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.
The Latigo Wind Farm towers are on the north edge of Monticello. The towers are operated by sPower and feed into a grid that takes some of the power supplied to customers as far away as California. The wind farm opened in the Spring of 2016. 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.
Monticello, Utah offers a unique insight into the history of Utah. Located near the Abajo Mountains, Monticello brings Utah's rich cultural history into the modern day offering tons of activities, festivals, recreation, and tourism. Pioneer Days are held 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, Anticline Overlooks, Lowry Ruin, the Anasazi Heritage Center, and Mesa Verde National Park. Tours of a local buffalo herd are available. Full services.
Monticello, the county seat, is located at the intersection of US Highways 191 and 491, 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 an indoor public swimming pool with three lap lanes, 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 2010 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.
Located north of Monticello on US 191, this airport maintains a 6000-foot paved runway, a beacon, medium intensity runway lights, and three hangar buildings. Monticello Airport is not staffed. 24 hr self service credit card 100LL and Jet A fuels available. Courtesy car available on first come first serve basis.
Identifier: U64 Radio Frequency: 122.8 Phone: 435-587-3516 or 435-587-2271