Welcome to the Manti-La Sal National Forest 

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.

What you may not know about the Manti-La Sal. . .

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Dark Canyon Wilderness

Steep erodes clifsThe Dark Canyon Wilderness is a unique forested pocket tucked into the heart of southeast Utah's wild canyon country. The Dark Canyon Wilderness, designated by Congress in 1984, is a spectacular and remote desert canyon wilderness covering over 47,000 acres in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. This video will show you some of the spectacular scenery.

Volunteers in Dark Canyon Wilderness

Man building trail among cliffs


Volunteers from throughout the United States help maintain a scenic hiking trail that winds through Dark Canyon Wilderness -- Horse Pasture Trail. They backpacked about five miles into the wilderness, set up camp for the week, and then hiked to the work project each day.

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Every Kid In A Park

Every Kid In A Park

Every Kid In A Park is a organization for 4th graders to be able to experience nature. This allows them into National Forests and National Monuments for free!

Candland Mountain Trailhead

People on horseback riding up a hill in forest

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has donated a trailhead and parking lot in Huntington Canyon to the Forest. The trailhead gives users access to the Candland Mountain Trail and other trails.


PIT Volunteers at GBEEC

Men pull posts from ground

Passport In Time Volunteers joined Forest Service and Snow College employees during August to make repairs and help document important historic artifacts at the GBEEC in Ephraim Canyon.