Take in the View at La Sal Mountains Viewpoint

rock walls and formations illuminated by the rising sun

Pets are allowed in the parking lot, but they are not allowed on the slickrock viewpoint.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The viewpoint is 3.6 miles (5.7 km) from the park entrance. 

If you're doing any strenuous activity in summer, we recommend doing it early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the hot temperatures. Always carry and drink water when hiking.

In winter, snow or icy conditions may make this trail treacherous. Use caution. We recommend traction devices in winter.

Accessibility Information
  • The parking area is paved and bounded by a sidewalk. A slickrock bench with an uneven surface extends out to an overlook, but the same features are visible from the parking lot.
  • In winter, there may be snow or icy conditions; we recommend traction devices for hikers.
  • Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Pets are allowed in the parking lot, but not on the slickrock bench next to the parking lot.
people stand on rocky ground with pinnacles and spires in the distance
People explore La Sal Mountains Viewpoint.

NPS/Chris Wonderly

A spectacular red rock view

La Sal Mountains Viewpoint is located a short distance inside the park and offers an excellent overview of red rock scenery both inside and outside the park.

The viewpoint has a parking lot with a sidewalk. You can also walk onto an uneven, rocky bench with views of the La Sal Mountains, outside the park, and the Courthouse Towers area and its named features like Three Gossips, Sheep Rock, and The Organ. You can also see Balanced Rock and The Windows Section on the distant horizon.

The viewpoint is an excellent spot for sunrise and sunset.

a sign entitled Landmarks on the Landscape
Signs mark features on the landscape.

NPS Photo

Last updated: April 7, 2021