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La Sal Mountain Loop

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Address: Moab, UT
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Just outside Moab, Utah, through the La Sal Mountains that can be seen from...

Just outside Moab, Utah, through the La Sal Mountains that can be seen from Arches National Park.

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Gets You off the Main Tourist Route!

The La Sal Mountains are beautiful from most any vantage point in the Moab area, and this loop takes you even closer to these often snow capped peaks. I have visited them along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The La Sal Mountains are beautiful from most any vantage point in the Moab area, and this loop takes you even closer to these often snow capped peaks. I have visited them along this route from late spring to fall and have never been disappointed in their storied appearance or the relative lack of tourist traffic.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

On our last day and because we had a VRBO near the la sal we were told by a local to take the drive. Well it is well worth it. We did not go the entire loop, but we did reach the top and the views are stunning.. Some great photo ops. if you have time... do it.

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Northern Ontario
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158 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We took this drive on our way back from the Needles District Canyonlands . The views from this loop are magnificent . We had some snow on the roads, but careful driving makes it safe . There are some ranches on the mountain, and the cattle are free range, so one must be careful of cattle wondering onto the roadway... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Hiked Clark Lake Trail from Oowah Lake. Longer than expected and not well marked. Very different terrain ......granite and fir trees, not desert and red rock. Went when the aspen were at their yellow peak. Very pretty. Cows were still in the high pasture area and we had to shoo them off the trail. Some areas with steep incline and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Took a couple hours to do the loop while visiting Moab. Breath-taking scenery. We went just after a snow storm & had a chance to play in the snow. Well worth the drive, be careful on the roads in the snow though.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The La Sal Mountain Loop is a great way to view the mountains. There are viewpoints all over. We began south of Moab and followed the loop road to Castle Valley, then went to Fisher Tower. We finished with dinner. Excellent day for photography!

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Louisiana
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This loop begins not far south of Moab and loops up through the mountains. The scenery is beautiful and there are many opportunities for hikes. The loop comes out on highway 128 where there are additional opportunities for sightseeing and historic sites along the river.

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The O.C., California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The loop is about 60 miles, most of which is on a slow going, poorly maintained switchback mountain road. If you have had too much of world class arches, magnificent red rocks and awe inspiring canyons, this could be the drive for you. DO NOT take kids. They will hate it and you. The drive along the Colorado for the... More 

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Moab, Utah
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We drove up to the La Sal Mountains to escape some of the Moab desert heat because they are so close....only about 45 mins. We drove off one of the side roads and went hiking for about 3 miles with the dogs who loved the freedom to run. It's an excellent road all the way to the top with several... More 

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Arches National Park, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Take in the varied scenery, from the rocky monuments of Castle Valley, to the Aspen forrests, to the slick rock hills, to views of Canyonlands, Moab, etc. From several points along the way you will have expansive views for hundreds of miles. Great place to watch the sunset.

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