La Sal Mountain Loop Ride

This tour has it all - beautiful redrock canyon scenery and stunning alpine vistas of the La Sals, the second highest mountain range in Utah. Get an early start from Poison Spider Bicycles and head south on Hwy. 191 for a gradual climb up the Moab Valley. At mile 8.2 take the left turn for Ken’s Lake and follow the signs for the La Sal Loop Road. Just past the lake you’ll start a long climb up into the pines, scrub oaks and aspens of the La Sals. The climb is continuous and demanding, but the scenery is outstanding. After cruising along the top of the world at 8,000 feet, you’ll descend into Castle Valley with its famous rock pinnacles The Priest and Nuns, and Castle Rock. The descent through the valley ends at the Colorado River where you turn left and follow the river road, Hwy. 128, as it winds its way back to Moab.