Road trips from Southern California: Utah
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( Bureau of Land Management )
Distance: 683 one-way
The mesa and canyons here highlight classic southern Utah wow factors: stunning red rock and sandstone arches.
What makes this area east of Blanding a standout is an abundance of prehistoric dwellings and artifacts that date back as much as 1,200 years go.
Info: Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Field Office, (435) 587-1500
-- Mary Forgione
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