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Details: Cedar Mesa, Utah

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GETTING THERE

Frontier Airlines offers connecting flights from Reagan National to Moab, Utah. United offers connecting flights from BWI Marshall and Dulles International. The Bureau of Land Management’s Kane Gulch Ranger Station, the northern gateway to Cedar Mesa, is a 125-mile drive south of Moab.

WHERE TO STAY

Camping

Ranger Station, Highway 261, about four miles south of Highway 95

435-587-1500

www.blm.gov/ut

Dispersed roadside camping is allowed without a permit on Cedar Mesa. Backcountry camping requires a permit, which you can get from the Kane Gulch Ranger Station for $8 per person per trip.

Desert Rose Inn

701 Main St., Bluff

888-475-7673

www.desertroseinn.com

Rooms in this timber lodge have log furniture and private porches. Rates from $119.

Stone Lizard Lodging

88 West Center, Blanding

435-678-3323

www.stonelizardlodging.com

Most of these recently remodeled rooms have a fridge and microwave. Rates from $59.

WHERE TO EAT

Twin Rocks Cafe

913 E. Navajo Twins Dr., Bluff

435-672-2341

www.twinrockscafe.com

A diner serving soups, salads, burgers and Navajo tacos. Entrees start at $9.

Peace Tree Juice Cafe

516 N. Main, Monticello

435-587-5063

www.peacetreecafe.com

This cafe serves healthful salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Entrees start at $8.

WHAT TO DO

Far Out Expeditions

Seventh and Mulberry, Bluff

435-672-2294

faroutexpeditions.net

Guide Vaughn Hadenfeldt leads hikers to remote ruins, artifacts and geological formations on Cedar Mesa. Day hiking trips start at $165 per person for five or more people, and overnight backcountry trips start at $200 per person per day for four or more.

INFORMATION

www.blm.gov/ut

K.S.

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