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.

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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, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
May 31, 2016
Bake Sale to Benefit Race Young's Eagle Scout Project

June, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jun 03, 2016
CPR/First Aid Training
Jun 11, 2016
Girls Night Out Expo
Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Earth, Water, Sky Summer Science Camp
Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016
Family Fun on Redrock River Run- Upper San Juan River Trip

July, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jul 23, 2016
Four Corners Monument Annual Appreciation Day

August, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
Abajo Enduro
Aug 05, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
San Juan County Fair
Aug 20, 2016
Canyon Country Discovery Center Grand Opening Celebration

September, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
Dark Sky Program at Hovenweep National Monument
Sep 05, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Lessons From the River with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Sep 10, 2016
Indian Summer Festival
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Archaeological Survey & Mapping in Southeast Utah

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

November, 2016

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