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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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.

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rocky
scramble
30 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail through varied terrain. Amazing views.

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

hiking
1 month 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

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rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month 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!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

There is definitely no river on this hike :)

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no shade
rocky
scramble
1 month 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
1 month ago

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

My husband and I hiked this trail Monday October 8 2019, counter clockwise using the Big Spring trail then connecting to the Squaw Flat trail. From the saddle at the connection of the two it was a terrifying hike down the side of the sandstone cliff to continue on the side of the cliff following the cairns down into the canyon. I was scared to death and my husband had to talk me through it. One misstep and one would roll off the sandstone cliff into the canyon; returning the direction we came would have been just as precarious trying to get off of the sandstone ledges. If we had known it would be so dangerous, we would not have done that portion of the hike. We are both seasoned hikers, and are careful. (We just hiked Hope Lake in Telluride last Friday with no issues). I’m 65 and my husband 69. We did not feel safe on the connection part of the Big Spring/Squaw Flat trail. Maybe the young people like the dangerous situations, but I prefer to be as safe as possible.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Amazing interesting terrain hike up and down over rocks and boulders. There are signs marking the trail that I found was a little confusing! Watch for Anasazi ruins, you might miss unless you are not watching.

hiking
2 months ago

So much fun the entire time. Enjoy:)

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