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La Sal Mountain Loop

Moab, UT
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Ranked #12 of 40 Attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Owner description: Just outside Moab, Utah, through the La Sal Mountains that can be seen from Arches National Park.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We have completed this drive several times and still enjoy the scenery along the way. The section thru Castle valley is beautiful as is the sections in La Sal mountains. Nice to be in the mountains in the summer where it is much cooler than down in the valleys. There is a winery on the highway near the river that... More

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Moab, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The La Sals are Utah's second highest mountain range and although they are drier than the Wasatch, they are also higher and more desolate. The loop road itself is most dramatic when done from South to North as you get to drop into the awe inspiring Castle Valley, then out the river road with possible stops to admire the Colorado... More

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Do not miss the La Sal Mountain Loop (especially when the aspens are turning gold or after a light snow)! Take a side trip up to Warner Lake to view the incredible aspens.Or take the short-cut back to Moab on the Sand Flats Road. Or take a side trip to view the Pinhook Battle site and learn some local history.

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Carterville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Its been over 10 years since I traveled on the La Sal Mountain loop and the road is much improved. Very easy drive with several options for side trips, picnics, and hiking. Don't forget your camera

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Lyndhurst, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This drive takes you from the Castle Valley to the heights of the La Sal Mountains. The only problem is that there are so many views you will want to do it more than once.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The views of Castle rock are cool and it is interesting to see aspens so near the desert, but I wasn't in the same league as the national parks or many of the local hikes in BLM land. It is a good way to escape the heat though.

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london, uk
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You get the best of the Colorado canyon, plus Aspen forest and great views. We were able to look down on clouds swirling among the mesas )or are the buttes?) and up to snow on the mountains. Also saw eagles and other raptors. Well worth the drive.

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peachtree city, ga
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is not that much special to this 2-3 hour trip. There are a couple of vistas that are nothing special after seeing all the ones available at Arches and Canyonlands and on other nearby roads of less time and distance. There was one small section of maybe 50 yards length where you drive through a stand of aspens on... More

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Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We traveled this loop both ways. It is always a surprise to me that when traveling both ways, it is like two separate trips. Enjoyed the mountain lake and stream as well as the gorgeous aspens.

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Palo Alto, California
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken. Just north of the town of Moab, make a right on Highway 128, which runs along the Colorado River. Then follow signs to the 60 mile winding La Sal Mountain Loop Road. The loop ends six miles south of Moab. It wends its way upward from the desert... More

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