Mountains, Desert, Canyonlands
60 Mile loop
Late Spring- Late Fall
Vault toilets at some campgrounds and trail heads
The La Sal Loop is a beautiful scenic road that takes you into the mountains. The road starts south of Moab at the Spanish Valley turn and returns to Moab via Highway 128. It is well signed and is a popular road. It is paved the entire way and suitable to most vehicles. The road doesn’t become too exposed but some people may not like the heights. This area is great in the fall. The yellow leaves with the 12,000 foot peaks look great.
As you look below there are great contrasting views of the desert and Canyonlands National Park.
The higher the road climbs the better the views get.
As you get toward the northern end of the loop you will notice many towers below you.
Finally you will reach highway 128 that will follow the mighty Colorado River and take you back to Moab.
This is a great way to spend a relaxing couple hours for anyone visiting Moab. There are many of off road side trip options if you so desire as well.