This is Why You Should Visit Moab, Utah

Moab From the Top Looking Down behind Jug Handle Arch

Beautiful scenery is not lacking in Moab; magnificent red rocks, fresh Colorado River waters, and endless skies take your breath away. Moab is home to two of the Mighty 5® National Parks situated in Utah. Located in the southeastern corner of Utah, Moab is a diverse and vibrant resort town. Expansive National Parks and scenic outlooks allow visitors to traverse the rugged landscape. No place on earth can beat its off-road adventures. And we certainly can’t forget the plethora of outdoor activities available for all fitness levels.

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National Parks and Scenic Outlooks

With a wide array of gorgeous destinations in Moab, you are sure to stumble upon natural beauty.

Arches National Park

Moab, Utah Arches National Park Delicate Arch
Moab, Utah Arches National Park Delicate Arch

The expansive 76,518 acre Arches National Park contains the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. In addition to over 2000 arches, this National Park showcases sandstone fins, balanced rocks, pinnacles, and spires. Arches N.P. is a real geologists dream! There is a paved route through the park offering a glance at its exquisite viewpoints and access to trailheads. Additionally, there are a variety of trails within the park. Delicate Arch is a challenging, but worthwhile hike we highly recommend.

Canyonlands National Parks

At a staggering 527 square miles, Canyonlands National Park is Utah’s largest. Nearly 20 major hiking trails exist within the park. However, Canyonlands is most famous for its White Rim biking trails. The terrain is diverse making it wildly popular; during peak season reservations are recommended. Constantly changing natural light over the colorful landscape draws amateur and professional photographers from around the world.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Moab Dead Horse Point
Moab Dead Horse Point

One of the most photographed points in the world, Dead Horse Point State Park never ceases to captivate. Viewing points string along a paved trail atop of the mesa making this an easy trip for any age or fitness level. Dead Horse Point State Park rises 2000ft over the Colorado River allowing for outstanding views of the river and Canyonlands. An ideal location if you want to bike, hike, or camp.

Moab Off-road Adventures

Variety is the spice of life. If you are looking for a variety of off-road adventures, Moab is the place for you. Lifted Jeeps and trucks, 4-wheelers, and ATVs can have a field day limited only by your imagination (or the rental shop rules).

Klondike Bluffs

On the outskirts of Arches National Park resides this little-known treasure called Klondike Bluffs. Commonly used for mountain biking, you may be the only vehicle for miles. Some areas are not feasible by vehicle, so please pay attention to the signs.

Jug Handle Arch

Moab Fallen Rock behind Jug Handle Arch
Moab Fallen Rock behind Jug Handle Arch

Follow the signs to Jug Handle Arch then put on your big boy pants. Behind the arch, you will find this narrow, rocky, dirt road that will lead you through switchbacks drizzled with fallen rocks. In most areas, the road is barely wide enough to pass despite being a two-way road. Toward the top before reaching the mesa, you will arrive at a massive boulder hanging over the road that you must drive under to proceed. Immediately following this giant block is a seriously challenging rock climb for most vehicles. Once you’ve reached the top, you quickly realize the view was worth the treacherous trip.

Hell’s Revenge

Hell’s Revenge is pretty much the top of any Jeep owners bucket list. Essentially a steep hole in the rock, Hell’s Revenge will challenge even the best wheelers around. This place is absolutely on our bucket list.

Endless Outdoor Activities

Moab is the place for the outdoor adventure seeker.

Nature Loving:

  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing and Canyoneering

Enjoy Your Passion:

  • Golfing
  • Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Photography
  • Scenic Flights and Sky Diving

River Activities:

  • White Water Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Paddle Boarding

Winter Fun:

  • Ski Trails
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snow Mobiling

With so much to do, Moab is an excellent choice for your next trip.

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