Monticello is a small town of approximately 2000 residents located at the intersection of US Highways 191 and 666 in Southeastern Utah. The elevation is 7069 feet nestled against the eastern side of the Abajo--or Blue Mountains.
Here, you can access Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Four Corners as well as Hideout Golf Course, ranked as one of the top municipal courses in the country.
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.
Other activities include Canyon Rims Recreation Area, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Needles and Anticline Overlooks, Lowry Ruin, the Anasazi Heritage Center, and Mesa Verde National Park.
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 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.
Located on US 191 is Monticello airport with a 4800 foot, paved runway and two hangar buildings. Lo Lead and Jet A fuels are available.