Harts Draw Road Loop
The Harts Draw Road loop begins at the intersection of Hwy 191 and West 200 South Street in Monticello, travels west up into the Abajo Mountains, and is the only paved road through the mountains . As the road climbs, plant life includes forests of Gambel oak, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, aspen, spruce and wildflowers of many varieties. Wildlife sightings are usually of mule deer, wild turkeys, squirrels and grazing cattle. Stunning views of the surrounding Canyonlands are available at nearly every turn.
· Location is .3 miles south of Monticello's traffic light (Main and Center Streets), along Hwy 191; turn right onto West 200 South & follow curve onto Abajo Drive (total of 7/10s of a mile to start of paved road up the mountain). County Rd. 101/North Creek Rd. is 10 miles upward with a turn downward onto Harts Draw Rd., leading 10 miles to Hwy 211.
|Created in 2014 by me to help navigate the City of Monticello, when|
trying to find the street to the mountain road. A few focus points are noted, like the local grocery,
library and park.
· Loyd’s Lake is 1 mile west up CR 101, one (1) mile south on CR 102; 2.5 mile hiking trail around lake, picnic/barbecue areas, vault toilets, no camping allowed.
· Monticello Lake is 7 miles west up CR 101, offers vault toilets, dispersed camping.
· Foy Lake is off a short trail west of the merge of CR 101 & Harts Draw Rd., vault toilets, dispersed camping.
· Two (2) National Forest Campgrounds: Dalton Springs at 4.5 miles & Buckboard at 5.5 miles up CR 101.
· Pets – must be leashed at all times, owners are expected to pick up after their pet(s).
· Website: (type manti la-sal in Search box) US Forest Service Ranger District Office is located at 432 East Center Street (Hwy 491), Monticello
· Phone: (435) 587-2041