Abajo Haven in the Wildlife of Canyonlands Utah

Visiting the southwest of the United States of America is always an unforgettable experience. Utah is one of the most beautiful place of this country and the perfect base to visit the West. "Abajo Haven" is a natural and unique settlement for travelers who want experience a starred night around a fire. Everything is right outside these authentic cabins where you can even cook like a pioneer meanwhile you go around for Canyonlands region and its parks. Far away looking to east in the crispy air of March you can see the Colorado Mountains and to the south you can feel the presence of the Navajo lands.

We enjoyed one night experience this year and we understood that this is the way to feel the western spirit.

Stay in one of their warm, insulated cabins! Portable heaters are provided in each cabin. An outdoor campfire will warm you as you enjoy the snow falling. See the diversity that only this country provides. Snowshoe or cross-country ski the Abajo Mountain. Travel a few miles South of Abajo Haven and hike the desert canyon country. Winter also offers great opportunities to view the elk and wild turkeys that are coming off the mountain to the ranch. This is a good time of year to explore areas south of us such as; Grand Gulch (a large Ancient Native American population lived in the Grand Gulch area), Monument Valley, Natural Bridges State Park, or Hovenweep National Monument.

You will be staying in one of their comfortable, CLEAN log cabins. Each cabin is new and tastefully decorated with a king size bed and 2 twin size beds. You can take comfort in knowing that they take pride in providing you with very clean cabins with fresh bedding. Your PRIVATE restroom cabin (with your group) has all the conveniences of home, including hot showers. All towels and paper items are provided for you.  Cabin and restroom cleaned daily. $89.00/night (includes first night's firewood -$5.00 for firewood after first night). Enjoy sitting by your own campfire each night! Each cabin has an outdoor cooking area where you can fix your own meals, roast marshmallows, or relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

You have several dining options when you stay at Abajo Haven:
  1. Abajo Dinner: $20.00 per person – includes BBQ ribs and chicken, BBQ beans, salad, garlic toast, and extras.
  2. Your Own Cookout - If you didn't bring cooking equipment, don’t worry: we provide all the basic cooking utensils, including pots, pans, plates, cups, and a cooler. You buy your own groceries in town, and you’re ready to whip up your own rustic meal over an open fire. We'll even do the dishes for you because this is your vacation! 
  3. Restaurants – Several dining options are available only 6 miles away in the nearby town of Blanding.

Everyday there is plenty of things to do and to visit. Hiking, horseback riding, rafting and more!

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article by Luca Centoni

pictures by Maria Grazia Sanfelice