Outdoors

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...
One usually associates orchids with Hawaii or some other exotic, moist, jungle environment. However, we are fortunate to have orchids in San Juan. To be sure, ours are found where water abounds. Unfortunately such areas are uncommon. Also our orchids are smaller and less showy than in...
School is out, the weather is great and summer has begun! The San Juan Record is delighted to release the fourth annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s issue of the San Juan Record and will be available at local businesses and...

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