||A guide to planning your trip to the Moab area. Includes complete listings
of area lodging, campground, guides, outfitters & services.
description of some of the most popular 4WD trails in the Moab
area. These trails were chosen because they are close to Moab, short
enough for a partial day trip, and represent a range of skill levels.
Ridge Sauropod Dinosaur Tracks
Copper Ridge Sauropod Tracksite was discovered in 1989. The site,
which is located north of the Moab airport, reveals the first brontosaurus
trackway reported from Utah, as well as trackways of four theropods
of various sizes. The dinosaurs walked in several directions across
a ripple-marked sand deposit that had accumulated in an ancient river
Horse Point State Park
Grand Canyon - Dead Horse Point State Park is perhaps Utah's most
spectacular state park. Towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado
River, the mesa that is Dead Horse Point provides breathtaking views
of the canyon country of southeastern Utah and the pinnacles and buttes
of Canyonlands National Park.
Towers Recreation Site
Fisher Towers are one of the most outstanding scenic features of
Utah's Colorado Riverway. These rock pinnacles soar above a maze of
red and purple hued canyons. Visitors to the Fisher Towers Recreation
Site will be rewarded with a sweeping view of the towers, Castle Rock,
the cliff enclosed Richardson Amphitheater, and the Colorado River.
The brochure, which contains a map of the hiking trail, is produced
by the Bureau of Land Management.
collection of spectacular hiking trails which are all located within
a 1/2 hour drive from Moab. All of the trails are suitable for
half-day outings. Because these trails are all located on public
land, pets are allowed.
you plan on bringing your horse to the Moab area, this brochure
is for you. It is designed to give you general information on
several equestrian trails, and provide guidelines for riding your
horse in both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Canyon Dinosaur Trail
guided trail guide to the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, 15 miles
north of Moab off Highway 191. This area contains traces (vertebrae,
bone fragments and impressions) of a variety of dinosaur species.
Visitors can also view the remnants of an old copper mill and the
Halfway Stage Station, a rest stop for travelers during the turn of
the century as they traveled from the railroad at Thompson to Moab.
Slickrock Bike Trail is well known as one of the nation's most
challenging mountain bike trails. However, Moab also boasts
an abundance of mountain bike trails of all skill levels. This
brochure details the Slickrock Trail and three other day rides near
Locations Auto Tour
Moab area has been a filming location since 1949. Enjoy this
guide as a glimpse of Moab's movie past as you tour some of the
most spectacular scenery in the world.
||Whether you ride for fun or like to push the pace for training, Moab has some of the best road bike riding in the West. Our paved roads generally have little traffic and the terrain varies from mild to wild, with flats, rolling hills and steep sections to really get your heart pumping. You won't find a more scenic place to ride!
Art Auto Tour
Moab area has numerous example of Indian Rock Art (petroglyphs
and pictographs) to enjoy. The sites detailed in this brochure
are all easily accessible with a standard automobile and a short walk.
Guided Auto Tours
collection of self-guided auto tours in the Moab area. Includes
trips into Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point,
LaSal Mountain Loop Road, Scenic Byway 128 and more.
Slickrock Bike Trail traverses a spectacular high plain of slick
rock domes, bowls and fins. The trail is rated a class 4 on
a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the most difficult. Its steep inclines
and descents offer technical challenges to the most experienced bikers.
The 2 mile practice loop is recommended to all first time visitors
and is still rated as difficult and not for novice riders or young
children. The brochure, which contains a map of the trail, is produced
by the Bureau of Land Management.
brochure could save your life. The Moab Bike Patrol has put
together a collection of desert survival tips for mountain bikers.
The brochure also includes assessments of most of the bike trails
in the Moab area.
Can I Get a Shower?
you are doing backcountry camping in the Moab area, this list is
a must-have. For just a few dollars, many local establishments
(campgrounds, bike shops, etc.) will allow you to come in and take
Guide to I-70 Through Southeastern Utah
70 (I-70) through southeastern Utah is a journey through fascinating
landscapes. The route reveals vast deserts, deep canyons, sheer
cliffs, and unique rock formations. This guide covers 175 miles
of I-70 from the Colorado State Line through Salina.
Water Float Trips on the Green and Colorado Rivers
brochure provides basic information about floating the calm water
portions of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Southeastern Utah. These
river areas are suitable for use with canoes, kayaks and rafts.
Canyonlands River Recreation
Utah is blessed with an abundance of river recreation opportunities.
Visitors may select river environments that range from the wilderness
settings of Cataract and Desolation-Gray canyons to the more easily
accessible sections of the Colorado, Green and San Juan rivers. While
the area is known for its whitewater float trips, there are also several
scenic flat-water segments suitable for canoes, jet boats, and small
powerboats. This brochure provides a great introduction to what is
available, and where.
Guide to the San Rafael Area
San Rafael Swell, 2,000 square miles of public land, is known for
its scenic sandstone formations, deep canyons, desert streams, and
expansive panoramas. Aside from I-70, only old uranium mines,
dirt roads, an livestock improvements are evident.
Rafael Desert Loop Auto Tour
brochure details a 100 mile loop through the San Rafael Swell which
requires a minimum of 4 hours. The roads in this brochure can be traversed
with standard two wheel drive vehicles, except during and immediately
after rain storms.
map of Arches National Park from the National Park Service which
details park roads and hiking trails.
map of Canyonlands National Park from the National Park Service.
Island in the Sky District
map of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National
Park from the National Park Service which details park roads and
map of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
from the National Park Service which details park roads and hiking
map the entire region surrounding Moab (75 mile radius).
map of the city of Moab.