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Introducing Moab & Southeastern Utah

Nicknamed Canyon Country, this desolate corner of Utah is home to soaring snow-blanketed peaks towering over plunging red-rock river canyons. The terrain is so inhospitable that it was the last region to be mapped in the continental US.

Over 65 million years, water carved serpentine, sheer-walled gorges along the course of the Colorado and Green Rivers, which define the borders of Canyonlands National Park, Utah’s largest. Nearby Arches National Park encompasses more rock arches than anywhere else worldwide. Between the parks lies Moab, the state’s premier destination for mountain biking, river-running and 4WD-ing. South of Moab, ancestral Puebloan sites are scattered among wilderness areas and parks, most notably Monument Valley, which extends into Arizona.

This section is organized roughly north to south, beginning with Green River, on I-70, and following Hwy 191 into the southeastern corner of the state.