Travel guide to the top of La Sal Pass
La Sal Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.093m (10,147ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, southeast Utah, in USA.
Located in the southeast of the La Sal Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Road 0073 (La Sal Pass road). The road is closed through the winter until conditions improve in the spring (weather permitting). The higher you go the rougher the trail will become. The road is 30.89km (19.2 miles) long, running from Geyser Pass Road to Forest Road 0208. It's the highest point on the road.
Located within the Manti-La Sal National Forest, it’s a great trail for experienced wheelers. This trail is suitable for stock high-clearance vehicles as long as conditions are fair when dry but it is steep, rocky, and narrow in places on the west side. There is a creek crossing on the east side that most higher clearance, passenger cars can make when it is at lower flows. It can be impassable at times of higher flows. The road follows a mountain pass between some of the most prominent peaks in the La Sals. For current conditions in the La Sal Mountains, contact the Manti-La Sal National Forest District at (435) 259-7155.
A minor gravel road west of the pass, called Forest Road 0237, climbs up to 3.140m (10,301ft) above the sea level.
Pic: Cecil Tuley