La Sal Mountains Viewpoint is your second stop in Arches National Park at 3.4 miles from the visitor center. The elevated vantage point provides a 360° appreciation for the monoliths you are about to encounter, the surrounding Petrified Sand Dunes and the La Sal Mountains located 20 miles south of Moab. The 12,721 foot summit is often snow-capped. The name means Salt Mountains. Closest to your car is the 215 foot high Mars Hotel.