Moab

40°
40° - January
47° - February
60° - March
68° - April
79° - May
90° - June
95° - July
92° - August
83° - September
69° - October
53° - November
40° - December
Dec avg
$109
Avg Hotel
$258
Est. Airfare

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Description

One part small town, one part sprawling red rock landscapes, and one huge part outdoor paradise, Moab is a true adventurer's dream. With easy access to two National Parks-Arches and Canyonlands-Moab has been enticing visitors for the last century. Mountain bikers, jeep drivers, 4-wheelers, fishermen, whitewater rafters, and nature enthusiasts flock to the famous red rock for unparalleled outdoor activities. And although the town itself is about as quaint as they come, it's full of comfortable lodging and friendly locals. No museums or theme parks are necessary in Moab since the entire area is the one massive natural wonderland.
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council
Photo Credit: Moab Area Travel Council

Desert Gateway

09/21/13
Moab is a great starting point for exploring Utah's National Parks. It's manageable, and, even after having been there on three separate occasions, the red beauty and small-town charm never cease to appeal to me.
There is a campground in the middle of the city - set up your tent and walk a short distance into town for grub. Moab Brewery has delicious eats and fantastic microbrews on tap - a rarity in a state where permits for consuming alcohol are not so far in the distant past. There's lots of quirkiness to Moab's restaurant scene; another gem is the Jailhouse Cafe (converted, you guessed it, from an old jailhouse) into a breakfast-only joint. Moab is truly a mountain biking town; most of the trails are not for beginners! If you are aching for the traditional mountain biking experience, Slick Rock Trail is where it's at.
Outside of Moab, the closest National Park is Arches, with some of the most famous locations being Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch, both reached by manageable hikes. Overall, it's a great introduction to the phenominal vistas Utah has to offer. A mere three hours south of Moab and you're in Monument Valley, the set of many Western films and a true Western landmark. A few hours in any direction from Moab will provide you with limitless camping, hiking, mountain biking, and adventuring opportunities.
Erica

Arches National Park

09/21/13
Arches National Park, was the thing I visited in Moab and I must say it was a great experience. The red rocks of Utah make the place seem unfamiliar almost like you are visiting Mars. I would say Arches National Park is a great place, but there are much better places in Utah to hike. We visited pretty much every highlight the park had to offer in a day and most places required no hiking at all. If you are looking for more challenging hikes I suggest Zion National Park. However if you want to see something truly unique and are a shutterbug like myself I have to say I have captured some of my best photos at Arches National Park.

We camped near the Colorado River was also a great time and we stayed by the Big Bend which was awesome except for the bugs, but hey that's camping.
Matt

Arches National Park

Take in the incredible view of this red rock valley! This park had over 2,000 arches that you can see and hike to. A must see place, but make sure to bring plenty of water!
Cost: $10 entrance fee per vehicle that lasts for 7 days.
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Biking

With tons of biking trails in Moab you must bring your bike or rent one! There is so much beauty to be seen by getting deeper into the canyons and enjoying mother nature. There are trails for all skill levels that the whole family can enjoy!
Cost: Free
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Jeeping

If you like off roading then this is the place to be! There are a full range of four wheel drive trials for the more cautious drivers to the high intensity seekers!
Cost: Free
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Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Canyonlands Field [CNY]