Blue Mountains Road

Monticello, Utah

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This long and varied trail travels almost wholly within the Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. It leaves from the center of Monticello, off US 191, two blocks south of the junction with US 666. A sign points to the national forest campgrounds at Dalton Spring, Buckboard, Monticello Lake, and the Blue Mountains ski area. Special Attractions: Long trail with many varied views and brilliant scenery along its length; Natural features of Chippean Rocks and The Causeway; Access to a number of forest trails and backcountry camping areas; Aspen viewing in fall. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This long and varied trail travels almost wholly within the Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. It leaves from the center of Monticello, off US 191, two blocks south of the junction with US 666. A sign points to the national forest campgrounds at Dalton Spring, Buckboard, Monticello Lake, and the Blue Mountains ski area.

Special Attractions: Long trail with many varied views and brilliant scenery along its length; Natural features of Chippean Rocks and The Causeway; Access to a number of forest trails and backcountry camping areas; Aspen viewing in fall. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 44
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: May to October
Trailhead Elevation: 7,000 feet
Top Elevation: 10,200 feet
Local Contacts: Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Monticello South, Abajo Peak, Monticello Lake, Mount Linnaeus, Chippean Rocks, Poison Canyon, Blanding
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Mountains Road

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