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La Sal Mountain Loop

Moab, UT
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Ranked #14 of 48 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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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We loved going through the La Sal Mountain Loop. We had come off a day trip through the mountain and were coming through the snow in our Lifted Jeep Wrangler when we came across a couple that were stuck and we had to use our winch to get them out. That made my day. This area is beautiful. If you... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I took the La Sal loop road on advise of a friend, and loved it. The elevation gain is nearly three thousand feet, and the views awesome. There was plenty of snow up there during my March visit, mostly on the surrounding terrain. A little snow/ice on the road, but just for a short stretch. Several pit toilets are located... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

we didn't do the whole loop per se. We drove thru the sand flats rec area, then kept driving until we hit the mtn loop and headed to the right (south?) and then looped back around to moab. We did take a side trip up toward the gold basin.... amazing views!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

First off, this drive was recommended to us by the Moab information/visitor center staff. They are excellent at their jobs and should be a required stop. Great long hours so that you can catch them early in the day and into the evening should you arrive later than 5 pm. Right in the center of town. We've travelled a lot... More

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Moab, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Don't miss this scenic way high above Moab, we had a great time driving it in the evening sun... but I would not like to drive it in the dark, because of icy blind curves and rock slides along the way.

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Pasadena, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

As many times as we have been to Moab, this was our 1st time to La Sal Mountain. Beautiful drive in our Jeep, no 4wd necessary. We had an unexpected pleasure when it started to snow a lot on the mountain top in late June. We stopped under a tree and just watched. Well worth the trip.

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SLC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Down in the Moab valley area, it was foggy and cold. Up in the mountains, it was absolutely gorgeous and warm! The main road was clear and paved - easy for a sedan. We took a trail to the geyser area that required 4WD in low gears due to the snow, mud, and steep terrain. The views from this mountain... More

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Portsmouth, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

A beautiful scenic drive over to Monticello, but we drove this route when it was only raining near the Newspaper Rock. The rain turned to heavy snow as the road climbed to around 10,000 ft - very scary in a saloon car, so do pay heed to the weather, as it is NOT PLOWED.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very picturesque ! Drive carefully, stop often, take a lot of pictures. Scenery is unforgettable. It took us about an hour and a half.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The loop trail goes through a river valley (Castle Valley) and then up through twisty mountain roads in the La Sal mountains. It was snowing in the mountains, foggy in the valley, and the Aspens were yellow, making for fabulous scenery. Be aware that the road in the mountain is narrow and twisty with some vertical drop-offs.

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