Travel through Utah's Monument Valley desert country on the Utah Trail of the Ancients

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Utah Trail of the Ancients

The Utah portion of the Trail of the Ancients includes the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) Country of southeastern Utah, providing an opportunity to view archaeological, cultural and historic sites, as well as Natural Bridges National Monument.

Walk through time in the vivid deserts of southeastern Utah. Visit vast Monument Valley, the gentle San Juan River, and numerous Ancestral Puebloan sites. All creatures from collared lizzards, to chipmunks to bighorn sheep have a place in the desert's delicate ecosystem.

Utah Trail of the Ancients

What You Need to Know about Utah Trail of the Ancients:

  • Major towns along the route: Monticello, Blanding, Bluff
  • Special features: Monument Valley, Natural Bridges National Monument, Valley of the Gods, Comb Ridge, Edge of the Cedars State Park
  • Distance: 366 miles
  • Driving time without stops: 6 hours