The United Nations General Assembly designated eleven December “International Mountain Day”. Rising over eight,500 toes above its surrounding desert valley in southwestern Utah, the beautifully snowcapped La Sal Mountains stands as a hanging distinction to the pink rock Canyonlands and Arches National Parks under. These are the second highest mountain range in Utah and embrace the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
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One of the highest outside and adventure destinations on the planet is simply an hour and a half from Denver. Explore the Rocky Mountain foothills on a 40-mile loop together with Golden, Morrison and Evergreen and attractions like Red Rocks, museums and dinosaur tracks. Ironically, the high altitude and long winters are good conditions for bristlecone pines, a number of the oldest residing issues on earth. The nature path passes through a grove of sculptured and grizzled bristlecones. Echo Lake is at the very beginning of the Mount Evans …