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Manti La Sal National Forest / Abajo Mountains

The Abajo Mountain Range, or Blues as they're also referred to, are a small range topping out at the 11,362 foot Abajo Peak. They are forested with aspen and fir and in summer provide a good break from the desert conditions of lower lying areas. There are a couple nice scenic drives through the range, including one to the top of Abajo Peak. There are also a decent network of trails through the range for hiking in summer, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in winter. 

The Abajo Mountains are not well known and remain relatively uncrowded. The Abajo Mountains are located just outside of Monticello City limits.