LaSal Mountains - TRAIL

LaSal Mountains - Trail, Moab, Utah

No particular trail, just lots of gravel roads in the national forest to ride and explore. Lots of trees and cooler temps as compared to Slickrock.

User Reviews (7)

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Cosmo   [Mar 07, 2000]

The area is beautiful. What a contrast to the desert below! Great views of the valley from the access road. I felt like I was riding in New Hampshire or Colorado instead of Moab. The area has lots of technical singletrack with wet roots, tight rocks, mud holes, and undergrowth and trees encroaching on the trail. My shins were totally torn up by bushes at the end of the ride.

We visited the La Sals after hammering for a few days and bonked about 2/3 of the way through the ride. If I had more energy I would've enjoyed the ride more.

I gave the ride an extra star for scenery.

Customer Service

We followed the route described in "Above and Beyond Slickrock" by Todd Cambell. Route finding can be difficult in spots, especially through the meadows. Bring a good map and take your time.

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4
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curt   [Mar 22, 2002]

This trail has great views but when you ride it a as a loop its for total mountain goats,not a technical moment on the climb but so steep that after the pond on the right we spent the entire time pushing. We did this trail in late June and neer the top we had to portage a lot over snow and dead fall. We all ride 2 to 3 times a week and are pretty strong riders but this ride drained all of our 100 ounce packs and by the finish we all swore we wouldnt be back. Be aware that most of this ride is above 7500 feet and its pretty remote. We didnt see another person all day, we didnt even see any tire tracks. If you like relly steep climbs you may like it I only hope the snow melts and theres less deadfall.

Customer Service

As discribed but done as a loop.

Similar Products Used: slickrock and Bartlets wash for a little playtime.
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3
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PR   [Jul 13, 2002]

Some of the best riding in the Moab area is in the La Sal Mountains, which are only 20-30 minutes out of town. While some of the route finding can be difficult and not all the trails are well labeled, the La Sals offer many great trails to ride. Stop in any of the local bike shops to get trail details, books, and maps of the area. If you are looking for a way to escape the summer heat or just want something different then the rocky desert riding, look to the mountains.

Customer Service

Too many to mention

Similar Products Used: Too many to mention
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5
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Spence   [Jul 23, 2002]

Tons cooler than downtown Moab and Slick rock. There is some pretty good single track if you go to the right places. Not a lot of traffic up that way so the trails are usually fresh. Riding the trails feels a little akward( at least it did for me) because I didn't always know where Id end up. Most of the trails I rode I went out and back. Most of the trails I rode on had Knocked over trees coming across the trail. Some of them were to thick even to ride over.
Not a lot of people go there, so you kind of have to make your own routes. Its still kind of fun

Customer Service

There's tons. Too many to count. Just explore.

Similar Products Used: All the moab greats: Slickrock, porcupine, ect.
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3
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Dave   [Sep 07, 2002]

The trails listed above are all trails (and there are many more) the La Sal Mountains have to offer. It is more appropraite to review these trails individually than to group them into one generalized review. The riding in the La Sal Mountains will rock your world and views into the canyons below are amazing. A trip to Moab is not complete without venturing into the relatively unknown mountains. The mountains are not for the faint of heart - the climbs are big and the descents can be hair raising. In general the trails are not very well marked so grab a Moab guide book, map or swing into a shop and get the beta.

Customer Service

Burro Pass, Girl Friend Loop, Hanky Spanky, Hazard County, Bachelor Basin, Fisher Mesa ST, Moonlight Meadows, Shafer Trail, Miner's Basin...

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5
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pumbaa   [Jan 16, 2003]

from burro pass to porcupine rim what more can i say. short and simple this trail rules. no trip to moab will be complete with out doing this trail. from b.c. climate and terrain to moab slickrock. a thanks goes out to that person in moab who showed us on the map where to go, thanks you know who you are.

Customer Service

from burro pass to porcupine rim.

Similar Products Used: any trails you like riding
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5
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Jay Dubb   [Jun 12, 2003]

Camp @ Warner Lake, there are lot's of options for short single track loops, all day rides & even some killer overnighters. Good rock climbing close by. Fall is the best with all of the colors & good weather. Summer can be hot & crowded. Spring can be good, but most likely too wet & soft. Winter,...well leave the bike in town, hike up to the top of Peale with your skis and launch off the top for some outrageous back counry skiing!

Customer Service

Moonlight meadow, Gold Basin, Trans La Sal, round the mnt. All of the normal loops are great!

Similar Products Used: The La Sals have their own beauty, rugged and desolate yet the range is a rather small cluster. Lot's of users, so you will see others (10 years ago you could get the freaky "eebee jeebies" and not see a soul all day. I guess that can be true for most places,....aaahhh the good old days.
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