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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May, 2017

May 26, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
May 27, 2017
Community Festival at the Canyon Country Discovery Center

June, 2017

Jun 02, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 03, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 04, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 09, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 10, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 11, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
San Juan Stampede Pro Rodeo
Jun 16, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 16, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Jun 17, 2017
Monticello City Sprint Triathlon- City Pool
Jun 17, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 17, 2017
Monticello Sprint Triathlon Series Sprint #1
Jun 18, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 23, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 24, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 25, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017
Jr. Livestock 2 Day Camp

July, 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017
Jr. Livestock 2 Day Camp
Jul 01, 2017
Stars n' S'mores Night Sky Program
Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Blanding's July 4th Celebration
Jul 06, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 07, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 08, 2017
Monticello City Sprint Triathlon- Lloyd's Lake
Jul 08, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 08, 2017
Parks & Beautification Fundraising Gala
Jul 13, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 14, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 15, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 15, 2017
Monticello Sprint Triathlon Series Sprint #2
Jul 20, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 20, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Jul 21, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 22, 2017
Monticello Pioneer Day Celebration
Jul 22, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 27, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Jul 28, 2017
Starry Nights @ the Canyon Country Discovery Center

August, 2017

Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017
Blue Mountain Enduro Series Mt. Bike Race
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
San Juan County Fair
Aug 12, 2017
Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug 18, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Aug 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

September, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 09, 2017
5th Annual Blue Mountain Chase Mt. Bike & Road Race
Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 15, 2017
Movies at Veterans Park
Sep 23, 2017
Young Eagles Fly-in

October, 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Newspaper Rock 10K Race
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Bluff Arts Festival
Oct 28, 2017
Monticello Harvest Festival