About the Forest

The 1,413,111-acre Manti-La Sal National Forest is located in southeastern Utah. It is managed for multiple uses such as range, timber, minerals, water, wildlife, and recreation. The Forest is divided into three land areas: the Manti Division, the La Sal Division at Moab, and the La Sal Division at Monticello. 

The Manti Division is part of the remnant Wasatch Plateau (5,000 to 10,000 foot elevation) exhibiting high elevation lakes, diverse vegetation, near vertical escarpments, and areas of scenic and geologic interest.

On the La Sal Division-Moab, mountain peaks (12,000 foot elevation), canyons, and forest add climatic and scenic contrast to the hot red-rock landscape of Arches (5,000 foot elevation) and Canyonlands National Parks.

The La Sal Division-Monticello offers timbered slopes to provide a welcome middle ground and background contrast to the sand and heat of Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, and the surrounding desert. Pictographs, petroglyphs, and stone dwellings are evidence of past civilizations.

Private and state lands exist within the Forest boundaries and may be closed to public use. Please refer to maps and information on land ownership, which may be obtained from the Ranger District offices.

Information about the Manti-La Sal National Forest and maps can be found at the San Juan Information Center in Monticello, the Moab Interagency Visitor Center in Moab, and the Castle Country Regional Information Center located in the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum in Price. Information is also available at Stuart Guard Station located on the Huntington and Eccles Canyons National Scenic Byway. Stuart Guard Station is open to the public weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Office hours at the Supervisor's Office and District Offices are 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Some of our offices do close from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch.