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