Monticello, Utah

Location: Southeast Utah

On US-191, 54 miles south of Moab, UT, 104 mile northwest of Durango, Colorado and 167 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Monticello Hiking Trails

Chesler Park
Chesler Park

Distance: 5.4 - 10.9 miles (Loop)

A long, entertaining circuit through a stunning landscape of sandstone spires, pinnacles, knobs, fins and monoliths surrounding a scenic expanse of desert grassland in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

Druid Arch
Druid Arch

Distance: 10.4 miles (Round Trip)

A great hike to a high bench near the head of Elephant Canyon offering spectacular views of Druid Arch, a massive, uniquely-shaped angular arch. Along the way the trail travels through scenic Elephant Canyon, beneath sandstone walls sculpted into amazing shapes.

View down Lost Canyon on a clear day
Lost Canyon/Big Spring Canyon Loop

Distance: 8.7 - 10.0 miles (Loop)

Spectacular canyon scenery awaits hikers on this varied loop hike traversing sandy washes, climbing slickrock benches and crossing steep sandstone ridges as it travels through three scenic canyons.

View of the Colorado and Green Rivers from the Confluence Overlook
Confluence Overlook

Distance: 9.8 miles (Round Trip)

This trail crosses dry, open country and ends at a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, 1,000-ft. below.