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'''Monticello''' is a cool haven in the midst of the [[Canyon Country]] region of [[Utah]].  Located at the base of the Blue Mountains (aka "Abajo" Mountains) in the center of San Juan County, Monticello typically has cooler weather than the surrounding desert.  This makes it ideal for summer hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorsports and a delightful place to cross country ski or snowmobile in the winter.  From the Blue Mountains you can see the Four Corners Region, consisting of [[Utah]], [[Arizona]], [[Colorado]], and [[New Mexico]].  
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'''Monticello''' [http://www.monticelloutah.org] is a cool haven in the midst of the [[Canyon Country]] region of [[Utah]].  Located at the base of the Blue Mountains (aka "Abajo" Mountains) in the center of San Juan County, Monticello typically has cooler weather than the surrounding desert.  This makes it ideal for summer hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorsports and a delightful place to cross country ski or snowmobile in the winter.  From the Blue Mountains you can see the Four Corners Region, consisting of [[Utah]], [[Arizona]], [[Colorado]], and [[New Mexico]].  
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==Understand==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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  From [[Moab]] and I-70, travel south on Highway 191.  Monticello is one hour south of [[Moab]].
 
  From [[Cortez]], [[Colorado]] and [[Mesa Verde]] National Park travel west on Highway 491.  Monticello is one hour west of [[Cortez]].
 
  From [[Flagstaff]], [[Arizona]], the [[Grand Canyon]], [[Monument Valley]] [[Lake Powell]] and the [[Navajo Nation]], travel north on Highway 191.  Monticello is four hours north of [[Flagstaff]] and one and a half hours north of [[Monument Valley]].
 
  
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=== By road ===
  The Monticello Municipal Airport has limited facilities. Contact the city offices at 435-587-2271 for information. www.monticelloutah.org
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* from [[Moab]] and I-70: travel south on Highway 191; Monticello is one hour south of [[Moab]]
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* from [[Cortez]], [[Colorado]] and [[Mesa Verde]] National Park: travel west on Highway 491; Monticello is one hour west of [[Cortez]]
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* from [[Flagstaff]], [[Arizona]], the [[Grand Canyon]], [[Monument Valley]], [[Glen Canyon National Recreation Area|Lake Powell]] and the [[Navajo Nation]]: travel north on Highway 191; Monticello is four hours north of [[Flagstaff]] and one and a half hours north of [[Monument Valley]]
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=== By air ===
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The Monticello Municipal Airport has limited facilities. Contact the city offices at 435-587-2271 for information.
  
 
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* <eat name="K&A Chuckwagon" alt="" address="469 N. Main St" directions="" phone="+1-435-587-3468" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Covered outdoor dining, recreation, RV hook-ups, family reunions. Open while warm outside, which is generally from May through September.</eat>
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* <eat name="Lamplight Restaurant" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Casual dining, reservations not reuired, accepts all kinds of cards. Great atmosphere.</eat>
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* <eat name="Roughlock RV Park & Steakhouse" alt="" address="" directions="8 miles north of Monticello on Hwy 191" phone="+1-435-587-2351" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Fantastic steakhouse with old west atmosphere.  Reservations recommended, operates seasonally.</eat>
  
 
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* '''[[Canyonlands National Park]]'''.  Monticello is the closest town to the park's Needles District, home to excellent hiking opportunities among impressive and odd rock spires.
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Revision as of 15:51, 21 July 2012

Monticello [1] is a cool haven in the midst of the Canyon Country region of Utah. Located at the base of the Blue Mountains (aka "Abajo" Mountains) in the center of San Juan County, Monticello typically has cooler weather than the surrounding desert. This makes it ideal for summer hiking, biking, horseback riding and motorsports and a delightful place to cross country ski or snowmobile in the winter. From the Blue Mountains you can see the Four Corners Region, consisting of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Contents

Understand

Get in

By road

  • from Moab and I-70: travel south on Highway 191; Monticello is one hour south of Moab

By air

The Monticello Municipal Airport has limited facilities. Contact the city offices at 435-587-2271 for information.

Get around

See

Do

Buy

Eat

  • K&A Chuckwagon, 469 N. Main St, +1-435-587-3468. Covered outdoor dining, recreation, RV hook-ups, family reunions. Open while warm outside, which is generally from May through September.
  • Lamplight Restaurant. Casual dining, reservations not reuired, accepts all kinds of cards. Great atmosphere.
  • Roughlock RV Park & Steakhouse, (8 miles north of Monticello on Hwy 191), +1-435-587-2351. Fantastic steakhouse with old west atmosphere. Reservations recommended, operates seasonally.

Drink

Sleep

Get out

  • Canyonlands National Park. Monticello is the closest town to the park's Needles District, home to excellent hiking opportunities among impressive and odd rock spires.


Routes through Monticello
VernalMoab  N noframe S  BlandingEagar-Springerville
END  N noframe S  Dove CreekCortez




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