The deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams of the Manti-La Sal National Forest create a diverse landscape. From the Abajos and La Sals in southeastern Utah to the Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch mountains hundreds of miles away in central Utah, the Forest is a welcome retreat.
Think of the Manti-La Sal as a group of far-flung islands of forest that are scattered from central Utah to southeastern Utah and western Colorado. The Sanpitch Mountains and the Wasatch Plateau are closest to the urban areas of the Wasatch Front. Far to the southeast are two other islands of Forest, the La Sal mountains, and the Abajo/Elk Ridge mountains.
The Manti-La Sal National Forest has issued a new closure order for the Seeley Fire Scar in the area of Huntington Canyon. Volunteers and Forest Service employees have reconstructed most trails and a rainy spring and summer have led to good regrowth of vegetation on slopes. Read the closure order here. See the closure map here.