Tuesday, 30 August 2011

La Sal Mountain Loop

The La Sal Mountain loop trail leaves Moab on Highway 28 and follows the Colorado River.
There are numerous campsites along the road as well as rafting put in spots, it’s a beautiful drive.

We stopped at Rocky Rapid just in time to see rafts and canoes battling their way through the waves.

Beautiful as it is I passed on paddling in the water which seemed like a good idea!
The loop trail turns into Castle Valley Road which is home the Priest and Nuns Rocks and Castle Rock (the tall spire), the valley has appeared in countless movies.   At any minute I expected to see Indiana Jones pursued by all sorts of nefarious folk zooming along!

Castle Rock was used in a car advert a few years ago when a car was perched right on the top.

The road follows the valley for a while before taking a right and climbing high into the mountains, the views are tremendous.

At the top of the mountain we found a spot with great views back to Castle Valley and beyond.

It was much cooler on top of the mountain than it was back in Moab.

Have fun, we are!

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