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
The Monticello Municipal Airport has limited facilities. Contact the city offices at 435-587-2271 for information.
Chesler Park Loop
- 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.
- 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.
- Four Corners. Marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. Approximately 1 hr and 4 min drive.
|Routes through Monticello