Category Archives: National Monuments

International Dark Sky Week 2017

San Juan County, UT is proud to be home to FOUR International Dark Sky Parks! (Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument)  What better place to celebrate International Dark Sky Week than … Continue reading

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National Park Week- April 15th-23rd, 2017

National Park Week starts this Saturday with FREE entrance to all National Parks and Monuments on both the opening, and closing weekends of the 9-day celebration: April 15th & 16th and April 22nd & 23rd. In addition to being home … Continue reading

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Target Ruin & Ballroom Cave

We always have a week or so of awesome weather in the beginning of March, and this year we were lucky to have just over two straight weeks of warm, sunny days!  On the first weekend of our stretch of … Continue reading

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Natural Bridges National Monument

As promised in my post last month on the Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument, I’m re-visiting Natural Bridges to post a little more on the bridges themselves. By now I’ve probably been to Natural Bridges about 8-10 times … Continue reading

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The Making of the ‘San Juan County – Utah’s Canyon Country’ Video

Last fall we were just beginning to work on our new website (which is up and running and can be viewed HERE) and we spent 2 1/2 days working with a photo and video crew shooting all over San Juan … Continue reading

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The Locals Know… Tips From the People Who Live Here!

One of the best ways for visitors to see what San Juan County has to offer is to ask the people who live here!  I went out and asked a few local residents what they would recommend for visitors to … Continue reading

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Hovenweep National Monument- Square Tower Ruins

The very first hike I went on after I moved to Monticello was at Hovenweep National Monument, on the Utah/Colorado border.  Up until then, I don’t think I had ever heard of Hovenweep, but when my husband and I were … Continue reading

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