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Abajo Loop Scenic Backway - County Road 285 - Forest Road 079

Time to Allow
3 hours

Climbing to 9,000 feet through the mountains between Monticello and Blanding, this route skirts the base of Abajo Peak and traverses 30 miles of mountainous terrain. The route accesses many well maintained and signed hiking trails of varying difficulty. The single lane graded gravel or dirt road is rough and rocky. High clearance and stiff suspension are recommended. The route is impassable during winter and after rain storms. Allow 3 hours travel time.