About the Area

The Manti-La Sal National Forest, a 1.4 million acre mountain range, occupies parts of central and southeastern Utah, as well as parts of Colorado. Offering everything from scenic hikes to thrilling off-road adventures and memorable experiences, the forest has something for everyone. During your visit, be sure to check out surrounding areas and all they have to offer. For more information, check out the links below.

  • Bears Ears National Monument

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    The Bears Ears National Monument is the 12th national monument managed by the Forest Service, and the fifth managed jointly with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. Monuments generally preserve current uses of the land, including tribal access for traditional plant and firewood gathering and for ceremonial purposes. Current uses also include recreation, grazing, hunting and fishing and water and utility infrastructure.

  • Arapeen OHV Trail System

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    The Arapeen OHV Trail system is located in south central Utah on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Over 350 miles of ATV and 4X4 routes are included in the system. The backbone of the system is the scenic South Skyline Drive which is a rugged 4X4 experience for most of its 58-mile length from Utah Highway 31 on the north to the Fishlake National Forest boundary on the south.

  • San Rafael Swell

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    The Swell is a playground for the whole family. With several popular hikes in the region that take you through slot canyons (Little Wild Horse Canyon) to breathtaking vistas (the Wedge Overlook) and in an amongst the goblins in Goblin Valley, this area offers a wide variety of family adventures. In addition to getting out in nature, the museums in and around the Swell welcome visitors of all ages. From the Museum of the San Rafael and Pioneer Museum to the John Wesley Powell River Museum, visitors can go back in time and learn about the region from when dinosaurs roamed the land up to the present.