Abajo - Harts Draw Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Abajo - Harts Draw Recreation Area is located in southeastern Utah west of Monticello, south of Canyonlands National Park and north of Blanding, Utah. The area extends from the east Forest boundary to the Cottonwood Road on the west and from the north to south Forest boundaries. The closest access is from US 191, SR 211 near Harts Draw, and Monticello. It features wonderful views of the Abajo (Blue) Mountains, including Horsehead Mountain and the highest peak in the range, Abajo Peak at 11,360 feet. It features a network of trails, scenic drives, camping, and opportunities for back-country skiing and snowmobiling. The Harts Draw Highway and the Abajo Loop Scenic Backway provide access to the area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing. Please call the Monticello Ranger District for current conditions, 435-587-2041.
Closest Towns:  Monticello and Blanding, Utah

General Information


You can take the Harts Draw Highway to get to this recreation area. From the intersection of Main St and 200 S in Monticello, Utah, head west on 200 S for about 0.26 miles.  Turn slightly southwest onto Abajo Dr.  Travel on Abajo Dr. for about 2.0 miles until you get to the Manti-La Sal National Forest boundary, where you will enter the Abajo-Harts Draw Recreation Area.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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5800' - 11,360'


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