Starts in Huntsville and ends in Woodruff
49 Miles point to point
Good paved road
There are several Forest Service Campgrounds on the road
The drive through Monte Cristo is beautiful any time of year except winter when the road is closed. I prefer to do this drive in the fall time and make a large loop with Monte Cristo and Logan Canyon where the fall colors don’t take a back seat to anywhere. The road to Monte Cristo begins in Huntsville, Utah in the Ogden Valley. The road passes close to Powder Mountain Ski Resort. The road is paved and in great condition but it steep and slow going. It goes up above 9000 feet. I haven’t done it but the road goes very close to Monte Cristo peak so a hike to the peak would be a very quick and pretty side trip. This is the peak seen from the road. This area is also a very popular ATV, and Snowmobile area.
Past the peak there are good views of Mount Logan and the Bear River Range.
I will show just a few photos of the trips I have taken here. Just do yourself a favor and add it to your list of afternoon activities. When you do go make sure you pull over at the top where you can see the high peaks of the Uintahs far to the southeast.
As mentioned before I prefer to go from Monte Cristo through Randolph and take the route home through Bear Lake and Logan Canyon. You also can turn around and enjoy the different views going back the same way.
This is an amazing place to drive and relax with excellent vistas.