Montezuma Creek (Utah)

Montezuma Creek is a tributary of the San Juan River. The stream is approximately 73 miles (117 km) long[1] and is a seasonal river, becoming dry for several months of the year.


Its headwaters are on the eastern slopes of the Abajo Mountains in southeastern Utah on the south edge of Monticello with the confluence of North Creek and South Creek at 37°51′33″N 109°20′35″W / 37.85917°N 109.34306°W / 37.85917; -109.34306 and an elevation of approximately 6920 feet.[2][3] It flows east and south through Montezuma Canyon to the settlement that bears its name (Montezuma Creek) and flows into the San Juan River at 37°16′07″N 109°19′59″W / 37.26861°N 109.33306°W / 37.26861; -109.33306Coordinates: 37°16′07″N 109°19′59″W / 37.26861°N 109.33306°W / 37.26861; -109.33306 and an elevation of 4400 feet.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 21, 2011
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Montezuma Creek (Utah)
  3. ^ Monticello South, UT, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985