At an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) Monticello offers a cool respite in the hot summer months. Close to mountain recreation and home of the Hideout Golf Club, one of Utah's best. A visit to the Frontier Museum is a passage through time. Monticello hosts the Ranch Roping Series testing the skills of working cowboys (and girls) through the summer months, the San Juan County Fair in August, the Monticello-to-Canyonlands Triathlon in March, the Annual Winter Festival in February, and co-hosts the San Juan ATV Safari in September.
Monticello is a primary gateway to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Fill up the car with fuel and stock up on supplies in Monticello as there are no services in the Needles District.
***The Needles Outpost on S.R. 211 is now closed. Look for the nearest gas and supplies to the Needles District of Canyonlands in Monticello. It is about 100 miles round-trip to the Needles Visitor Center, but plan on several additional miles of travel within the park.
Family Fun Adventures
The Annual San Juan ATV Safari is held in Monticello and vicinity in September, (800) 574-4386.
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