Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Bluff

Comb Ridge Coffee

An adobe gallery and cafe with standout single-pour coffee, blue-corn pancakes and breakfast sandwiches loaded with peppers and eggs. Plans are in the works to add pizzas in the evenings. Service may be slow.
Top Choice Burgers in Moab


Meet greasy goodness. A triathlete couple bought this classic 1954 burger stand and smartly changed nothing. Heaven is one of their honest burgers, jammed with pickles, fresh lettuce, a side of fresh-cut fries and c…
Top Choice Southwestern in Moab

Desert Bistro

Stylized preparations of game and fresh, flown-in seafood are the specialty at this welcoming white-tablecloth restaurant inside an old house. Think smoked elk in a huckleberry glaze, pepper-seared scallops and jica…
Park in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & Lake Powell

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge is the largest natural bridge in the world, at 290ft high and 275ft wide. A sacred Navajo site, it resembles the graceful arc of a rainbow. Most visitors arrive by boat (, with a 2-…
House in Moab

Hole 'n the Rock

An unabashed tourist trap 12 miles south of Moab, Hole ’n the Rock is a 5000-sq-ft home-cum-cave carved into sandstone and decorated in knockout 1950s kitsch.
Native American in Bluff

Twin Rocks Cafe & Trading Post

Get your fry bread (deep-fried dough) as a breakfast sandwich, wrapped up as a Navajo taco at lunch or accompanying stew with dinner. Beer is also served.
Steak in Bluff

Cottonwood Steakhouse

Salad, steak and beans are big on the menu at this Wild West venue with an outdoor grill (closed in windy conditions). For small appetites, it's worth splitting a plate.
in Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Beautiful, little-visited Hovenweep, meaning 'deserted valley' in the Ute language, contains six sets of prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan sites, five accessed by long hikes.
Park in Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument

Forty miles west of Blanding via Hwy 95, this monument became Utah's first NPS land in 1908. The highlight is a dark-stained, white-sandstone canyon containing three easily accessible natural bridges. The oldest, th…
Museum in Blanding

Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

More a museum than a park, Edge of the Cedars State Park houses a treasure trove of ancient Native American artifacts and pottery gathered from all across southeastern Utah. Informative displays provide a good overv…