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BLM Seeks Public Comment on Amended San Juan River Business Plan

The BLM Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River. The addendum proposes moving the San Juan River non-commercial boating permit lottery and reservation system to to improve customer service and permitting efficiency.   Written comments must be received by September 29, 2014. Please see the Press Release and the Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River below for more information.

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Supplementary Rules

The BLM-Utah Canyon Country District is seeking public comment on proposed supplementary rules for public lands in the Moab and Monticello Field Offices. The proposed rules, which are now available for public review in the Federal Register and at the link below, are designed to facilitate safe and responsible recreation on BLM-administered lands.  Written comments must be received by September 16, 2014. Please see the Press Release and Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules below for more information.

Seasonal Climbing Closures at Indian Creek

The following walls in Indian Creek are closed to climbing beginning May 24- August 31, 2014.  The closures are necessary to protect nesting raptors and their young.  Thank you for your help protecting our natural resources.

  • 75 Cairns Wall
  • Cat Wall
  • Public Service
  • Reservoir Wall
  • Slug Wall
  • The Wall

Special Recreation Permits

Special Recreation Permits (SRP) are authorizations that can be issued as a means to manage uses of public lands and related waters.

The Monticello Field Office has a substantial backlog of expressed interest in SRPs.  The BLM is actively working to find more effective and efficient ways to address these requests.  In general, older requests will be addressed first.  If you are interested in pursuing an SRP and have not previously contacted us, you can find additional information on applying for an SRP on the BLM Utah Recreation page

Please recognize that due to the existing backlog, new applications may not be able to be processed this year.

Firewood Permit Information

All wood permits must be bought in person at the Monticello Field Office.  No online or mailed permits are being accepted.

Monticello Field Office Map
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Environmental Notification Bulletin Board

National Wild Horse and Burro Program

Monticello ROD/RMP    

Film Permit Application Packet

Proposed Daneros Mine Plan Modification


San Juan River

2014 San Juan River Permit Information

Recreation Permit & General Info

*River 435-587-1544
*Land Based 435-587-1510

*Recreation permits can only be issued through the above numbers (8am-noon only)

The Monticello Field Office is located in the southeast corner of Utah and is part of the Colorado Plateau region. Dominating the landscape near Monticello are the Abajo Mountains, BLM land surrounds this huge monolith.

South of the Abajos is the Comb Ridge Monocline, a major crustal uplift about 80 miles in length. Nearby this major uplift is Grand Gulch, which cuts a serpentine swath through Cedar Mesa.

The Anasazi Indians left a legacy that includes hundreds of cliff dwellings and thousands of pictographs and petroglyphs. Muley Point Overlook sits on a high rim of Cedar Mesa and offers panoramic sweep across Monument Valley and the San Juan River country far below.

Monticello Field Office
365 North Main Street
Monticello, Utah  84535
(435) 587-1500