Montezuma Canyon Trail

Monticello, Utah

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
This interest-packed route sees very few visitors. Its entire length is graded county road that poses no difficulties for passenger vehicles in dry weather. It travels mostly along the wide-bottomed floor of Montezuma Canyon; Montezuma Creek flows down the middle of it to join the San Juan River to the south. Montezuma Creek is dry for a large part of the year, but as with all creeks around this region, it has the capacity to be deep and fast flowing, and it’s prone to flash floods. Extreme care should be taken if heavy rain is predicted, and if there is any doubt about the crossings, then do not cross. All of the creek crossings have a gentle approach and either a sandy or rocky bottom. Special Attractions: Many small cliff dwellings and petroglyphs; Ancient Anasazi ruins at Three Kiva Pueblo; 11th-century Bradford Canyon Ruins. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This interest-packed route sees very few visitors. Its entire length is graded county road that poses no difficulties for passenger vehicles in dry weather. It travels mostly along the wide-bottomed floor of Montezuma Canyon; Montezuma Creek flows down the middle of it to join the San Juan River to the south. Montezuma Creek is dry for a large part of the year, but as with all creeks around this region, it has the capacity to be deep and fast flowing, and it’s prone to flash floods.

Extreme care should be taken if heavy rain is predicted, and if there is any doubt about the crossings, then do not cross. All of the creek crossings have a gentle approach and either a sandy or rocky bottom. Special Attractions: Many small cliff dwellings and petroglyphs; Ancient Anasazi ruins at Three Kiva Pueblo; 11th-century Bradford Canyon Ruins. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 41.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,700 feet
Top Elevation: 6,900 feet
Local Maps: USGS Hatch Trading Post, Bug Canyon, Bradford Canyon, Devil Mesa, Monticello South, Bluff, Blanding
Driving Directions: Directions to Montezuma Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018