Bicentennial Highway In Utah

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Bicentennial Highway

Located approximately 80 miles south of Moab, this breathtaking drive passes by some of the most scenic landscapes in the southwest, including Natural Bridges National Monument, as well as the Colorado River.

  • Approximately 80 miles south of Moab.
  • Drive time is approximately four hours
  • Highlights include Mule Canyon Indian Ruins, Natural Bridges National Monument, and the Colorado River.

Overview

The Bicentennial Highway, completed in 1976, follows UT-95 for 164 miles from Blanding to in San Juan County to Hanksville in Wayne County. Along the route the by-way passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the southwest, including Natural Bridges National Monument and The Colorado River.

Driving Directions

From Moab, head south on US-191 for approximately 80 miles. Turn right at UT-95 and begin your drive.

Time/Distance

The route is 164 miles and takes approximately four hours.

Highlights

  • Butler Wash Indian Ruins: Located just off the by-way, here you’ll find a small ancestral cliff dwelling. There is a small foot trial available to access the ruins.
  • Mule Canyon Indian Ruins: Another fantastic example of ancient Anasazi ruins, this cliff dwelling is accessible via a short hike.
  • Natural Bridges National Monument: Among the most famous attractions in the southwest, Natural Bridges is home to some of the best examples of natural stone formations.
  • Manti-La Sal National Forest: The Manti-La Sal National Forest is home to some 1,270,646 acres of forest land.
  • Colorado River: Cross over the mighty Colorado River.
  • Breathtaking Views: Enjoy views of massive peaks in the background, including Mt. Hillers, Mt. Pennel, and Mt. Ellen.

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