal right away. The wide thoroughfare is lined with T-shirt shops and touristy restaurants, and... Read more

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