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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.

Canyonlands Motor Inn, Monticello, Utah Fast Facts

Location Fast Facts Monticello, Utah

National Parks, Monuments and State Parks

Canyonlands National Park

Needles – Canyonlands National Park 

Island in the Sky – Canyonlands National Park 

Arches National Park

Four Corners Monument 

Mesa Verde National Park

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Natural Bridges National Monument 

Hovenweep National Monument 

Colorado National Monument 

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 

Capitol Reef National Park

News Paper Rock – National Historic Site

Goosenecks State Park

Edge of the Cedars State Park


The Hideout Golf Course

Bull Hollow Raceway

Lake Powell

Surrounding Cities/Towns 

Monticello, Utah 

Moab, Utah

Blanding, Utah

Bluff, Utah

Mexican Hat, Utah

Monument Valley, Utah