Near Monticello in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Hole N” The Rock, Utah
Early in the 20th century, the Christensen family of Monticello homesteaded 80 acres here. They blasted out a small cave in the rock where cowboys camped as they drove their stock toward the Colorado River. In 1945, brothers Leo and Albert Christensen expanded the cave and opened “Americanís most unique dining room.” The Hole N” The Rock Diner was a watering hole for uranium miners and car tourists until 1955.
The Christensens continued to excavate the cave until it reached its current size of 5000 square feet. Take a ten-minute guided tour of this unique and spectacular 14-room home as millions have done since 1957.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Old Spanish National Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 23.443′ N, 109° 27.26′ W. Marker is near Monticello, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 191. Touch for map. The marker is 12 miles
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Spanish Trail (approx. ľ mile away); Wilson Arch (approx. 9.2 miles away); Historic La Sal Post Office (approx. 12.3 miles away); Star Hall (approx. 13.6 miles away); The Old Log Cabin (approx. 13.6 miles away); Moab L.D.S. Church (approx. 13.6 miles away); Early L.D.S. Church (approx. 13.6 miles away); Elk Mountain Mission (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Categories. • Natural Features • Notable Buildings •
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