Monticello
Monticello, Utah

Elevation: 7,069 feet (2,155 meters)
Population: 2,000

Sheltered by the Abajo Mountains, Monticello is a cool and peaceful summer get-away. Natural vegetation grows to form the image of a blaze-faced horse on the mountains west of town.

Opening in the summer of 2002, the Hideout Golf Course offers visitors a pleasant 18 hole course with no crowds and perfect summer temperatures in the 80s.

The Blue Mountain Triathlon is held in March, Pioneer Days in July, and the County Fair and Rodeo in August. Tour historic replicas in Pioneer Park and visit the Frontier Museum for a glimpse into western frontier history. Monticello is a center for hunting in the fall.

Popular day tours include Canyonlands National Park, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Needles and Anticline Overlooks, Lowry Ruin, the Anasazi Heritage Center, and Mesa Verde National Park. Tours of a local buffalo herd are available. Full services.

For more information on Monticello, visit MonticelloUtah.org.

Economic Information

Monticello, the county seat, is located at the intersection of US Highways 191 and 666, forty-two miles south of La Sal. At 7069 feet in elevation, Monticello is nestled against the eastern side of the Abajo--or Blue Mountains--with easy access to mountain recreation.

Wheat fields spread from Monticello to the north, east, and south. Ten miles to the north the desert begins to encroach. Designated by the Federal Government as a Superfund Site, a long unused uranium mill has recently been remediated. The Monticello Foundation has been established as a non-profit foundation to provide support for the community of Monticello to promote, sponsor, and carry out charitable and related activities within the City of Monticello.

Opening in the summer of 2002, the Hideout Golf Course offers visitors a pleasant 18 hole course with no crowds and perfect summer temperatures in the 80s.

In addition to the new golf course, the community supports a covered public swimming pool, four public parks, a lighted sports field, and tennis courts. Loyd's Lake is nearby and maintained as a city park with a hiking trail, picnic area, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. Monticello's estimated 2000 population was 2000.

Monticello provides law enforcement within the city limits. The city and the county cooperate when necessary. Monticello also provides volunteer fire protection and maintains zoning ordinances.

Water, sewer, and garbage collection are provided within the city limits. Monticello Airport, north of Monticello on US 191, maintains a 4800-foot paved runway, a beacon, medium intensity runway lights, and two hangar buildings which accommodate eight aircraft and minor repairs.

For more information on Monticello, visit MonticelloUtah.info.

Monticello Airport

Located north of Monticello on US 191, this airport maintains a 4800-foot paved runway, a beacon, medium intensity runway lights, and two hangar buildings which accommodate eight aircraft and minor repairs. Monticello Airport is staffed from 8:00am to 8:00pm spring, summer, and fall; and 8:00am to 5:00pm during the winter. Lo Lead and Jet A fuels are available.

Identifier: U43
Radio Frequency: 122.8
Phone: 435-587-3516 or 435-587-2271



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July, 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Monticello Ghost Tour
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 22, 2017
Monticello Pioneer Day Celebration
Jul 22, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jul 26, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 29, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument

August, 2017

Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Blue Mountain Enduro Series Mt. Bike Race
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
San Juan County Fair
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 05, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 10, 2017
Collin Raye Concert
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 12, 2017
Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug 12, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 18, 2017
Monticello Movies at the Park- Old Yeller
Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 19, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017
Astronomy Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Aug 26, 2017
Astronomy Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 31, 2017
Utah Symphony- 'Great American Road Trip' Tour

September, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 09, 2017
5th Annual Blue Mountain Chase Mt. Bike & Road Race
Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 23, 2017
Young Eagles Fly-in

October, 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Newspaper Rock 10K Race
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Bluff Arts Festival
Oct 28, 2017
Monticello Harvest Festival