Looking for a great trail near Monticello, Utah? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ute Mountain Indian Reservation or Edge of the Cedars State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Robert Allerton Park or Lodge Park. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Monticello ranging from 0.6 to 29.2 miles and from 4,911 to 7,965 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Awesome hike and views. Secluded. Some scrambling.

Nice, easy trail. Has some great views of Canyonlands.

We only made it to Chester Park. If you want to do this in one day you must get an early start. We did it in deep snow so it took us a mile an hour so we decided to turn back at the Park. Out of this world views all along. I cannot wait to come back and do the whole thing one day!

hiking
7 days ago

Awesome hike. Got there via Squaw Canyon trail which is awesome and is perhaps my favorite place on earth when it comes to hiking. Amazing views. Also included Chesler Park on the way back, made it a good 18 mile day, but well worth it. Pretty decent scramble up the last bit to get to the arch after a long hike, so be ready for that. :) I recommend this hike and will do it again when I return to Canyonlands. Enjoy.

hiking
26 days ago

One of our favorite hikes we’ve ever done. Amazing change of scenery the entire trail from up above and then down into the canyon. Druid arch is impressive. Also a huge plus that it was not very crowded

We loved this trail. It is a great day hike. We had no trouble staying on route, follow the carins. It took us about 4 hours 45 minutes of hiking. We took the trail counter clockwise and had some of the harder climbs first. There is a rest area about half way in the trail. Perfect for a spot to get lunch and regroup. Restroom at the stop is a plus. Highly recommend this trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Challenging secluded hike with great views. Our best hiking while visiting the Big 5 National Parks for the last 10 days.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail through varied terrain. Amazing views.

Pretty cool hike, nice views. Nice to walk on the ridge

hiking
2 months ago

Kind of nice - prepare for some sand. Might be worth doing peekaboo instead

Nice but not the best hike around. Some views, but nothing overwhelming, except passing that high point. Prepare for some sand too

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

Let me start by saying and I have the philosophy that any hike is a good hike. But this hike was not my favorite. At 11 miles long, you are walking through a dry washout for probably half this hike. There are side trails that go up on the banks to get you out of the sand but its unavoidable in some areas. The druid arch is massive, and as others mention you can see it on the approach but you are looking at the slim profile side so you don’t realize it is the arch until the end. My moving time for the 11 miles was right at 4 hrs. That was with minimal stopping and a few pics here and there. The scenery doesn’t change very much once you enter the canyon, it was a quiet peaceful walk. The area of the arch was completely shaded at mid-day (noon). Enjoy the Needles District!

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a long but extremely rewarding hike. It's kinda strange, because there is no summit, no great, dominating viewpoint, or such. It just steadily goes from one area of the park to the next. When I did it (end of October, the first day it had snowed in the year), there were no people around either, making it really feel like being at the end of the world. In total it took me about 4:45 hours - time well spent.

hiking
2 months ago

Will definitely be back for this one in the spring!

This was an amazing trail. One of the best trails I have hiked it has what some might a little challenging as far as scrambling over a few rocks. There is a cool slot canyon (that is what I call it) that is very long which you hike through as well as some prairie like fields you walk through. This is definitely a worthwhile hike!

We absolutely loved this trail. It was challenging but not harrowing, with views and surprises around every turn. Slot canyons! Stairs! And oh... those views! We found the trail to be fairly well-marked; once you learn to look for the cairns, they're pretty hard to miss. It took us about 6 hours to complete the loop trail (go counterclockwise). We saw a good number of kids and families on the out-and-back part, but the loop was fairly deserted and we loved it. Huge thanks to the AllTrails map, too — we used the 'record' feature to make sure we didn't get lost, and it was key. Biggest advice: pack plenty of water — even in winter. We're two fit 40-year-old women, and we each consumed 4 liters of water on a mild day in late October.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike, other worldly scenery. This route is long, but large stretches are fairly flat. There are a few quick scrambles mixed in.

hiking
3 months ago

There is definitely no river on this hike :)

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Such a beautiful hike the entire way. It just kept on changing and getting more sci fi the further we went.

on Cave Spring Trail

scramble
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

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