Devils Canyon

Monticello, Utah

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Overview

Devils Canyon Campground sits in the Manti-LaSal National Forest of southeast Utah at the foot of the Abajo Mountains.

Recreation

Several miles of off-road vehicle trails crisscross the Abajo Mountains. The Camp Jackson/Wagon Wheel Trail can be accessed nearby.

The Abajo Loop State Scenic Backway passes by the campground. It leads from the desert floor and red rock canyons to steep mountains over 10,000 feet high, with overlooks and panoramic views. The byway is suitable for passenger vehicles from late spring through fall but is not recommended for large RVs.

Facilities

The campground contains numerous single-family sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water (seasonal) are provided. Showers are available eight miles south in Blanding. Firewood is limited. Parking spurs are paved. Sites # 1-5 and 8-16 are accessible and have paved areas around the fire pit and picnic table. Sites # 6 & 7 have short trails from parking spur to paved camping area and are not considered accessible. There is a 14 day stay limit at this campground.

Natural Features

Ponderosa pines, pinyon pines and juniper cover the area, offering limited shade. The campground sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet, and summer temperatures are warm in the day and cool in the evening. Birds, squirrels, chipmunks, mule deer and black bear may be seen in the area.

Nearby Attractions

Popular attractions in the area include Canyonlands, Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Lake Powell and numerous archaeological sites.

Evening programs are provided at Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding. The San Juan County Fair is held annually in August in Monticello.

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