Montezuma Canyon

Montezuma Canyon is a high desert canyon with a good graded or gravel road popular for auto tours. Attractions include the scenery, archeological and historical sites, and wildlife.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Geographic Coordinates

37.565308, -109.252075


Access to the area is from US State Highway 191 between Monticello, Blanding, and Bluff. The upper northern access leaves the highway about five miles south of Monticello on the east side (County Road B146). The lower southern access connects to the highway about one mile south of Blanding. Turn east on County Road B219 for about 1.1 miles, then turn south (right) on County Road B206 (Perkins Road). Take this road for 18 miles to the bottom of Montezuma Canyon, then turn north (left) on the Montezuma Canyon Road (County Road B146). The canyon road is about 34 miles long, making for a loop of about 53 miles off of US Highway 191. Detailed maps are available at the offices of the BLM or the U.S. Forest Service in Monticello, at the Blanding Visitor Center, the Monticello Multi-Agency Visitor Center or the Moab Information Center, and at the Canyonlands Natural History Association.