FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
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 Coast, offered a huge library of books to any town willing to take his name. In the end, another Utah town got the namesake, and Blanding was so named to honor Bicknell’s wife’s maiden surname.
Blanding ended up splitting the book bounty with the competing town. These days the name seems a bit of a cosmic joke, as there is famously little to do around here. Many residents love it for its peaceful quality, however, and as the biggest town in San Juan County it remains vital in its own way. It’s home to a college and several museums.
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...
Named for the river that runs through town, Green River, Utah, and its namesake are historically important. Early Indians used the river for...