San Juan County, Utah

Bursting with the natural icons of the Colorado Plateau including Monument Valley and the vast Canyonlands of Utah
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Monument Valley. Courtesy Photo

Explore Canyonlands National Park. Examine the ruins of ancient structures at Hovenweep National Monument. Hike to three of the world’s largest natural stone bridges at Natural Bridges National Monument. Wonder at the size of the world’s largest natural stone bridge at Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Play in the sparkling blue water of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Learn of the Navajo culture at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Examine ancient culture at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum.

San Juan County is virtually an outdoor museum of ancient ruins and rock art as well as one of the last surviving locales where cowboys and girls work cattle from horseback. Our outdoor museum is a place to discover, to excite, to enjoy, to imagine; a place to explore, stimulate, and inspire!

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