Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Manti-La Sal National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
4 months ago

On Dec. 23, 2017, we went up about 6 miles (entered from the West at Rte. 275)... enough to see a closer view of the Bears Ears Buttes.... it was passable in our Volvo xc70 station wagon.. no issues. A few patches of snow on that day, small ice patches. We went up on Dec. 23. As I am not from the area, I always suggest for you to ask around for the road condition before going up..... The road was quite dry, and any mud that was there had been hardened due to snow cover. If it's muddy, it'd be hard to impassable in areas, I'd imagine. Keep in mind that cell service is spotty to non-existent in this area.

off road driving
8 months ago

We may have just come the wrong time of the year (late August) but were discussing how when the flowers were in bloom or the fall colors changing it would be beautiful. I felt like we were driving on easy to drive road that right now were surrounded by very dry landscape.

hiking
Friday, April 07, 2017

this track is not accurate. This track is from the intersection of Peavine and Dark, up to and slightly past Scorup Cabin. Horse Pasture Canyon heads NE from Scorup Cabin.

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

Nice short hike. Walked up and back in about an hour . It finally just turned into a run-off creek bed and looked like we could have hiked another few hundred feet before it turned into rocks .

off road driving
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Been up here many times - we camp either in mount pleasant or ephraim at least twice a year. beautiful country and access to many groomed roads and canyons on both sides.

off road driving
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rode this trail on a motorcycle many years ago from the end of the road in the Needles District of Canyonlands through Bear Ears pass to UT95 highway. Sometimes the road is impassable because its steep and rocky in places. But not much of a problem on motorcycles

camping
Saturday, September 08, 2012

Awesome hike. Very interesting cabin. There is a water tap close to the creek across the cabin.

off road driving
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Excellent on a dual sport motorcycle!

off road driving
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Geyser Pass is accesed via the La Sal Loop Road, about 12 miles from Moab. We have Jeeped the pass either as a stop when we climbed Mt Mellenthin, or when Jeeping a loop onto Dark Canyon Trail to La Sal Pass Trail back to town. The trip to Geyser Pass is easy, except once it was still blocked by snow in early June on one of our many trips to Moab.

off road driving
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Miner's Basin is a short spur trail off the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, just outside Moab. While Jeeping the loop road, me and my sons Ron and Bob, decided to do a little "panning for gold". The actual trail was fairly easy riding, then a short 0.5 mile hike down to the basin. The mountain glen was scenic, the mountain stream was ice cold. After about an hour of panning we had maybe $2 worth of gold. Not enough to pay for our trip, but memories to last a lifetime.

nature trips
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We horseback rode this trail in Sept of 2011. It was suggested as a "must do" by forest service recreation ranger, Brian Murdoch. The ride down to the floor was very challaging in some places with areas of slick rock to cross. Probably not as bad for hikers as for horseback riders. But I think it botherd the riders more then it did the stock. That trail is probably best left for more experienced riders. Once down in the bottom the grass was stirrup high or higher. The cabin was a real treat as was the other buildings and old fencing around the ranchstead. We headed NW up Dark Canyon and had an easy but beautiful ride. We eventually came to an Anasazi ruin. To get to that ruin was an all day ride so we made a primitive camp in a site that looked like it has been used many times before. There was even some pots and pans there and even a wood saw. On the ride back the next day we came across a cowboy who was rounding up some cattle horseback. He was very friendly and polite. The water in the canyon was plentiful when we were there. Be sure and take your camera for this trip as you will want to take plenty of pictures. You will also get a stiff neck from looking up constantly at the great rock formations and to keep searching for those indian ruins.

off road driving
Friday, September 10, 2010

Due to snow, it took us three attempts but we finally finished the entire drive.

hiking
10 months ago

off road driving
Monday, August 15, 2016

skiing
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 12, 2013

off road driving
Friday, September 10, 2010