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What’s New

Arches Timed Entry Reservation System for 2023– Between April 1 and October 31, 2023 Arches National Park is implementing a Pilot Timed Entry Reservation System. This system provides reliable access to the park and results in a higher quality visitor experience. Read more…

New Non-resident OHV Permit Requirements for 2023– Beginning January 2023, Non-resident OHV Permits must be purchased online. Owners of any off-highway vehicles (ATV or UTV), off-highway motorcycles or snowmobiles brought into Utah by non-residents, must obtain a non-resident permit for their machine in order to operate on public land. Utah also now requires all OHV operators to complete the Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Education Course. Read more…

Seasonal BLM Campground Closures– Several of the BLM’s developed campgrounds are closing for the season. These seasonal closures assist the BLM in directing visitation and managing their workload. They also facilitate completion of maintenance and capital improvement projects. Read more….

New Video– Check out the first in a series of new science and nature videos on Moab’s fragile desert landscape – Moab’s Living Soil Crust. To most people it looks like dirt, but to the desert it’s a critical part of a healthy ecosystem. Amazing macro video lets you see Moab’s living soil crust in a tiny new light! Watch now…

Backcountry Tips for Your Adventure in Moab– Off-road backcountry guide John Marshall offers tips on what you can do to lessen your impact on our motorized trails in the greater Moab area. Read more…

Welcome to Moab

National parks are America’s crown jewels, inspiring awe and wonder. Moab’s iconic national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, attract visitors from all over the world but our public lands include more than national parks. The town of Moab is surrounded by scenic rivers, forests, a state park and thousands of square miles of ruggedly beautiful Bureau of Land Management land.

Our commitment is to respect our beautiful yet fragile environment. We strongly believe that everyone, including us, can be a powerful force in creating a sustainable future. We like that you love it here, but love it like you live here.

Arches Timed Entry Reservation System

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 American Southwest.

While exploring the most unique scenery in the American Southwest, visitors can relax and experience the small town hospitality of Moab. Moab’s perfect climate has made it a magnet for year round outdoor events and festivals, and the downtown business district has responded with a great collection of restaurants, microbreweries, 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.

Moab, Utah

Recreate Responsibly

Our public lands are very fragile and have taken millions of years to develop. We ask that you recreate responsibly while visiting Moab to respect, protect, and preserve our incredible landscape. Recreating responsibly in Moab will ensure that future generations can have the same incredible experience you are enjoying. Click on the symbol below to learn more.

Recreate Responsibly

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Stay on the trail
  • Don’t bust the crust – protect fragile desert soils
  • Pack out what you pack in
  • Dispose of human and pet waste properly
  • Leave historic sites and rock art untouched
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors
  • Drive slowly through residential neighborhoods

Fairy Shrimp

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, videos, postcards, and much more.

Experience the stunning new film, “Welcome to Moab”, in the MIC’s 4K Theater

“Welcome to Moab” is an immersive 4K theater film that provides visitors with an outstanding overview of the public lands and diverse activities possible around Moab, Utah. The film combines impressive ultra-high-definition 4K footage, time lapse photography, and aerial perspectives of the ruggedly spectacular public lands that surround Moab. Watching this 20 minute film at the beginning of your visit will provide the best possible orientation for visiting this spectacular part of the world. The film is repeated throughout the day at the Moab Information Center.

Moab Information Center
25 E Center St
Moab, UT 84532

Moab Information Center Hours (7 Days/Week):
8:00 am – 5:00 pm through November 12, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm starting November 13, 2022
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

“Welcome to Moab” Intro Trailer

Moab 360

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