La Sal
La Sal, Utah

Elevation: 7,000 feet (2,134 meters)
Population: 300

La Sal is an unrivaled outdoor playground offering recreation opportunities throughout the year. Dirt roads lead to some of the best camping in Utah.

The name of the town comes from the Sierra de la Sal, bestowed by Spanish traders as early as 1750 and referring to the snow capped peaks. Detailed information appears in the 1776 diary of Father Escalante's exploration of the area on the Dominguez/Escalante Expedition.

La Sal hosts the La Sal Mountain 5K Race in June, the Hike to Mt. Peale in July, and the La Sal Mountain Summer Festival in August. During the winter you can ski or snow-shoe on the mountain one day and hike the desert canyons the next. Popular day tours include Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, Manti-La Sal National Forest, and Looking Glass Arch. Lodging, dining, and tours available.

Economic Information

The tiny town of La Sal is located on the flank of the La Sal Mountains at 7000 feet in elevation and is the northern most community in San Juan County. It is thirteen miles west of the Utah/Colorado border and forty-two miles north and east of Monticello via US 191 and Utah 46.

The area was first loosely settled by ranchers. It has survived uranium booms, oil and gas exploration. Estimated 2000 population was 400. La Sal supports a community center and provides volunteer fire protection. City utilities are not available in La Sal; each property owner maintains a well and a septic tank.


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June, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Summer Dayz Vendor Event
Jun 25, 2016
Lecture: Weaving in the Pueblo Southwest- Louie Garcia
Jun 25, 2016
Lions Club
Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016
Family Fun on Redrock River Run- Upper San Juan River Trip
Jun 29, 2016
San Juan County Economic Summit

July, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jul 01, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Jul 04, 2016
Blanding 4th of July Celebration
Jul 04, 2016
5th Annual Jason Workman Memorial Ride
Jul 07, 2016
Great Arizona Puppet Theater
Jul 08, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Thief Lord
Jul 09, 2016
Lecture: Ute Rock Art of Western Colorado and the Uintah Ouray Reservation
Jul 09, 2016
Hillman Triathon
Jul 15, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jul 21, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Monticello Pioneer Days
Jul 21, 2016
Ice Cream Social
Jul 23, 2016
Four Corners Monument Annual Appreciation Day
Jul 30, 2016
Stars & S'mores

August, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 04, 2016
Children's Hip Hop artist Mr. Kneel
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
Abajo Enduro
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
San Juan County Fair
Aug 05, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Happy Feet
Aug 11, 2016
Keith Anderson Concert at the San Juan County Fair
Aug 13, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Aug 19, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Cheaper By the Dozen
Aug 20, 2016
Canyon Country Discovery Center Grand Opening Celebration
Aug 26, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Aug 27, 2016
Lecture: Re-Excavating Ancient Textiles- Laurie Webster

September, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Sep 03, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Lessons From the River with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Sep 09, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Muppets Take Manhattan
Sep 10, 2016
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 10, 2016
4th Annual Blue Mountain Chase
Sep 10, 2016
Stars & S'mores
Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Utah Navajo Fair
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 17, 2016
Lecture: Chaco Canyon and the Rise of Complexity in the Middle & Northern San Juan Regions
Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Archaeological Survey & Mapping in Southeast Utah
Sep 23, 2016
Monticello Outdoor Movies at the Park- Romancing the Stone

October, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Hiking and Archaeology Adventure on Lake Powell
Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Cedar Mesa/Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology with Canyonlands Field Institute
Oct 22, 2016
Lecture: The Lens of History: Documenting Impacts to Archaeological Sites on Cedar Mesa

November, 2016

Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Monument Valley Balloon Event