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La Sal Mountain Loop

Moab, UT
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Ranked #15 of 51 Attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives
Description: Just outside Moab, Utah, through the La Sal Mountains that can be seen from Arches National Park.
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Montrose, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very accessible for all vehicles. Lots of vistas to overlook the Moab area. Fall colors just starting to turn.

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Chapel Hill
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours driving through Castle Valley and partway around the La Sal Mountain Loop. The views are expansive and worth the drive. We came around a corner and caught a Golden Eagle eating dinner (a rabbit) on the side of the road. One caution, the road is twisting and has very few guardrails, so be prepared... More

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Moab, Utah, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Nice side trip. Enjoyed the drive...the views, trees and cooler temps! Added bonus was rounding a corner to see a bear and watching him cross the road and disappear into the dense forage!

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Columbus, Ohio
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There are too many great places to see in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks to waste time up on this road.

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Temecula
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was raining the day we drove the La Sal Mountain Loop, so the road was less traveled. We pulled over to the side of the road several times just to take a picture. The Colorado River with the rafts everywhere was picturesque. We stopped in at the Cliff House Hotel and visited the museum - WOW! didn't know that... More

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Westford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great drive after some tough hiking in Arches - after winding along the red rock cliffs parallel to the Colorado River, the road turns into idyllic Castle Valley. The road then climbs into an alpine forest worlds apart from the desert valley below. The road nearly reaches 12,000 feet and the switchbacks which are a thrill for drivers, are... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The views are awesome. Take the side trip down to the location of the Pinhook battle. Big change in altitude, scenery and climate. We went from 80's in the desert in the valley birch woods and snow at the top!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Don't ignore this drive - it ranks right up there with the surrounding parks. Just go slow - free range cattle everywhere. Beautiful views, wildflowers, and a couple of mountain lakes if you like going off the beaten path.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Allow several hours. Section down into castle valley rough and steep. Good views of mountains and across to canyonlands. And we saw a bear!

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Moab, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I like the drive, a nice get away and place for a quiet lunch. Some nice scenic views, cooler in the summer and a chance perhaps to see some wildlife, does take a while but worth it.

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