Thanks to the near 100 degree heat near Monticello, we elected to drive up the road (shame on me) rather than hike it but ironically we were stopped by a snowdrift in July so we hoofed it to the summit which is totally covered by attennas/communication buildings. Sad that the peak is so marred and violated. Too bad it had a road to tempt me as the trail would be the perfect way to do this one. Choose cooler weather to do it in. Haze marred the potential grandiose views.
First time was several years ago via the non-operating Blue Mountain Ski Resort.
Last time was on June 12, 1999, the day before my birthday. Participants were my cousin Bronwyn Adams, my wife Kimberly, brother Richard, and my brother in law Rusty Northrup. First we drove to North Creek Pass and summitted Horsehead Mountain. Then back to vehicle and Abajo Peak via the same pass. Later that day, we drove to Monticello, then up the summit road to check it out. We got our new Pathfinder (only a few days old) stuck in a big snowdrift, so after digging it out, we walked to the summit.
Abajo Peak has a road to the top and radio towers, but is perhaps saved by the fact that the road is only open for a few months a year. To my knowledge, this is the second highest road in Utah, after the one crossing the Tushars.