Just outside of Moab is a hidden treasure. After our discovery I read reviews that indicate other people felt the same as we did. Someone wrote a “hidden oasis”. We were in Moab before the biking scene started for the season, but this still felt remote and secret. A quiet, fertile valley protected by red rock towers and La Sal Mountains.
Number of people: Nobody on the trail. Saw two cars on the La Sal loop and one road biker.
Trail Head: Off of highway 128 north out of Moab. Take the La Sal loop until you see Castleton Tower and then you will also see a trail climbing the hillside. Park in a cut-out and make your way up the narrow hillside trail. You can follow the trail back or return on the 4 wheel trail beneath Castleton Rock.