Road to the Mighty: All-American Road Trips in Southern Utah

If “epic family road trip” is what you have in mind for your next trip to Utah, look no further. VisitUtah.com has launched The Road to the Mighty as a follow up to "The Mighty 5" campaign to share some of Utah's hidden treasures. The Road to the Mighty helps you plan a road trip on the many scenic highways and byways that trace their way through Utah's famed National Parks.
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Monument Valley is one of America's classic road trip destinations.

There are far more scenic sights in Utah than the classic 5:  Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches. If you want to get off the beaten path and have an All-American adventure, these 5 national parks, the “Mighty Five”, can be connected by several different road trips that take you through gorgeous landscapes like Monument Valley. VisitUtah.com has created an interactive list of 25 different road trip itineraries but to make it even easier, we've paired down the list to a few of our favorites. Visitors view pottery at the Edge of the Cedars Museum

Native Spirit

This 4 day, 515-mile road trip starts in Moab with Arches National Park and winds down to the Edge of the Cedars State Park & Museum in Blanding, then to Hovenweep National Monument, then on to Bluff to visit the Sand Island Petroglyph Panel and finally to Monument Valley. This whirlwind of a tour experiences Utah’s heritage and Native American connections to the land as witnessed through rock art, cliff dwellings and more.

Southern Dinos and Goblins

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 4.28.00 PM Because you could spend your entire road trip in southeast Utah, Visit Utah created one just for that! Southern Dinos and Goblins is 4 Days and 430 miles that take you to the Bluff Fort, Sand Island Petroglyph Panel, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges National Monument and more.

Footsteps of the Explorers

Fort-72 For a bigger road trip, try Footsteps of the Explorers. Totaling 6 days and 680 miles, its treasures will include the Bluff Fort, the Monument Valley Jeep Tour, a historic Drive-In and the John Wesley Powell Museum. This road trip starts in Green River and ends in Escalante.

Southwest Silver Screen

shutterstock_111755141 (1)mon vall resized Southwest Silver Screen takes you to Forrest Gump Point. Need we say more? Are too many options making it hard to decide? The good news is that Bluff is a great gateway or rest stop for many of these itineraries. And with our great lodging options, including RV and tent camping, we have the perfect location to host you and your family. You may catch the Road to the Mighty TV commercials that are airing across the southwest through April. For additional road trip ideas, see our recent blog 8 Great Road Trip Ideas from Bluff.