Looking for a great trail near Monticello, Utah? AllTrails has 29 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 19 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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rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Awesome hike. Left at 6:15 and got back at 12:25. Drank 5 liters of water. River bed gets boring during the out and back portion. Some difficult scrambles and the view at the end is astonishing. Check out my video of the hike - https://youtu.be/DE5QSMlaBbU

Easy stroll at the end of the day, but not very exciting. Ruins are small, but are shown on the panel at the beginning of the trail so you know exactly what you’re here for.

Fun and quick hike, with plenty to see along the way and fantastic views after two wooden ladders. Curved rock walls provide some shade too!

June 26, 2019. There is no reliable water on trail

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bugs
no shade
22 days ago

Large group left from Elephant Hill Traihead. Nice hike through varied rock formations, unique arch at the end, very few people, very quiet, nice winds.. Plenty cairns to mark the trail, but many other trails and intersections in this area (see map), keep map handy to consult/confirm route. I'd say 3 quarts water minimum. Some of the teen boys only had 2 and ran out. A lot of water found in holes around 3-4 miles in, we used it to keep cool, but could pump in a pinch. If considering multi-day trip this time of year, water holes were deep, guessing they'll last at least another 4-6 weeks, but consult rangers. Closest to the water we saw would be EC2 and EC3. On the way to the arch (we left 8am?), plenty of shade to be found, but on the way out (2-3ish) sun high and shade scarce. 100 when we got to the car. Bug spray a good idea if camping (we had bugs at needles), not an issue on the day hike.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
26 days ago

The trek is 12 miles round trip. Did this trail last week while visiting the Might 5 in Utah. No permits are needed for a day hike. No place to get water, should start the hike in early morning as soon as the sun allows. The trail, in parts, has no shade and it gets hot.

hiking
1 month ago

we reserved the devils pocket campsite for our backpacking trip & are so glad we did! the trail was beautiful start to finish! saw other groups of hikers up until chesler park but after leaving there, we didn’t see anyone! this loop is amazing if you want to feel secluded. took us about 6 hours to get to devils pocket as we found this hike quite challenging! would probably be a fairly easy trail without the 40lbs of water on our backs! would love to come back & do it again

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiked chesler park on our way to devils pocket & the views are incredible! we are from washington so this was unlike anything we’ve ever done! this would be a fairly easy trail as a day hike but backpacking this was difficult with all of the water weight! would love to do it again as a day hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Perhaps one of the most beautiful trails in the Mighty 5. I've lived in Utah for quite a while and had yet to make it to the needles - what a mistake! Stunning scenery and the relief of some solitude on the later bits of the trail make this one really special. I'd rate it as difficult but not technical, go for it! worth the drive from Moab for sure

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the petroglyphs and the old cowboy camp. Easy hike.

The biting gnats are horrendous in the last little stretch - otherwise, I prefer druid arch trail. Still a great trail.

Beautiful hike if you don’t fear Heights. I am 65 and had no problem with it. The young boys with me really enjoyed it!

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no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful views, fun rocks to climb!

hiking
no shade
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Completed 5/25: this trail was great, interesting views and terrain the whole time. Definitely some rocky parts that require some mild climbing/scrambling. I definitely recommend a lot of sunscreen and a hat because shade is minimal. Get there early because parking fills up. Bathrooms/trash cans available at the trailhead

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Extremely fun, challenging (lots of opportunities to get a little list) looking for trail markers...added to the adventure. Variety of terrain....and our day... rain and hail.

Solid out/back with fantasy views of the needles and canyon lands. 6 year old has no problem completing. About 4 hour hike. Busier than we anticipated but still worth the trip.

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