Blogs from Monticello, Utah, United States, North America


North America » United States » Utah » Monticello October 2nd 2018

Driving Southbound on US Hwy 191 from Moab (and Needles Overlook) I reached the road construction project near Church Rock. Then about 25 miles South of Church Rock I reached Monticello where I topped off with petro and ice. I turned West on Abajo Drive, that after leaving town turned into County Road 079. Then I quickly entered into the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Note: The La Sal Mts and the Abajo Mts are in the La Sal District of this combined National Forest. With the Manti District far away from here and just South of Salt Lake City, Utah; I feel that soon the La Sal and Manti Districts will separate into two independent National Forests. Not far away I took a left (South) turn going up the Abajo Mts. This was still CR 079, ... read more
US 191 construction
road to Abajo (Blue) Mts

North America » United States » Utah » Monticello July 24th 2015

Monument valley My phone died last night so I woke up at around 9:30 rather than the 4:30 alarm that I had set to watch sunrise over the Grand Canyon. I wasn't too bothered though because I figured that the sunrise would be more or less the same as sunset, just from the other side.The drive to monument valley took me back into the national park and skirted along the side of the Grand Canyon. I was stopping every five minutes or so which really slowed down progress but was worth it for the views! Just before leaving the park I was driving very slowly and a baby elk (or something similar) just strode out in front of my car. I grabbed my camera and it just stood there and gave me a dirty look. Unfortunately ... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Monticello March 11th 2013

A great part of my time has been spent exploring this area and photographing numerious ruins contained within this blog, for information on the entire are I will provide this below. Located on 70 square miles, this area between Monticello and Blanding, Utah was home to some of the earliest Pueblo peoples from A.D. 900 to 1100. Remnants of them are noticeable in cliff dwellings and mesa top sites. Ancient roads, fragments of tools and other artifacts, as well as collapsed structures, may still be found here. Site Overview Managed by the BLM, Alkali Ridge is a registered National Historic Landmark site, located between Blanding and Monticello, Utah, east of Hwy 191. Several mesa top sites can be found here dating from the BMIII to PII periods, as ... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Monticello January 11th 2013

Personalized and Custom Tours : Interested in exploring an abandoned ghost town standing silent after decades of desertion, How about visiting Anasazi archeological ruins of these Native American cultures that existed from about 1200 BC ?. Experience the artistic expression of the Native American displayed in the forms of petroglyphs and pictographs describing a ancient world no longer present ,Touching and experiencing a life past by prehistoric dinosaur from million's of years past. More information can be obtained here... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Monticello June 1st 2012

Geo: 37.8714, -109.342 Hi, there. We left on our trip on Thursday morning. We drove 435 miles to Ely, Nevada and spent the night. On Friday, we left for Monticello, Idaho, another 430 miles. To long days of driving. On Friday, we stopped and visited Arches Naional Park in Utah. Really nice. It reminded us a little bit of Zion and Bryce.... read more
Window Arch
Delicate Arch
Balancing Rock

North America » United States » Utah » Monticello September 10th 2011

When we arrived at Fort Collins after a long day’s travel we check into the Motel 6 (bit grotty) and as we unloaded the boot this old guy came up to Howard and asked him if he was here for the Wood Turner’s Syposium!!! Hee hee. 10th September ’11 Fort Collins to Grand Junction, Colorado Well it turns out it is long drives plus sightseeing! On our way we visited the Rocky Mountain National Park, again different scenery – this time Alpine! In parts it looked like Switzerland or Austria, really pretty and really cold! The highest pass we drove over was 12,183 ft! Howard reckons that is the highest road he has ever driven over himself. As we made our way out of the park we knew there was what appeared on the map to ... read more
Rocky Mountain NP
Rocky Mountain NP
Arches National Park

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