Manti-La Sal National Forest
Learn more about how to get involved in protecting your outdoor experiences in Utah’s Manti-La Sal National Forest.
Get involved to protect Utah’s Manti-La Sal National Forest today!
The Manti La Sal National Forest covers more than 1.2 million acres of public land in the central and southeastern parts of Utah and the far western part of Colorado. The Manti La Sal National Forest is known for its diverse landscape of deep sandstone canyons, large mountain ranges, and rivers. 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 offer some of the best diverse rock climbing, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, trail running, backpacking, white water rafting and paddling in the intermountain west, all within driving distance to large metropolitan areas in Utah and Colorado.
The Forest Service is currently in the process of planning for how it will manage these areas and activities for the next 20-30 years. At stake are things like recreation access, infrastructure development and maintenance, trails, scenic viewsheds, permitting for guides, outfitters and educational groups, wilderness designations, and the possibility of new scenarios for stewardship and forest partnerships.
Outdoor Alliance is working on these forest plans with our partners, including Access Fund, American Alpine Club, American Whitewater, IMBA, and Winter Wildlands Alliance. But we need your help to make sure that the interests of human-powered recreationists—skiers, climbers, mountain bikers, paddlers, hikers—are well represented as these plans move toward final drafts and, ultimately, toward implementation.
For more information, and links to planning documents and the comment form, check out Forest Service’s planning information page. Or sign up below to get involved, and we will send you up-to-the-minute guidance about how to make a difference.
Top left photo courtsey John Buie via Flickr; top right phoot courtesy of Jason Keith, bottom photo courtesy of Ashley Korenblat