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  • Arches National Park

    The La Sal Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for Delicate Arch.
  • La Sal Mountains

    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.
  • Dead Horse Point State Park

    Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point provides a breathtaking view of Utah's canyon country.
  • Moab Mountain Biking

    Moab 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 challenge.
  • Moab Golf Club

    Immerse yourself in Moab's beautiful red rocks by taking in 18 holes of golf at one of the most scenic golf courses in the southwest.
  • Canyoneering & Climbing

    Moab's Canyoneering and Climbing Guides can take you into some of the lesser visited canyons that are the hidden gems of southern Utah.
  • Night Skies

    The Moab area contains some of the darkest night skies in North America, and is a popular destination for stargazers.
  • White Water Rafting

    Experience the thrill of a whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River in Cataract or Westwater Canyons.
  • Camping in Canyon Country

    Moab has hundreds of campsites located within our national and state parks, and on the BLM lands surrounding the parks.
  • Arches National Park

    Colossal sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires dwarf visitors as they explore the park's viewpoints and hiking trails.
  • Balanced Rock

    Balanced Rock is located along the scenic drive in Arches National Park
  • 4-Wheel Driving

    Moab has a full range of backcountry trails, from easy 2-wheel drive backcountry scenic drives to the ultimate in challenging 4-wheel drive trails.
  • Canyonlands National Park

    A short hike to Mesa Arch rewards visitors with a naturally framed view of Utah's canyon country.
  • Arches National Park

    Double-O Arch is reached via a spectacular 4 mile round-trip hike in Arches National Park.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding will surround your family with the splendor of the scenic Colorado River gorge.
  • Hiking & Backpacking

    From cool stream-side hikes to spectacular sandstone arches, Moab is full of exciting day-hikes and overnight backpacking opportunities.
  • Moab Mountain Biking

    Over the past two years the number of mountain bike trails in the Moab area has greatly expanded, including 40 miles of new singletrack.
  • Dead Horse Point State Park

    The view from Dead Horse Point is one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world.
  • Balloon Rides

    Let your spirit soar on a balloon ride over Utah's canyon country.
  • Kayaking on the Colorado River

    Kayak the Colorado River on your own or with one of Moab's professional river outfitters.

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.

Mighty 5With 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.

Fisher Towers near Moab
View of Fisher Towers from along Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway (U-128).

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.

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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.

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point
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.

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Our website contains everything that you need to start planning your Moab vacation. Take a look at Moab's plentiful lodging opportunities, diverse cuisine and recreational activities.

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Discover Our 2015 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!
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Moab Information Center

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.

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25 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park
Located only 32 miles from Moab, the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park offers lofty views encompassing thousands of square miles of Utah's canyon country. Moab is the best place to start your exploration of Utah's largest National Park.
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Important Tips for Visiting Arches National Park

Arches Congestion
Due to large visitation between March and October, along with construction projects within the park (March-July 2015), visitors need to take extra care when planning a visit to Arches National Park.
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Experience the Greatest Mountain Biking on the Planet

Moab Mountain Biking
Moab 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!
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Sand Flats Recreation Area

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.
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Motorcycle Trail Riding

Motorcycle Trail Riding
The Moab area offers tremendous diversity for motorcycle trail riding. From graded roads to singletrack trails, you can choose a new adventure for each day of your visit, and your next visit.
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Moab Guides & Outiftters

Moab Guides
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.

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