Visitor guide offers 101 ideas for a fun summer

The San Juan Record is delighted to release the eighth-annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County.

The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s edition of the San Juan Record and is also available at local businesses and visitor centers.

The annual guide returns better than ever after a strange 2020 season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that the difficult challenges related to the pandemic seem to be under control, local residents and visitors alike are anxious to have a great summer in San Juan County. The guide is intended to help in that effort.

“This provides more than 100 great ideas to see and do while experiencing the spectacular place we call home,” said Bayley Hedglin, executive director of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a partner in the publication.

“Our biggest challenge each year is narrowing down the options to just 101 ways to experience San Juan County,” said San Juan Record Editor Bill Boyle. “I guess we could print 1,001 ways, but it would take 640 pages!”

There are a number of new adventures in the 2021 version of the magazine, which includes glossy color on every page.

Every corner of San Juan County is included, from the waters of Lake Powell to the Four Corners Monument to Dead Horse Point.

The guide includes two checklists this year, a list of the 101 ways to experience the area and a list of advertisers in the guide.

“The goal is to help visitors and residents alike have a great time in San Juan County,” said Boyle. “We want people to be safe, to take advantage of all the business resources we have here, and to have an unforgettable experience.”

In addition to the publication, the magazine can be accessed at

The San Juan Record and our Facebook page will include updates and weekly reminders of the 101 list. Visit the page and share your experiences completing the 101 tasks.

In addition, Redrock Radio will remind listeners about the availability of the visitor guide.

So many San Juan County residents and visitors have never experienced some of the world–renowned opportunities so close to home. We encourage you to read through the book, pick out the top experiences, and get going.

If your kids complain that there isn’t anything to do, tell them they have to be kidding and put them to work on the lists.

San Juan County has provided funding to the Chamber of Commerce to print additional copies of the magazine for area visitor centers. With 25,000 printed copies, it the largest print run of the visitor guide yet.

The book is full of spectacular photos, many from readers of the San Juan Record. Terrance Huge, a wonderful photographer who works for the Cincinnati Enquirer, provides the stunning cover photo of the White Mesa Bear Dance.

Of course, the White Mesa Bear Dance is one of the 101 ways to experience San Juan County.

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Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 435.587.2277
Fax: 435.587.3377
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