All About Moab, Utah

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Moab is a city in eastern Utah. It’s a gateway to massive red rock formations in Arches National Park. Southwest, Canyonlands National Park features mesas and buttes carved by the Green and Colorado rivers, plus Native American rock art. Dinosaur tracks can be found at sites like Bull Canyon Overlook and Copper Ridge. In the city, collections at the Museum of Moab include dinosaur bones and archaeological artifacts.

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Moab’s Perfect Location

Moab, Utah, home to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, is surrounded by some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth. Moab’s unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the American Southwest.

While exploring the most unique scenery in the American Southwest, visitors can relax and experience the small town hospitality of Moab. Moab’s perfect climate has made it a magnet for year round outdoor events and festivals, and the downtown business district has responded with a great collection of restaurants, microbreweries, shops, and galleries. Moab’s diverse cuisine will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet. Stroll through the downtown shops for a great selection of southwestern arts and jewelry, souvenirs, t-shirts, and much more.


Mountain Biking

Moab’s Porcupine Rim and Slickrock trails are on the top of the list of rides that made Moab famous, and they are the most spectacular and challenging mountain bike rides available anywhere, but Moab also has trails for bikers of any experience level. From beginners looking for a scenic ride through beautiful canyons and mesa tops, to seasoned bikers looking for the ultimate challenge, Moab has it all. How can you go wrong when the trail list currently includes 111 trails with names like Captain Ahab, Dino-flow, Sidewinder, Secret Passage and Hazzard County?

Moab Jeeping

Moab is celebrated for its wide array of 4×4 and backcountry trails. People from all over the world come to tackle the challenges of some of off-roading’s most difficult obstacles. If you’re not an avid off-road enthusiast, don’t be intimidated, there are plenty of easy, beginner trails for you to explore. You don’t even need your own vehicle, there are reliable rentals.

Arches National Park

Located just 5 miles (8 km) north of Moab is Arches National Park, which contains the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Although over 2,000 arches are located within the park’s 76,518 acres, the park also contains an astounding variety of other geological formations. Colossal sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires dwarf visitors as they explore the park’s viewpoints and hiking trails. A paved scenic drive takes visitors to many of the major viewpoints within the park. The park’s rock formations delight children as well as adults, with many easy trails providing opportunities for kids to get out of the car and explore the arches up close. Hikers can choose from a wide variety of trails, from short twenty minute walks leading right up to many of the largest arches in the park, to more adventurous hikes into lesser seen areas.  Enjoy Arches by car or by foot.

The Colorado River

Enjoy rafting on the Colorado River.

Raft the cool Colorado River in Moab

Amazing adventure awaits! Options include Moab Adventure Center or Mild to Wild Raft and Jeep Tours

The adventure is set in some of the most magnificent scenery adjacent to Arches National Park & near Canyonlands National Park. The infamous Colorado River carves an unbelievable waterway of fun floating and splashy rapids. Located just 5 minutes from Arches, a 1/2 hour from Canyonlands National Parks, 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 5 hours from the Grand Canyon, 2 1/2 hours from Lake Powel, and 2 1/2 hours from Durango, Colorado (our home base). The Utah rafting on the Colorado River offers perfect half, day or overnight trips for families, seniors, newbies and raft enthusiasts looking for an unbelievably beautiful river setting.


Canyonlands is the largest national park in Utah, and its diversity staggers the imagination. The easiest way to see the park is with a visit to the Island in the Sky district, only 32 miles (51.5 km) from Moab. The Island in the Sky offers many pullouts with spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Hiking trails and four-wheel-drive roads access backcountry areas for day or overnight trips.

The Island in the Sky sits atop a massive 1500 foot mesa, quite literally an Island in the Sky. Twenty miles (32.2 km) of paved roads lead to many of the most spectacular views in Canyon Country. From these lofty viewpoints visitors can often see over 100 miles (161 km) in any given direction, resulting in panoramic views that encompass thousands of square miles of canyon country. Take a short day-hike or spend a relaxing late afternoon enjoying the sunset. Whether you have a few hours to spend or a few days, the Island in the Sky provides an unforgettable Canyon Country experience for the entire family.

Directions from Moab

Take Highway 191 10 miles (16 km) north to Highway 313, and then drive southwest 22 miles (35 km). Driving time to the visitor center from Moab is roughly 40 minutes.

Park Hours

Open year-round, 24 hours/day

Entrance Fee

$30/vehicle – Good for 7 days (Subject to change)

Dead Horse Point

32 miles (51.5 km) from Moab, Dead Horse Point State Park is one of Utah’s most spectacular state parks. The view from Dead Horse Point is one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, the overlook provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands’ sculpted pinnacles and buttes. Millions of years of geologic activity created the spectacular views from Dead Horse Point State Park. Deposition of sediments by ancient oceans, freshwater lakes, streams and wind blown sand dunes created the rock layers of canyon country. Igneous activity formed the high mountains that rise like cool blue islands from the desert below.

The legend of Dead Horse Point states that around the turn of the century the point was used as a corral for wild mustangs roaming the mesa top. Cowboys herded them across the narrow neck of land and onto the point. The neck was then fenced off with branches and brush. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below.

There are miles of pet-friendly developed hiking trails in the park, including a paved trail which provides easy access to some of the most scenic views. Mountain Bikers will love the new Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse Point. With slickrock sections, looping singletrack, sandy washes, and incredible scenery, the Intrepid Trail System provides a great taste of what Moab mountain biking is all about. This is the perfect ride for families and offers spectacular views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

Directions from Moab

Drive 9 miles (14.5 km) northwest of Moab on US 191 and then 23 miles (37 km) southwest on Utah 313. Driving time to the visitor center from Moab is roughly 45 minutes.

Directions from Moab

The entrance of Arches is located 5 miles (8km) north of Moab, along highway 191.

Park Hours

Open year-round, 24 hours/day

Entrance Fee

$30/vehicle – Good for 7 days (Subject to change)

Hole N The Rock Zoo

A short and beautiful drive south of town, you will find so many hungry animals looking forward to your visit.

Come feed Cooper the Camel at the Petting Zoo at Hole N The Rock

Play Tennis

The local High School has Public Courts at Grand County High School: 555 South Main, Moab, Utah 84532 435-259-8931 

Delicate Arch

A Stone Icon

People come from all over the world to visit Arches National Park, and to hike to see Delicate Arch up close. In a park with over 2,000 stone arches, this particular free-standing arch has become a widely recognized symbol of the state of Utah and one of the most famous geologic features in the world.

The light opening beneath the arch is 46 feet high and 32 feet wide, making it the largest free-standing arch in the park. It has had more than a few names in its history, from the colorful (“Cowboy’s Chaps”, “Old Maid’s Bloomers”) to the prosaic (“Salt Wash Arch”). The term “Delicate” first appeared in a January 1934 article about the Arches National Monument Scientific Expedition, which described it as “the most delicately chiseled arch in the entire area.”

Moab Aquatic Center

Aquatics & Fitness Center

Moab Aquatic Center Indoor Pool
Moab Aquatic Center Indoor Pool

Recommended Restaurants in Moab

If you are looking for a great place to eat, we recommend the following restaurants in Moab:

Desert Bistro 
98 Center
Moab Kitchen
Arches Thai