Our favorite spots on the La Sal Mountain Loop Road

Utah has no lack of stunning views and scenery. At Whispering Oaks Ranch, our location on the iconic La Sal Mountain loop road near Moab, Utah provides convenient access to the stunning nature around and exhilarating activities. Here are some of our favorite spots on the La Sal mountain loop road that you should stop by when you stay at Whispering Oaks Ranch. 

Castle Valley Overlook to Sand Flats Road

Showcasing stunning views of rock formations and other natural marvels, the castle valley overlook is one of our favorite spots near Whispering Oaks. This trail leads into sand flats road, lasting a duration of 3.8 miles and reaching an elevation of 2,500 feet. Popular during the spring and summer when the trail isn’t muddy (it’s unpaved), it is an excellent place to both drive, walk, and mountain bike. Whatever way you’d like to immerse yourself in nature, this trail accommodates it!

Geyser Pass

While it isn’t named after an actual geyser, but a cattleman, Geyser pass is still stunning. Especially stunning during winter (and a prominent attraction for skiers and snowboarders) Geyser Pass is just south of Whispering Oaks. We especially love snowshoeing and cross country skiing here in the fresh snow. 

Warner and Oowah Lakes

Just six miles from Whispering Oaks, these lakes are prime locations to go fishing, swimming, and hiking during the warmer months of the year. Warner lake stands out during the early summer for its bountiful and gorgeous wildflowers that attract local wildlife such as birds and deer. Warner also provides access to the Gold Knob trailhead which is one of our favorite hikes ever. 

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Both under an hour from Whispering Oaks, our guests love visiting these national parks when they come to visit. While the drive may be a bit lengthy, it is also scenic and offers panoramic views of the local scenery.

Arches National Park is known for its magnificent red rock formations that stick out of the landscape. It is also an awesome place to hike year-round (the same can be said for Canyonlands), and we are more than happy to recommend trails when asked by guests.

Canyonlands, aptly named, showcases canyons and buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. It is also an excellent location to go stargazing, and is an international dark sky park, proving it’s nighttime beauty!

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