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best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

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best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

Google maps gave me three routes between these places, although they are probably all scenic would like to know best one!

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1. Re: best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

I would probably pick the second route via Ridgway, Telluride, Dolores, Dove Creek and Monticello for the awesome mountain scenery of Dallas Divide, Telluride, Lizard Head Pass, etc. Unless you'd like to stop and visit Arches National Park, Canyonlands, maybe Dead Horse Point State Park...then you would want to go around by Grand Junction to Moab.

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2. Re: best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

Hi, Thanks for the reply. I'll take your advice since I have been to Moab and seen all the places you have mentioned. This is the first time I've ever corresponded with someone on a website like, really appreciate your help!

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3. Re: best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

You're very welcome, and welcome to Trip Advisor & the Colorado forums. Now that you've seen how easy it is, you'll be using it for all your trips!

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4. Re: best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

Do you have time for Anasazi Heritage Center, Canyons of the Ancients Nat Mon? If so, head to Dolores, then take the beautiful drive from Cortez through McElmo Canyon (County Road G west of Cortez) to Hovenweep, then Bluff and then up to Blanding.

http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc.html

blm.gov/co/…blm-canm-visitor_information.html

http://www.nps.gov/hove/index.htm

http://www.bluffutah.org/

Edited: 7:29 pm, September 05, 2011
5. Re: best scenic route from Montrose Co. to Blanding Ut.

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