Abajo Mountains Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Like the La Sal and Henry mountains, the Abajos (a.k.a. Blue
Mountains) are igneous laccolithic mountains that tower above the Colorado Plateau’s sandstone expanse. They began as magma (molten rock) pushing up through faults and layers of sedimentary rock. The upper sedimentary layers formed a dome as the rising magma pressed against it, but the magma cooled before breaking through, and over eons the sedimentary layers were eroded away, exposing the igneous rock beneath. Abajo is Spanish for down, below or underneath.
This is a beautiful summer-to-fall mountain drive off U.S. 191 that returns you to the highway after climbing to about 10,500 feet. You will travel through pine forest, grassy slopes and dramatic mountains on a road that at times is a mountainside ledge. It provides a fine view of the southern Utah desert as well."