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Blanding and Monticello, Utah
There’s a good chance you’ll end up spending the night in Blanding or Monticello. Both towns have a few chain motels, as well as a handful of independently owned ones, and if you don’t stay there, you’ll have a very long drive up to Moab, south into Arizona, or east into Colorado. I chose Blanding as the place to end Day 4 and begin Day 5. However, I quickly learned that Blanding is a town that lives up to its name. After settling into my motel room, I walked up the street to the flashing traffic light. My dinner choices …