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BLM Authorizes ATV Trail Proposal In Indian Creek

The BLM Monticello Field Office has approved an ATV trail in the Indian Creek area northwest of Monticello, UT. The BLM will assume responsibility for construction and maintenance of the trail in collaboration and coordination with San Juan County and partners groups.

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Volunteers Build Memorial Toilet To Honor Climber

Volunteers paid for and participated in the construction of a memorial toilet in Indian Creek on November 1st. The toilet was bulit in memory of Kevin Volkening, an avid rock climber and employee at Black Diamond Equipment.

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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.

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San Juan River

2015 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 Ancestral Puebloans 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 sweeping panoramic view across Monument Valley and the San Juan River country far below.

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