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La Sal Pass Road (FS #0073)

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La Sal Pass Road is the primary access to the southwest side of the La Sal Mountain Range.


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Map Key

17.1

Miles

27.5

KM

87%

Runnable

10,125' 3,086 m

High

6,338' 1,932 m

Low

2,395' 730 m

Up

3,844' 1,172 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs No Dogs

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La Sal Pass Road is closed in winter. There is a parking area for snowmobiles and cross-country skiing.

Runner Notes

There are parking areas at each of the trailhead locations. This is a remote mountain road. Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions especially in the summer. Cellular phone coverage is sparse.

Description

The best access to La Sal Pass Road is from UT46 and Two Mile Road. There is one drive-through stream crossing about 2.5 miles from Two Mile Road.

La Sal Pass Road provides access to many beautiful trails along the route including Doe Canyon Trail, Pole Canyon Trail, Utah Trust Lands Singletrack, Burlfriends Trail #88, and Terracesto Trail. The maintained portion of the road comes to an end at the top of La Sal Pass. From La Sal Pass, you can also climb Mt. Tukuhnikivatz and Mt. Peale.

There are expansive views of western Colorado including the San Juan Mountains and Sinbad Valley.

There is access from County Rd 128 at Pack Creek Campground. This portion of the road is very rocky and not maintained.

Flora & Fauna

There are deer, elk, and black bear in the area. Wildflowers, aspen, and pine trees line the road.

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Shared By:

Victor Mariano

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Photos

Trailhead for the Utah Trust Lands Singletrack
Aug 30, 2017 near Moab, UT
S Mt meadow
Aug 12, 2019 near Moab, UT
Wildflowers
Aug 12, 2019 near Moab, UT
Near Burlfriends Trail #88.
Mar 14, 2018 near Moab, UT
Turn around point of the Burlfriends Trail.
Aug 30, 2017 near Moab, UT
Trailhead at La Sal Pass with beautiful view of Mt. Peale.
Aug 30, 2017 near Moab, UT

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