Looking for a great trail in Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Manti-La Sal National Forest ranging from 3.1 to 30.1 miles and from 6,250 to 11,289 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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I completely screwed this up today, thinking I was going to Mount Peale, and then, after getting up on the ridge, not realizing that I was just below Mount Tukuhnikivatz. The final ascent to the peak looked dicey to me, but now I realize that it is probably not that bad, so I will have to go back some time. If I had spent 30 seconds looking at the information posted at the trailhead, I would have known where I was going. Even on the ridge where the trail ends before you have to make your own way to the summit, the views are absolutely spectacular. You can see forever. The La Sal mountains are majestic and the surrounding landscape is beautiful. Don't underestimate the impact of hiking at above 10000 feet. The switchbacks are not that steep, but I still had to keep stopping to catch my breath.

Beautiful lake. Lots of snow this past winter and lake still has water flowing into it. Completely worth it

hiking
1 month ago

I’m giving the trail 4 stars - but was only in it for 1/2 mile. Met a cute baby bear about 600-800m in and decided not to meet mama bear. Hikers be aware respectful and safe!

Accessed both North Tent and South Tent summits and did a nice loop by starting on east side (from spur road). No established trail but easy route finding the whole way with intermittent faint trails available.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Great trail! It’s hard to find the switchbacks on the shale field when there is snow. I highly recommend this hike!

Spectacular. A hidden gem. We saw ZERO other people on the trail. Steep and moderately hard hike up to the top, but very doable for even an overweight flat lander like myself and our two dogs. Took roughly 3.5 hrs roundtrip with many breaks and pictures. Take lots of water, only one small creek crossing. Mostly shaded in gorgeous aspen and pine forest until the last .75 miles. Hiked on a Saturday afternoon in late August, never got over 75 degrees given the altitude (it was 100 down in Moab). Very easy to follow. Gorgeous wildflowers. The views are the best in the Moab area. All the stars.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, waterfall and arch are worth seeing, however it’s very steep on the way back up.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was hit and miss. Most the time, I’m sure we were on an animal trail. Very difficult, but worth it. We went up the face, and down the back side. We found a little waterfall on our way up.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome views, great ride. Some parts I had to walk down but the rest was a nice challenge. I would definitely recommend this trail. This is the first start point if you don't want to do the 700' incline over the burro pass at the start of the Whole Enchilada trail. You can also drop in off of the La Sal loop road which is where I started this trail. From La Sal loop road it was 18 miles and a 4300 foot drop to get to grandstaff campground on the Colorado river. With multiple stops and many picture taking moments it took me 5 hours. Someone that is actually in shape and a good rider could cut this time in half.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike. The trail is in good shape and well marked. It deviates some from All Trails. The trail head is beside the info boards on the left just as you enter. For parking, stay straight and it will be on your right.

off road driving
bugs
muddy
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

It’s was muddy in some spots , and some snow but overall good for off road.

It's a beautiful trail! There's a stream, wildflowers, and great views once you reach the ridge. However, there is a ton of fairly large downed trees that will force you to either go under, go over, or off trail to get completely around it safely. And as a previous hiker posted, there are a couple spots where it hard to see the trail. Additionally, I saw evidence of recent bear activity via scat and claw markings on nearby trees. Someone logged that they did see a young bear near the trailhead a couple days ago too. Despite all that, I would totally do this trail again!!

hiking
2 months ago

(No more snow!) This trail was a fantastic find! It’s steady uphill the entire way, but the incline and distance make it very doable for the average hiker. What makes this hike truly worthwhile is the awesome view at the summit. You can see Moab, Castle Valley, and of course the LaSals.

This is a very beautiful, well-shaded hiking trail. The reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because it isn’t very well maintained and there a multitude of downed trees throughout the trail that you have scramble over, crawl under, or find a way around. In some cases it is hard to regain the trail. There was also a lot of snow still up there when we hiked it on July 13th. With the combination of downed trees and snow, the top 1/3 of the trail was very hard to follow. We found our way by keeping sight of the ridge to the right. The viewpoints up top were beautiful though.

hiking
3 months ago

it's beautiful! HOWEVER, the trail is poorly marked. as you can see but my recording

off road driving
snow
3 months ago

Easy going and beautiful road was blocked by snow towards the end around geyser pass

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was open, no snow, a great hike to do if you want to get away from the Moab heat. It was over 100 on Saturday in Moab and it was 70 at Warner lake. Great easy hike with lots of wild flowers.

3 months ago

Went on this trail June 28, 2019, still some snow (or snow field or receding glacier, whatever term you prefer) on the trail but passible even in trail sneakers. Views of everything. Absolutely stunning. The trail head marks the trail being 3 miles. So this trail description of 3.9 miles out and back is possibly inaccurate. I'm an experienced hiker and for this amount of time I would say it is approximately 6 miles out and back. I plan on doing it again soon and will track the length to update.

hiking
3 months ago

Steep but well worth it!

Not a long or difficult trail. But the view was worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Steep Sections but an all-around beautiful hike. The lakes are currently full! Forest road 0076 is washed out so the hike is 9miles round trip from the intersection with The La Sal Loop Road.

A very extreme ski mountaineering mountain. I always have a great time skiing this Peak. My favorite is skiing the sub peak of Little Tuk. Best Time to go is may.

hiking
private property
4 months ago

private property and doesnt allow anyone to go through. the off road was closed too

Best on bike once you get through Indian Creek. It’s a two thousand foot gain to Cathedral Rock and the Salt Creek Canyon Trailhead. If you are hiking/running into Salt Creek, the trailhead is hard to find. Use mileage and the Park Service map to find it.

off road driving
10 months ago

Easy drive and great views.

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