Moab, UT

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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

My Place Hotel-Moab, UT
My Place Hotel-Moab, UT
2.5 out of 5
1500–1522 N Main St Moab, Moab, UT, 84532
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $107 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Moab. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (387 reviews)
"This property is really close to Arches National Park. It is also a pretty new hotel. I liked the location that it wasn't right in the middle of Moab. The kids enjoyed the pool. Staff was friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

My Place Hotel-Moab, UT
Wingate by Wyndham Moab
Wingate by Wyndham Moab
2.5 out of 5
1260 South Highway 191, Moab, UT, 84532
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $141 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Moab. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,266 reviews)
"Nice hotel with beautiful large pool and outside patio area. Full included breakfast and good location."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Wingate by Wyndham Moab
Aarchway Inn
Aarchway Inn
3 out of 5
1551 North Highway 191, Moab, UT, 84532
The price is $170 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 14
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Moab. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the clean ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,600 reviews)
"Nice place very pleased with room and staff!"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Aarchway Inn
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* Luxury Glamping Tent in Moab | Sleeps 4
* Luxury Glamping Tent in Moab | Sleeps 4
Moab, UT
The price is $222 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 13
Stay at this cabin in Moab. Enjoy onsite parking, a patio, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Moab Rim Trailhead and Poison Spider Trail are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Heaven on Earth
"I cannot say enough positive things about this property and the host. Kenneth answered so many questions honestly and promptly prior to our booking. He is so kind and pleasant. Our family has been on a quest to visit all of the 50 states, and this experience was by far the most unique and memorable. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

* Luxury Glamping Tent in Moab | Sleeps 4
A Quiet and Comfortable Hideaway In The Heart Of Downtown Moab
A Quiet and Comfortable Hideaway In The Heart Of Downtown Moab
Moab, UT
Stay at this apartment in Moab. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and tennis courts. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (146 reviews)
Perfect location
"Was pleased with everything about our stay!"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

A Quiet and Comfortable 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, 84532
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly vacation home in Moab. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (88 reviews)
Great stay
"The place was clean and very comfortable. If and when we return to Moab we will stay a Cali Cochitta again."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Cali Cochitta Vacation Rentals
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