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Blanding

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Blanding mixes cowboy culture with Native American and prehistoric history. Edge of the Cedars State Park & Museum is the only sanctioned repository for ancient artifacts in the Four Corners region. The museum showcases Ancestral Puebloan culture with contemporary Native American and the largest display of artifacts in the Four Corners. The Dinosaur Museum is an accredited federal fossil repository, with a collection of life-size dinosaur models, skeletons, fossilized dinosaur skin, and a huge petrified tree that is over 250 million years old. The Pioneer Museum, within the Blanding Visitor Center, presents more recent artifacts from the European settlers to the area. The museum also houses a delightful display of locally-created quilts.  Blanding is the beginning of the Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway. Blanding hosts the Hillman Triathlon in July, the Four Corners Indian Art Market in May, the Fourth of July Celebration, and co-hosts the San Juan ATV Safari in September.

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San Juan and the Trail of the Ancients

Written By Andrew Dash Gillman

At almost 8,000 square miles, San Juan is Utah's largest county, nearly the size of New Jersey. Between the Needles district of Canyonlands and Four Corners there are vast lands of incredible wilderness, national forest, the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and beautiful rivers and...

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Native Spirit

Countless generations of Native Americans have called the landscapes of Utah home, from the hunter-gatherers of the prehistoric era to the more than 50 Native Nations currently in Utah.

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Southern Dinos and Goblins

From fossils and petroglyphs to slot canyons and goblins, you’ll have four days of “oohs” and “ahhs” for the whole adventuring family.

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The Complete Canyonlands Trip

The Canyonlands Region of Utah combines the best of the Moab area's easy proximity to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park's most accessible district with some of the United State's most remote and culturally significant landscapes.

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