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La Sal Loop Scenic Drive
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Overview
Location

Moab, Utah

Sights

Mountains, Desert, Canyonlands

Distance

60 Mile loop

Summit Elevation

7,800

Time Required

2-4 Hours

Pets

Yes

Fees

No

Best Season

Late Spring- Late Fall

Trail Condition

Paved Road

Restrooms

Vault toilets at some campgrounds and trail heads

Visitor Center

No

Camping

Yes

Food

No

Family Friendly?

Yes

Driving Directions


The Trail:

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.


Personal Thoughts:

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.

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Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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