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Moab, UT
Travel Guide

Arches National Park showing desert views

This eastern Utah city with two national parks on its doorstep is a magnet for hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Surrounded by a sandstone wilderness of red rock canyons, cliffs and bizarre rock formations, Moab is one of Utah’s most popular outdoor playgrounds. The town may be small, but its setting attracts large numbers of visitors every year who hike, bike, jeep, boat, raft and camp amid the mountains and valleys.

Drive out to Arches National Park, just five miles (eight kilometers) north of Moab. Within its 76,518 acres (30,965 hectares) are more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. There is a 36-mile (58-kilometer) paved roundtrip scenic drive that takes you to many of the park’s major attractions. Alternatively, hike one of the trails. They range from short ten-minute walks to four-hour hikes. Stay overnight in the Devils Garden Campground, situated approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the park entrance.

Explore the Canyonlands National Park by foot, boat, or car. Sculpted by the Colorado River, the park is a desert landscape of sandstone plateaus and pillars. See real dinosaur fossils at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail. This self-guided tour provides close-up views of prehistoric dinosaur bones still encased in rock.

The rugged terrain surrounding Moab lends itself to a range of adventurous activities. The area is a famous mountain biking destination with dozens of trails for all experience levels. One of the most popular routes for experienced bikers is the Slickrock Trail. This is a 13-mile (20.9-kilometer) loop that winds through tricky rocky terrain. Alternatively, explore the rugged local landscape with an off-road jeep tour.

The Colorado River runs through Moab and offers a variety of adventures on the water. Enjoy an intense ride over whitewater rapids or canoe or kayak in some of the river’s gentler sections.

The town of Moab has its own attractions. Pick up a one-of-a-kind painting or sculpture at one of the fine art galleries that showcase the work of local artists. Learn about the area’s history from prehistoric times to the present day at the Museum of Moab. Dine in the restaurants and bars, including Eddie McStiff’s with its own microbrewery.

Where to stay in Moab

Motel 6 Green River, UT
Motel 6 Green River, UT
2 out of 5
1860 East Main Street, I-70 at Business Loop 70, Green River, UT
The price is $38 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated in Green River, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of John Wesley Powell River History Museum and Green River State Park. Green River State Park ...
3.5/5Good! (1,053 reviews)
"It’s Motel 6, you get a bed, reasonably clean, nothing remotely fancy."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Motel 6 Green River, UT
Wingate by Wyndham Moab
Wingate by Wyndham Moab
2.5 out of 5
1260 South Highway 191, Moab, UT
The price is $161 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rotary Park, Moab Information Center, and Museum of Moab. Amasa Back Trail and Swanny City Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (405 reviews)
"Kids loved the big pool."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Wingate by Wyndham Moab
My Place Hotel-Moab, UT
My Place Hotel-Moab, UT
2.5 out of 5
1520 North Main Street, Moab, UT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $219 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Moab, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand County Civic Center and Swanny City Park. Moab Information Center and Museum of Moab are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"Brand new rooms! Nice"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

My Place Hotel-Moab, UT
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Indian Canyon Ranch
Indian Canyon Ranch
Monticello, UT
The price is $20 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in the mountains, this campground is within a 15-minute walk of Frontier Museum, Millsite Trail, and Hideout Golf Club. Manti-La Sal National Forest ...
Indian Canyon Ranch
A Quiet and Luxurious Hideaway In The Heart Of Downtown Moab
A Quiet and Luxurious Hideaway In The Heart Of Downtown Moab
Moab, UT
Located in the heart of Moab, this apartment building is steps from Museum of Moab and Moab Information Center. Swanny City Park and Grand County Civic Center ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Super Cute snd Ideally Located
"This lovely unit—perfect for two—is tucked away down a side street from the more busy parts of Moab, yet it’s walking distance to so much. The drive to Arches took about 10 minutes. It is uniquely and beautifully decorated with custom counters ( a sink that looks to be carved from a large stone!) ..."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

A Quiet and Luxurious Hideaway In The Heart Of Downtown Moab
Cali Cochitta Vacation Rentals
Cali Cochitta Vacation Rentals
4 out of 5
110 South 200 East, Moab, UT
Located in the heart of Moab, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Moab and Moab Information Center. Swanny City Park and Rotary Park are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (82 reviews)
"Cute place :) Bed was comfortable. Quiet location."

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Cali Cochitta Vacation Rentals
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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