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 two of Utah's Mighty 5 National Parks in our backyard, the town of Moab is the perfect destination for your next vacation. Moab's easy access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River, three scenic byways, and thousands of square miles of amazing red rock landscapes has made it one of the most sought-after destinations in the American Southwest. While you explore the area's unique scenery, take some time to relax and experience the small town hospitality of Moab. Our great selection of lodging, restaurants, guides and outfitters will make planning your perfect family 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.
Cool down in Moab! Moab is the only major city in Utah located
on the banks of the Colorado River.
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.
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 2015 & 2016 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
The Ultimate Moab Travel Planner
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!
During extremely hot weather it is vitally important that you take the following precautions:
- Limit strenuous outdoor activity to early morning or early evening
- Drink water even if you aren't thirsty (at least 4 liters/person/day)
- Use sunscreen
- Wear light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
- Use a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and head
- Rest in the shade
- Be aware of the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Please be safe out there folks!
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Moab Information Updates
2016 NPS Centennial
During 2016 the National Park Service will be celebrating 100 years of stewardship of America’s national parks. Join the celebration by sampling the huge variety of national parks that our nation has to offer. There is no better place to begin your journey than in Utah, home of the Mighty 5 - Utah’s premier collection of five national parks.
The town of Moab is the only destination in Utah where you can experience two national parks from one convenient location. Visitors from around the world come to Moab to experience sunrise over the towering depths of Canyonlands National Park, and then follow it up with sunset in the ethereal red rock landscape in Arches National Park. Start planning your 2016 Centennial Celebration in Moab - Two National Parks - One Destination!
Experience the Greatest Mountain Biking on the Planet
offers a huge variety of trails for mountain bikers of any experience level,
from beginners looking for a scenic ride through beautiful canyons and
mesa tops, to seasoned bikers looking for the ultimate slickrock challenge. Explore our expanding network of singletrack trails and see why Moab provides the ultimate biking experience!
Sand Flats Recreation Area
The Sand Flats Recreation Area is a public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. A high plain of slickrock domes, bowls and fins, it rises in the east to meet the colorful mesas and nearly 13,000 foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains. Sand Flats' famous Slickrock and Porcupine Rim bike trails, and almost 40 miles of jeep trails are world-renowned for their combination of challenge and awesome scenery.