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Most people don't make it past Moab, which is a shame. Monticello is the perfect hub for visiting some of Utah's most hidden gems.
Canyonlands National Park Needles District
The Needles forms the southeast corner of Canyonlands and was named for the colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstone that dominate the area.
While traveling from Blanding to Moab, you will come across Church Rock. This beautiful rock formation is full of color. It's definitely worth the time to stop and take a few pictures.
Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument
Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument is a Utah state monument featuring a rock panel carved with one of the largest known collections of petroglyphs. The 200-square-foot (19 m2) rock is a part of
Canyon Country Discovery Center
Canyon Country Discovery Center creates lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau through adventure, education, and stewardship.
Butler Wash Ruins
Although the ruin has not been restored, the area is partially developed. The Butler Wash Ruins access is well signed with the parking area right on the highway.