Moab, Utah: Two National Parks - One Destination
Moab will surround you with the warmth and hospitality of a small resort town at the center of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth.
With easy access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River, and thousands of square miles of amazing red rock landscapes waiting to be explored, a vacation in Moab, Utah delivers nonstop fun and excitement for your entire family. While you explore the most unique scenery in the American Southwest, take some time to relax and experience the small town hospitality of Moab. Our great selection of lodging and restaurants will make planning your perfect vacation easy!
Let Moab be your base camp for world famous mountain biking, hiking, four wheel driving, or river trips of any length and experience level. For a more relaxing visit just sit back and enjoy the scenery along the beautiful scenic drives in our national parks or on Moab’s three Scenic Byways.
La Sal Mountain Viewpoint in Arches National Park
Photo courtesy National Park Service
Moab is home to several of Utah’s most diverse National Parks. Within minutes of town you will find yourself surrounded by out-of-this-world red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Less than an hour’s drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that makes you feel as if you are on top of the world. The views from the Island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes. The great scenery, however, doesn’t end with our National Parks. Dead Horse Point State Park is a short drive from Moab and offers visitors amazing views of the snaking meanders of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below. Just 20 miles south of Moab are the La Sal Mountains, which are part of Manti-La Sal National Forest. Attaining heights of nearly 13,000 feet, these alpine mountains are the second highest mountain range in Utah. All of the amazing scenery in this part of the world is why Moab has such a rich history of filmmaking. However, seeing it on the big screen is one thing, experiencing it for yourself will fill you with enough memories to last a lifetime.
Moab’s perfect climate has also made it a magnet for year round outdoor events and festivals, and the downtown business district has risen to the occasion with a great collection of restaurants, 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. Those that love to walk, run, or cycle will love the Mill Creek Parkway, a paved pedestrian walkway that meanders through the heart of Moab.
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 southwest.
Discover our National and State Parks
||Only 5 miles north of Moab, Arches National Park contains the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. 35 miles west of Moab, Canyonlands National Park is the largest national park in the state of Utah. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park is Utah's most spectacular state park.
Arches National Park | Canyonlands National Park | Dead Horse Point State Park
Discover Our Activities
Let Moab be your base camp for world famous mountain biking, hiking, four wheel driving, or river expeditions of any length and experience level. Moab also offers canyoneering, scenic flights, ballooning, and skydiving. For a more relaxing visit just sit back and enjoy the scenery along Moab's three scenic byways.
Rafting | Mountain Biking | Hiking | Scenic Byways | 4-Wheel Driving | Guides & Outfitters
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Discover Our 2014 Events
||Moab hosts numerous events throughout the year. The town's arts community organizes annual events such as the Moab Art Walk, Artists Studio Tour, and the Moab Arts Festival. Annual music events, such as the Moab Music Festival in September and the Moab Folk Music Festival in November, provide great music in a spectacular outdoor setting. And don't forget our world famous Easter Jeep Safari!
Moab Information Center
Once you arrive in Moab, your first stop should be the Moab Information
Center (MIC). Conveniently located at the corner of Main and Center Street in
Moab, the MIC offers information on recreational opportunities and visitor
services throughout southeastern Utah. Allow some time for the interpretive
displays and large gift shop featuring guide books, maps, videos, DVD's,
postcards, and much more.
|Info Center GPS Address & Coordinates:
25 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532
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What's Happening in Moab
December 5, 2014
Moab City Tree Lighting
Live music with local choir and bands,Santa,cookies and hot cocoa - provided by Zions Bank and Moab Chamber of Commerce.
December 5-6, 2014
Grand Center Gift Fair
A holiday gift fair with 38 booths featuring local artists and artisans. Friday hours are from 4pm-8pm on Saturday and 9am-3pm on Sunday.
December 5-6. 2014
MARC Holiday Art & Craft Fair
The MARC Holiday Art & Craft Fair is a marketplace for all things handmade, homemade, original, and unique. Held annually in early December, it is a local shoppers mecca for holiday gifts. Shopping hours are Friday, from 4pm-8pm, and Saturday from 10am - 5pm.
December 6, 2014
Electric Light Parade
Christmas Electric Light Parade travels along Main Street after dark.
For details about these events click here to view our complete 2014 Calendar of Events for the Moab area.
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