Moab and Southeastern Utah

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  • Colorado River Scenic Byway—Highway 128

    1. Colorado River Scenic Byway—Highway 128

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    One of the most scenic drives in the country, Highway 128 intersects U.S. 191 3 miles south of Arches. The 44-mile highway runs along the Colorado...Read More

    Colorado River Scenic Byway—Highway 128
  • 2. Dead Horse Point State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    One of the gems of Utah's state park system, 34 miles southwest from Moab, this park overlooks a sweeping oxbow of the Colorado River, some...Read More

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  • 3. Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Possibly the most interesting state park in Utah, Edge of the Cedars is one of the nation's foremost museums dedicated to the Ancestral Puebloan...Read More

  • 4. John Wesley Powell River History Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Learn what it was like to travel down the Green and Colorado rivers in the 1800s in wooden boats. A series of displays tracks the Powell Party...Read More

  • 5. Bear Dance

    Festival–Sight

    In September you can see traditional Ute ceremonial dances at the Bear Dance, sponsored by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in a four-day celebration...Read More

  • 6. Bluff Arts Festival

    Festival–Sight

    A growing local artist community shows off its chops during this annual festival in mid-October. Each year has a different theme, and features...Read More

  • 7. Bluff International Balloon Festival

    Festival–Sight

    Colorful hot-air balloons—some from as far away as England—take to the skies over Valley of the Gods and the town of Bluff during this mid-January...Read More

  • 8. Canyon Rims Recreation Area

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    With a few hours to spare (or a night if you enjoy backcountry camping), you can enjoy two remarkable canyon-country vistas. Turn off U.S. 191...Read More

  • Colorado River Scenic Byway—Highway 279

    9. Colorado River Scenic Byway—Highway 279

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    If you're interested in Native American rock art, Highway 279 northwest of Moab is a perfect place to spend a couple of hours. To get there...Read More

    Colorado River Scenic Byway—Highway 279
  • 10. Crystal Geyser

    Geological Site

    If you're very lucky, you might get to catch this geyser in action. It erupts every 14 to 16 hours for sometimes as long as 30 minutes. The...Read More

  • 11. Dinosaur Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Skeletons, fossils, footprints, and reconstructed dinosaur skins are all on display at this small museum. Hallways hold a collection of movie...Read More

  • 12. Easter Jeep Safari

    Festival–Sight

    Each year during the weeklong Easter Jeep Safari thousands of four-wheel-drive vehicles descend on Moab to tackle some of the toughest backcountry...Read More

  • 13. Four Corners Monument

    Local Interest–Sight

    The Navajo Nation manages this interesting landmark about 65 miles southeast of Bluff and 6 miles north of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. Primarily...Read More

  • 14. Goblin Valley State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Strange-looking "hoodoos" rise up from the desert landscape 12 miles north of Hanksville, making Goblin Valley home to some of the weirdest...Read More

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  • 15. Goosenecks State Park

    Geological Site

    From the overlook you can peer down on what geologists claim is the best example of an "entrenched meander" in the world. The river's serpentine...Read More

  • 16. Green River State Park

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    A shady respite on the banks of the Green River, the park is best known for its golf course. It's also the starting point for boaters drifting...Read More

  • 17. Hole 'n the Rock

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This place, 12 miles south of Moab, looks almost too kitschy from the road, but it's a worthwhile stop, especially for road-weary kids. A short...Read More

  • 18. Hovenweep National Monument

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    The best place in southeast Utah to see ancient tower ruins dotting the scenic cliffs, if you're headed south from Canyonlands and have an interest...Read More

  • La Sal Mountain Loop

    19. La Sal Mountain Loop

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    With beautiful lakes and welcoming shade, these mountains outside Moab offer cool relief from the desert's hot summers, and striking scenery...Read More

    La Sal Mountain Loop
  • 20. Moki Dugway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Northwest of Valley of the Gods, Highway 261 takes you to the Moki Dugway, a road that was bulldozed out of a cliff during the uranium boom...Read More

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