Utah

La Sal Mountain Loop

DurationDuration 4-6 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 13
$9.99

Description

The La Sal mountains are the home of the Manti-La Sal National Forest - a place with quiet solitude, remote trails, and beautiful scenic vistas. Shaka Guide’s La Sal Mountain Loop is a family-friendly adventure! This drive takes you along winding roads to dramatic overlooks and verdant valleys stopping at scenic spots, museums and hikes along the way.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Visit Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
• Check out the Courthouse Wash Pictograph - a 2,000 year old pictograph!
• Look at dinosaur tracks at Bull Canyon Overlook
• Hike the Brumley Arch Trailhead

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Highway 191 - six miles south of Moab
Time to complete: 4+ hours

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Features

Views
Hikes
Storytelling

Tour Stops

Preview Audio

STRAIGHT ON OLD AIRPORT ROAD
TURN RIGHT TO START THE TOUR - NORTHBOUND
TOUR INTRO & KEN’S LAKE
MOAB MUSEUM OF FILM AND WESTERN HERITAGE

Tour Route

Important Travel Info

Safety & Etiquette
Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List

Hiking Safety: Bring water & hike in groups, stay away from ledges

Driving Safety: Follow posted speed limits, stick to roads rated for your vehicle, be prepared for switchbacks and tight turns if taking backcountry roads.

Since most of the La Sal Mountain Loop is in elevated locations, there is little risk of flash flooding. However, if you are caught in a thunderstorm, there is no safe place outdoors from lighting. Return to your car if possible and stay away from ledges. 

Backcountry Safety: if you deviate from the tour onto backcountry roads, you are responsible for your own safety and may have to self-rescue. Water sources are rare and unreliable.

Wondering how much money to budget for your tour of the La Sal Mountain Loop? Shaka Guide is here to help! Outside of either stopping for a bite to eat or bringing snacks or a picnic meal along with you, there isn’t much opportunity to spend money on the tour. That said, if you plan ahead, there are several campgrounds along the route you can pay to stay at. There are also river activities like rafting along the Colorado River. But if all you want to do is take a scenic drive and stop at a few dramatic overlooks, the only budgeting you’ll need to worry about is budgeting your time.

If all you’re doing is driving, the full tour can be done in as little as 2.5 hours. An average tour on the loop should take you 3-5 hours if you make frequent stops and enjoy a few of the shorter hikes. Longer or additional hikes will extend the tour even further. Feel free to participate in as few or as many stops as you like or as your time permits.

  • Very Important: Car charger
  • Sneakers
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Warm Jacket And Layers (it gets chilly in the mountains)
  • Water Bottle
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses and/or hat
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Phone Mount
  • First Aid Kit

Tour FAQs

There are 13 stops on this tour. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go!  

  • Sneakers
  • Hiking clothes
  • Warm jacket and layers (it gets chilly in the mountains)
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses and/or hat
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Car charger *VERY IMPORTANT*
  • Phone mount
  • First aid kit

There aren’t any entrance fees on this tour. You’ll just need money for gas, water and snacks/meals in nearby Moab. 


There is only one spot on the tour with hours of operation, the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage. It is open from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

No, this tour can only be done in one direction. 

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com  or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261

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