Things to do in Monticello

Monticello is located in southeastern Utah right between Moab and Blanding. This area is a huge hotspot for adventures, so we have made this page to outline some fun ideas if you are traveling in the area. Here are a few things that Monticello has to offer: Wilson Arch is located…

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Hovenweep National Monument with Kids

Hovenweep National Monument is so far down in the corner of Utah that it is often overlooked. We were so excited when we were able to visit this fascinating park. It definitely did not disappoint. Hovenweep proved to be very family-friendly, and we learned a lot of Utah history, too! Getting…

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Frontier Museum in Monticello

The Frontier Museum is connected to the Southeast Welcome Center in Monticello. Monticello, Blanding, and Bluff have rich Pioneer histories, and each has a unique way of presenting their story. The Frontier Museum is a small pioneer museum. It's feature item is a huge tractor made in 1912. You can't miss this…

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Moki Dugway

The Moki Dugway is one of the most extreme drives in the Western US. It was constructed by a mining company back in the 50s as a shortcut for transporting uranium. Later, the state of Utah took over this section of the highway and named it Route 261. The dugway itself…

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Canyonlands Kid Hikes

Canyonlands National Park has some great hikes for kids. Our three boys ages 7, 4, and 1 completed each of the following hikes (though the little one rode in the backpack on the longer hikes). If you are planning a trip to Canyonlands, make sure that you understand that there are…

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Blanding Visitor’s Center

The Blanding Visitor's CenterThe Blanding Visitor's Center is an essential stop is you are in the Blanding area. There is a small museum with some interesting artifacts and a gift shop. The museum includes scenes from Blanding's early days, and it is free. It will only take a few minutes to…

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