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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April, 2015

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
National Park Week
Apr 23, 2015
Lecture: Establishing a Home for Truth: Marie Ogden and the San Juan Record
Apr 24, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Steve Black Family
Apr 25, 2015
Lecture: Eating Along the Edges of Agriculture
Apr 27, 2015
Spring Gala
Apr 27, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure

May, 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure
May 01, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Mary Kaye
May 02, 2015
The Girls Night Out Expo
May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
May 08, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Dance
May 08, 2015
1st Annual Mother's Day Bazaar
May 11, 2015 - May 12, 2015
Farm Days
May 15, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Home Town Harmony
May 16, 2015
Huff to Bluff Marathon & Half Marathon
May 16, 2015
Lecture: A Road Through Time
May 18, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Dan Raisor
May 22, 2015
Friday Night at the Fort- Mike James
May 23, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Scott Mitchell

June, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jun 06, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Anita Hathale
Jun 20, 2015
Monticello Community Center Grand Opening/Open House
Jun 20, 2015
Lecture: Glimpses of Chaco in Utah

July, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 11, 2015
Lecture: yucca House/Snider's Well: The Case of a Different Cradleboard
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair

August, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair
Aug 01, 2015
2nd Annual Abajo Enduro
Aug 01, 2015
Tractor Pull
Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
2015 Southern Company Contest Pow-Wow
Aug 22, 2015
Lecture: Birds in Ancestral Pueblo Rock Art and Culture

September, 2015

May 06, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Dark Sky Program at Natural Bridges National Monument
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Indian Summer Festival
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Utah Navajo Fair & Rodeo
Sep 26, 2015
Lecture: Closer Than We Know

October, 2015

Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K
Oct 24, 2015
Lecture: Repatriation and Reburial after 25 Years on NAGPRA in the Southwest