Escape Moab’s summer heat with this relaxing, scenic drive over 10,600-ft. Geyser Pass. Views of Spanish Valley from the west side and Mt. Peale on the east side. Hike and bike to nearby mountain tops. Great fall color. Unlicensed vehicles allowed, but but most side roads dead end quickly. Make a loop by returning over moderate La Sal Pass, Trail #54, or just take Highways 46 and 191 back to Moab.
Submitted by Dennis
The Manti-La Sal National Forest announced that work began on a series of projects along the Geyser Pass Road on Aug. 30. The road has been closed for much of the summer due to the Pack Creek Fire; sections of the road will again be closed between late August and late October. The improvements include widening narrow sections of the upper Geyser Pass Road, improving visibility, expanding and improving parking lots, and adding a restroom at the Trans La Sal Trailhead.
The Geyser Pass Road will be closed from the junction with the La Sal Loop Road up to the pass from Aug. 30 – Sept. 12. The upper section of the road, from the junction with Gold Basin to the pass, will be closed from Sept. 12 – Oct. 29, or until the project is complete. The pass and trails that begin at Geyser Pass will still be accessible from the east side (which adds about an hour to the drive time from Moab.)