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BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Monticello Travel Plan

The Monticello Field Office is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing designation of five routes in the Monticello Travel Management Plan. The EA, including route maps, is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board. Search for the project name “Five New Travel Routes for Monticello TMP.” 

San Juan River Business Plan

The Monticello Field Office has completed a business plan for the San Juan River.  The plan outlines the new approved fee schedule for Special Recreation Permits on the San Juan River and describes how collected fees were used in the past and how future revenues will be prioritized to operate, maintain, and upgrade the San Juan River program for visitors.  Click on the link below to download the plan: 

Firewood Permit Information

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

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.

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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