Abajo Haven Video


Bill and Leslie's Abajo Haven is a refreshing oasis in Utah canyonlands. The hospitality is genuine and warm, the food and facilities are excellent, and Bill's enthusiastic and well-informed walk-about of local habitat and and native archeology is a real pleasure. I highly recommend the Abajo Haven as a base for exploring eastern Utah."

--Dr. Brian A. Catlos, author Rough Guide Languedoc & Roussillon

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The Four Seasons
April to October is our high season, but you may not want to miss out on seeing this beautiful country during the winter. In fact, winter is our favorite time of year to explore the canyons!


Average temperature:
April: low 28, high 56
May: low 37, high 66
June: low 46, high 77

Perfect weather to sit around a campfire at night roasting marshmallows! Watch as the mountains are coming back to life! Abundant wildflowers are springing up everywhere!

The months of April and May can still be chilly weather at the Abajo Haven Guest Ranch, but the month of June is absolutely perfect. As some desert areas are already starting to reach 100 degree temperatures, the temperature here is just right. This is a great time of year to see BABY FAWNS and BABY TURKEYS as they are starting to be seen at the Abajo Haven Guest Ranch!

Hummingbird visiting the ranch, picture taken by guests from England.
Baby fawns posing for picture near ranch.
May Indian Arts Festival at the Edge of The Cedars Museum Abajo Mountains


Average temperature:
July: low 52, high 83
August: low 47, high 80

A lot of wildlife is still being seen around the ranch. July is the best month to see baby fawns and baby turkeys around the ranch. Visit the many reservoirs around Blanding (Dry Wash Reservoir is pictured below right - 6 miles from ranch). Some are stocked with trout and bass. Continue your drive over the Abajo Mountains (pictured below left). This is the time of year to sit in the hammock under a shade tree, and then enjoy a campfire at night just outside of your cabin.

Abajo loop
Dry Wash Reservoir
Blanding's Fourth of July Celebration Leslie Haven on her horse, MayDay.  Horse trail starts at cabin.


Average temperature:
September: low 43, high 72
October: low 32, high 59


Do you like to take beautiful scenery photos? This is the time of year for you to visit Abajo Haven. This is a great time of the year to see spectacular scenery. Listen to the bull elk bugle and walk or drive through the gold, red, and rust color of aspen, maple and oak. You will never forget the sites and sounds of Autumn in the canyons and mountains of San Juan County.

Fall Colors at Abajo Haven Fall at Abajo Haven
Overlooking Abajo Haven Ranch


Average temperature:
December: low 13, high 35
January: low 10, high 33

Stay in one of our warm, insulated cabins! Portable heaters are provided in each cabin. An outdoor campfire will warm you as you enjoy the snow falling. See the diversity that only this country provides. Snowshoe or cross-country ski the Abajo Mountain. Travel a few miles South of Abajo Haven and hike the desert canyon country. Winter also offers great opportunities to view the elk and wild turkeys that are coming off the mountain to the ranch.

This is a good time of year to explore areas south of us such as; Grand Gulch (a large Ancient Native American population lived in the Grand Gulch area), Monument Valley, Natural Bridges State Park, or Hovenweep National Monument.

Wild bull elk, picture taken near ranch Hovenweep National Monument
Bluff winter balloon festival Abajo Haven Cabin