Elevation: 7,000 feet (2,134 meters)
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.
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.
Lodging in La Sal
October, 2016Oct 29, 2016
Monticello Harvest Fest
Oct 29, 2016
Zombie Run! 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run & Trunk or Treat!
November, 2016Nov 02, 2016
Nov 12, 2016
BYU Young Ambassadors
Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Monument Valley Balloon Event
Nov 21, 2016
December, 2016Dec 03, 2016
Monticello Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 12, 2016
Bar D Wranglers
January, 2017Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017
19th Annual Bluff International Balloon Festival
February, 2017Feb 04, 2017
March, 2017Mar 20, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Ricklen Nobis & Walter Hayman
April, 2017Apr 24, 2017
Blue Mountain Entertainment Spring Gala
May, 2017May 08, 2017
Young Artists in Concert