Following the Utah blog series, now is the turn of Dead Horse Point State Park and La Sal Loop Road, both in the town of Moab.
Dead Horse Point is a small state park located near Canyonlands and it has a spectacular view of the canyon, and the Colorado River. Dead Horse Point is a peninsula of rock atop sheer sandstone cliffs, is connected to the mesa by a narrow strip of land called The Neck. Here the plants grow slowly because of the lack of water, trees 15 feet tall may be hundreds of years old. The park elevation is 5,900 feet. In this great park I spent the afternoon until the sunset. From there you can see the La Sal Mountain range.
Dead Horse State Park
La Sal Loop Road
The last day we stayed in Moab we decided to take The La Sal Loop Road, a scenic drive that took us to the La Sal Mountain range. This range is part of the Manti- La Sal National Forest, and the southern Rocky Mountains, from where I had the chance to see a spectacular view of the Moab Valley, Canyonlands National Park, and also the variation of the biome. From desert to alpine evergreens and aspens to desert again.
This drive is connected to the Colorado River Scenic Byway, a road in the edge of the river where you can find campgrounds, trails, bike routes and more. The La Sal Loop Road is a “must do” drive while you stay in Moab.