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Manti La Sal National Forest >>>

It's hard to imagine a more breathtaking scene than what's pictured here. The 12,000 + foot peaks towering above the desert landscape. The 1.4 million acre Manti La Sal National Forest is a recreational paradise located nearby to Moab.

Some of the activities you can enjoy in the Manti La Sal are Sight-Seeing, OHV riding, Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Hunting, Fishing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling and Mountaineering.

La Sal Mountains Utah
 
Fall view from the Porcupine Rim Overlook - Photo-Chris Petty

A great time to visit the forest is in the middle of summer when it's hot in Moab and cool up high in the Manti. If your lungs and legs are up to it consider the 4.8 mile round trip hike up the picturesque Mount Tukuhnikivatz at 12,482 feet. This hike is very steep but you are rewarded with beautiful views and awesome scenery along the way. Be sure to grab a guide to the area like David Day's " Utah's Favorite Hiking Trails " before your visit to give you a more complete map and review of some of the trails like this one. Another guide to consider is Michael Kelsey's Mountaineering Utah which gives several options in the Manti La Sal to climb. We personally own these books and have used them countless of times in our travels throughout this great state. Links to these books are located below for you to review. Have Fun!

National Forest Website - Manti La Sal Mountains http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/mantilasal/

Manti-La Sal Avalanche Center Website - Please check this before you travel in the La Sal's during winter. http://www.avalanche.org/~lsafc/

 

These two books are my favorite for hiking in Utah. If you're thinking of hiking in the La Sals and around Moab these are great. - Chris

 

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