South Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.258m (10,688ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, in the U.S. state of Utah. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Utah.
The road to the summit, located in La Sal Mountains of south-eastern Utah, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called Forest Road 4717. It is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 with high clearance required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. The road is narrow and eroded enough to make travel a little uncomfortable. The peaks offer excellent views of the surrounding Colorado Plateau country - stark rock landscapes as well as the pinyon forest which surrounds the La Sals like an apron.
Pic: Cecil Tuley