Moab, Utah - Home of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Moab will surround you with the warmth and hospitality of a small resort town at the center of some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth.
Moab’s unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. 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 Mountains
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.
Explore 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
Start Planning Your Moab Vacation
Check Out Our Calendar of 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 Vehicle Navigation System Address:
|| 25 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532
Petrified sand dunes sweep across the area between
and The Windows in Arches National Park.
Moab Guides & Outiftters
Are you looking for a guided tour of all that the Moab area has to offer? Click here for a complete list of all of Moab's professional guides & outfitters.
Upcoming Moab Events
Cardboard Boat Race
Custom design your own boat and set sail upon Ken's Lake.
Desert R.A.T.S. (Race Across the Sand)
Desert R.A.T.S. is a supported foot race, with several stages (running/walking), over a distance of about 148 miles
BLM Paleontologist Hike and Interpretation of Dinosaur Track Site
BLM paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster will lead short, interpretive hikes at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Dawg Days of Summer BBQ & Silent Auction
Benefit for The Humane Society of Moab Valley.
Raft for the Cure
A Day of rafting on the Colorado River with all your friends, BBQ lunch, and then live music and dinner in the park that evening - all for the great cause of raising funds for breast cancer awareness and preventon.
Scorpions Ranger Program @ Deadhorse Point
Join a ranger to learn about the different scorpion species present in the park. Following the discussion, go on a scorpion hunt to find them in their natural habitat.
For details about these events click here to view our complete 2013 Calendar of Events for the Moab area.
Mobile Friendly Version
When you are on the road, or already in Moab, the mobile friendly version of discovermoab.com can come in handy for locating campgrounds & lodging, choosing a restaurant, or learning more about current local events. Detailed infomation about popular local attractions is also included.
Request our Free Travel Guide
Explore everything that the Moab area has to offer. Our Moab Activities Planner also includes complete listings of Moab lodging, campgrounds, guides, outfitters and services. Click here to request your free copy today!
Expanded Biking Section
Over the past two years the number of mountain bike trails in the Moab area has greatly expanded, including 40 miles of new singletrack. For more details check out our expanded mountain biking section which includes many of Moab's newest trails.
New Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center
The new state-of-the-art 24,000 square-foot facility features an indoor six-lane competition pool with both one-meter and three-meter diving boards, a shallow-water area and slide, an outdoor lap pool with adjoining current channel, and a large outdoor leisure pool with a play structure and slides. A fitness area with weight and cardio machines is also available. Read more...