Dalton Springs Campground

Monticello, Utah

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There’s a lot to be said for being first, and the Abajo Mountains (sometimes also called the Blue Mountains) have their own first to claim: they’re the first mountains in Utah to become snow-free after winter. While the rest of the state languishes under snowpack, Dalton Springs Campground quietly sheds its snow and typically offers some of the first high-mountain experiences for campers and hikers who’ve been itching with spring fever. Located just west of the city of Monticello (less than 50 air miles from the border of Arizona) at an altitude of 8,400 feet, this small campground can open as early as the first week of May, according to 35 years of snowpack data. Compare that with late June or July for the alpine campgrounds in the northern part of the state, and you have a perfect destination for a spring when you’ve just been pining for a campground with pines.
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by (Menasha Ridge Press)

There’s a lot to be said for being first, and the Abajo Mountains (sometimes also called the Blue Mountains) have their own first to claim: they’re the first mountains in Utah to become snow-free after winter. While the rest of the state languishes under snowpack, Dalton Springs Campground quietly sheds its snow and typically offers some of the first high-mountain experiences for campers and hikers who’ve been itching with spring fever.

Located just west of the city of Monticello (less than 50 air miles from the border of Arizona) at an altitude of 8,400 feet, this small campground can open as early as the first week of May, according to 35 years of snowpack data. Compare that with late June or July for the alpine campgrounds in the northern part of the state, and you have a perfect destination for a spring when you’ve just been pining for a campground with pines.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Monticello
Campsites: 16
Season: May–October (water availability varies)
Additional Use: Hiking
Features: Views
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 435-587-2041, tinyurl.com/mantilasalcamping
Fees per Night: $10/night (single), $12/night (double)
Facilities: Vault toilets, water, garbage service
Driving Directions: Directions to Dalton Springs Campground

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