Our motel’s location is only 60 miles to Arches National Park and 15 miles to the entrance of Canyonlands and 50 miles to Moab. Our Location is within walking distance to restaurants, a golf course and a Mormon Temple.
Monticello is located in Southeastern Utah in the Four corners region of the United States. It is at the junction of Hwy 491 (old 666) and Hwy 191 on the Eastern side of Lake Powell. It is approximately 60 miles south of Arches National Park, and is the Southern Gateway to Canyonlands National Park.
The location of Monticello was settled in July 1887 by pioneers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Monticello, named in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s estate, became the county seat in 1895 and was incorporated as a city in 1910.
Monticello is located at the base of the Abajo Mountains, or the Blue Mountains, which are part of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The elevation of Monticello is 7,069 feet (2,155 m). From Monticello, a tree formation on the Blue Mountains can be seen, which resembles a horse’s head and neck, which can be seen from any point in town.