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Southeastern Utah

Southeastern Utah is anchored by Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and the active tourism basecamps of Moab and Green River.

Further south, travelers can explore the vast stretch of land known as Bears Ears country, which includes active and ancient Native American communities and historic sites, such as Monument Valley and Hovenweep.

Prepare for Busy Season

Recommended regional trip length:

Plan for three days to fully experience the two national parks:

Add an additional day for each of the following:

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    4 Days

    The Complete Arches Trip

    Discover a new side of Arches National Park with this four day itinerary. Start exploring the hidden gems in the Arches region today.

    Hiking, Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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    5 Days

    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.

    Hiking, Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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    3 Days

    Bears Ears Area Starter Kit

    A pair of distinctive, towering buttes stand against beautiful scenery. We call them "Bears Ears." With the help of local expertise, respectfully explore ancestral cliff dwellings and massive natural bridges in a fascinating desert ecosystem.

    Community, Hiking, History and Heritage, Native American, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Solitude

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Regional Highlights

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3 Days

Denver to Moab: A High-Octane Weekend Road Trip

Start planning your road trip from Denver to Moab with three days of mountain biking, hiking, skydiving, rafting and experiencing the best of Moab.

Adventure, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Watersports and Rafting

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3 Days

Iconic Classics Southeast

Three days on the open roads of Southeastern Utah is just enough for a taste of two of its most iconic national parks — Arches and Canyonlands — and a few things in between.

ATV and off-road, Guided Experiences, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Watersports and Rafting

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5 Days

Winter Aglow in Southeastern Utah

Find your sense of adventure and awe in the vast yet intricate swaths of desert from Arches National Park to Monument Valley. From delicate river-fed ecosystems to crimson-hued rock buttresses, this magical landscape is awash in history, dating back thousands of years to the original Native American settlers to whom these places were sacred.

Adventure, Hiking, History and Heritage, Native American, Non-ski Winter Activities, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Stargazing

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6 Days

Phoenix to Monument Valley: Exploring Utah's Historic Sites

Share the same reverence for the landscape as the first prehistoric inhabitants and the modern-day Native Nations as you embark on this six-day road trip to the Monument Valley region.

Hiking, History and Heritage, Native American, Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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4 Days

Salt Lake City to Moab

Moab is Utah’s adventure epicenter — a place where world-renowned natural destinations are scattered around a town that’s brimming with local charm. Be sure to bring a vivid imagination and taste for exploration along with your hiking shoes, sunscreen and water bottle, because this is not your typical retreat.

Adventure, Arts, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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Parks & Outdoors

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