Outdoors

by Rhett Sifford ROAM Industry is working hard to become the center of human-powered outdoor adventure in San Juan County. ROAM is the brainchild of Dustin and Natalie Randall, located in the former Trailside gas station on North Main Street in Monticello.  The mission is to be the...
A golden eagle is expected to recover after having a tough day in San Juan County on August 2. A truck driver reports that he was traveling northbound at highway speeds near the Monticello airport when the eagle flew alongside the truck and then swooped into his front windshield. The...
More than 40 riders participated in the fifth annual Abajo Enduro race series on August 3 and 4. It was the largest group yet to enjoy the three-race mountain bike series on the Abajo Mountains. Overall winner was Sam Shryack of Moab. He completed the series in a time of 45:50, four...
Registration is still open for the fifth-annual mountain-biking Abajo Enduro event. Both attendees and racers can enjoy the beauty of Monticello, UT. Mountain bikers won’t want to miss the various landscapes showcased in the fifth annual Abajo Enduro race taking place Friday and...
by Merri Allyson Platt Approximately 25 workers from the Forest Service offices in Monticello and Moab gathered on June 6 near the Fourth Hole at the Hideout Golf Course in Monticello.  The young volunteers were under the direction of Recreation Specialist Zachary Lowe and Brian Murdock...
by Easton Bowring A new portion of the historic Hole in the Rock Pioneer Trail is now open for hikers and sightseers. Sitting at the most northern part of the San Juan County portion of the trail, this 1.8 miles is all that is left of the natural path going through the cedars on Cedar...
A local man was seriously injured in an April 26 fall while hunting for antler sheds alone near Montezuma Canyon. Jared Crane, age 39 of Monticello, spent the night in the canyon before he was discovered by Search and Rescue volunteers the following day. It was nearly 24 hours after...
The recently completed water year was slightly dryer than normal. Despite the end result, the timing of storms and cool, wet weather in the monsoon season results in good conditions in San Juan County. In Monticello, total moisture for the water year is 14.02 inches, which is 93...
by April Baisan, Edu. Coordinator, Canyon Country Discovery Center In 2015, scientists from the University of Arizona, Tucson, chanced upon a living Douglas Fir tree on the lower slopes of the northwest side of the Abajo Mountains, that, when analyzed, proved to be 800 years old, from...
Bike racers from across the Four Corners states participated in an epic two-day, three-stage race on the Abajo Mountains on August 4 and 5. The Fourth Annaul Blue Mountain Enduro, aka Abajo Enduro, drew 22 male and female riders from northern Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.  Riders...

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