Utah Bucket List ~ Southeast Region

Ok, I’m back at the bucket lists after a crazy start to the school year as I’ve been building my own curriculum for confirmation class! Utah’s Visitor Guide is less than stellar when it comes to giving clear distinct regions to travel to, or the towns attractions are located in. So, I had to pave my own way in creating regions and had to do a lot of research of my own to find where certain attractions were. I did my best, so hopefully I generally have things in the right place! Since we last were in Colorado, we are beginning our Utah journey in the Southeast corner of the state.

Blanding

  • Bears Ears National Monument: The national monument is actual run by the US Forest Service. It is best known for its two large mesas that resemble bear’s ears.
  • Edge of the Cedars State Park: This state park is also a museum that protects the archaeological find of Ancestral Puebloan sites.
  • Hovenweep National Monument: This area preserves 6 prehistoric villages.

Green River

  • Goblin Valley State Park: This state park features several mushroon shaped “hoodoos” or “goblins” as they are called by the locals.
  • San Rafael Swell: There are three main areas I’d love to see in the swell. These include Little Wild Horse Canyon, The Wedge Overlook, and Buckhorn Wash Road with its ancient pictographs.

Lake Powell

  • Natural Bridges National Monument: These area preserves 3 natural bridges.

Mexican Hat

  • Goosenecks State Park: State park that overlooks the San Juan River.

Moab

  • Arches National Park: This national park is home to more than 2000 sandstone arches.
  • Canyonlands National Park: Park known for its dramatic desert landscape that was carved by the Colorado River.
  • Dead Horse State Park: This state park has beautiful overlooks of both the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

All attractions were found in the 2019 Utah Travel Guide.

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