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

You leave the hot desert floor and climb up the La Sals to an area filled with evergreens and spruce and cooler temperatures. We have taken this drive several times over the years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You leave the hot desert floor and climb up the La Sals to an area filled with evergreens and spruce and cooler temperatures. We have taken this drive several times over the years and in many weather conditions. It is always beautiful and ofter you see wild life.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Here are my tips for driving the La Sal Mountain Loop. 1. Plan on spending about three hours to drive the whole loop if starting and returning at the Colorado River near the north end of Moab. 2. There are no facilities (gas, food or lodging) along most of the road of any kind. 3. The road conditions vary greatly... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This drive was suggested by one of the staff members at Red Cliffs Lodge, and it was well-worth the hour-plus that it took us to meander up the hill and back around to the lodge. The drop in temperature (100° to 78°) was an added bonus, but the views, change in terrain, and wild life sightings were spectacular. Take your... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I recently attended a spectacular wedding held at the Whispering Oaks Ranch located on the West side of the La Sal Mountains. Tucked away with easy access from the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, the Whispering Oaks Ranch at 7,950 ft. elevation, has seven spacious cabins, a grand pavilion for weddings and events, and the incomparable Cedar Bend Lodge -... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The heat in Moab and especially Arches was into the 100's when we were there. We decided to do this drive to escape the heat. As we climbed, we got excited about the temperature dropping. This was a perfect, leisurely drive for a hot summer day. If you enjoy a bit of a challenge in driving, try this drive in... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I drove this in March. As we approached the summit the roads got narrower and a little bit more rugged terrain. There was snow in the higher elevations and we even saw bear tracks on the snow. There was a section with a lot of birch trees and hardly any other vehicles on the road. We might... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a wonderful drive over the mountains. There are a number of places to stop and take pictures of Castle Valley. It is designed for all vehicles.

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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took the loop one evening in our jeep. What a beautiful ride and the views were awesome. Its an easy road to travel with some interesting sights along the way.

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wonderful trip - but rainy!!! And: it needs more time than one thinks! So take your time and stay one night up in the mountains - a wonderful contrast to the "deserted" plains!!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a beautiful area to visit while in Moab for a change of scenery and temperature. The hike from Warner lake is beautiful. So many wildflowers and beautiful scenery.

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