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Address: Moab, UT
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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My husband and I drove the loop of the LA Sal Mountain. We were amazed at the difference in scenery and temperature! Very interesting! Just make sure to take your time. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Northern Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice views of the La Sals, Castle Rock and Arches, but the road sucks on a motorcycle. Between the washed out areas and the potholes, this is NOT a fun bikers road to zip along.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove the loop of the LA Sal Mountain. We were amazed at the difference in scenery and temperature! Very interesting! Just make sure to take your time. It is a narrow road with a few potholes. Worth the trip!

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Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Snow could be on the ground or fall while you ride or hike in early spring. Great views and if you get a ride to the top it is some good downhill. This is a half day easy and a full day if you stop to smell the flowers.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Outstanding views and a fun drive. The loop takes you through a good mix of forest, mountains and sandstones. There were a lot of hike trailheads in that National Forest. Expect a big swing in temperature. It was over 100 when I turned off of Rt 128, it fell down to a refreshing 73 towards the top.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We spent a couple of hours on this drive and stopped several times to absorb the views and take pictures. The road can be a little winding with a few switch backs, but not too bad. It takes you up a bit to higher elevation thus the air was a little cooler and nice on a hot day. We enjoyed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Be sure to take this root counterclockwise for the best views. Start from 191 south of Moab. This is an easy drive. If you want to take pictures allow for 4 hours as there a great photo ops around every curve. If you do not stop for photos, the drive is under 2 hours all the way around and back... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This little known loop is phenomenal! I highly, highly recommend taking this side trip out of your visit to Moab. Not only are the views spectacular, but the mountains are always cooler than Moab by at least 10 degrees during my visits. The wildflowers this year are amazing, and there is also a good amount of wildlife up there. Use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Spent the afternoon diving the loop The start of the drive is along the Colorado River where we stopped at a picnic spot .then we drop up through the valley then started to rise up into the forested area .Then slowly descended back down to Moab .The round trip is about 60 miles .Much cooler the higher you go which... More 

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Livingston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was another suggestion from the visitor center. Starts out in Moabs elevation and red rock surroundings. Then starts to climb in elevation. The red rocks disappear and then the green of the forests starts. The road is narrow with blind curves so you have to be very careful as there are no guard rails. Up in the higher elevations... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Everybody goes to Arches NP, which is stunning, but the La Sal Mountain Loop is a very nice 2-3 hour trip, going from the desert at the beginnig of Castle Valley to snowy mountains, and back to Moab. Highly recommendable.

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Address: Moab, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab

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