From the National Park Service…

Release date:  March 27, 2020

Lynn Mcaloon, (435) 210-1799
Canyonlands Information Line, (435) 719-2313
Arches Information Line, (435) 719-2299

MOAB, UT— The Southeast Utah Group of national parks is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from Southeast Utah Public Health, San Juan Public Health, and Moab Regional Hospital. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020, Arches and Canyonlands national parks will be closed to all park visitors until further notice. All vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians are prohibited from entering any park areas, including campgrounds, trails, backcountry, and roads. Any recreational use of the parks is in violation of this closure. We regret any inconvenience or hardship this may cause.

The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore these parks, including:

Visitors with camping or Fiery Furnace tour reservations impacted by this closure may cancel or reschedule online at, or by calling (877) 444-6777.

We will continue to provide updates and will notify the public when we resume full operations on park social media channels and these two web pages:

Updates about general NPS operations will be posted on For additional information about Southeast Utah Group parks, visit our websites:

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Hovenweep National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument

Moab - Where Adventure Begins

To all of our Visitors, Domestic and International,

This time of the year in Moab is always so busy with visitors from all over the world coming to experience Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point, the Colorado River, and especially our unique town of Moab.

It is quite different today as we all are experiencing a very trying situation worldwide. We are aware of how this virus is impacting every country. We applaud all of the doctors, nurses, and everyone in the medical field who are working tirelessly through this trying time.

We hope that you and your family are practicing all of the recommendations for staying at home and social distancing. We are all in this together. We look forward to the day that you can visit with us, spend time in Moab, enjoy the outdoors and wide-open spaces in our area.

We are keeping the world in our hearts and wish each and everyone to stay healthy.

Elaine Gizler
Moab Area Travel Council

Moab, Utah

After a long day of adventures on the trails, on the river, or exploring the national parks, a satisfying meal is non-negotiable. Fortunately, Moab offers a plethora of great dining options that belie its small-town status. With offerings from breakfast to BBQ and food trucks to fancy fine dining (and just about everything in-between), these are some of the best places to eat in Moab.

For Breakfast

Love Muffin Café

Open Daily 6:30AM-1PM
139 North Main St.

If you’re looking for a quick stop for some pre-adventure fuel, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than coffee and a breakfast panini or burrito from the Love Muffin Café. With a seasonal, organic menu comprised largely of local ingredients, there are also plenty of lighter options like house-made granola and quinoa bowls. Though Love Muffin may be best known for its breakfast offerings, their lunch menu is just as delicious, featuring fresh sandwiches and salads made with house-made bread, sauces, and dressings. And while the line can often reach out the door, the friendly staff keeps it moving along at an impressive clip.

Jailhouse Café

Open Daily 7AM-12PM
101 North Main St.

Pop into this cute, historic diner for delicious comfort breakfast foods and an atmosphere that instantly feels like home. Built in the late 1800’s, the Jailhouse was once Moab’s official County Courthouse, an office space, and a post office; but now it’s known as “Moab’s Breakfast Place”. Some of the can’t-miss dishes here are the chorizo scramble, swedish pancakes, and the eggs benedict (which have a reputation for being the best in town). Wake up early for a table at this popular breakfast spot, the coffee is hot and the friendly staff is ready to help you start your day off on the right foot.
Food Trucks in Moab, Utah

For Lunch

Moab Food Truck Park

Open Mon. to Fri. 11AM-8PM, Sat. 5-10PM
Closed Sunday
39 West 100 North

OK, so technically this isn’t one restaurant so much as a collective of various mobile eateries, but the newly opened Moab Food Truck Park is not to be missed, especially if you’re part of a group that has a tough time settling on one place to please all palates. With a wide variety of mouth-watering food truck fare such as Red Wok Chinese Express, Tacos El Gordo, Hokulia Shave Ice, Downtown Dawgs, Delicate Donuts, The Krusty Crab, and Big Don’s Pizza, there’s truly something for everybody. The shaded and misted seating area comes in handy during hot weather, and if you’re lucky, you might even be treated to some live music while enjoying your meal.
Food Trucks in Moab, Utah

Sultan Mediterranean Grill

Open Daily 11AM-8PM
574 North Main St.

The Sultan Mediterranean Grill is relatively new to Moab, and they’re on a mission to bring vibrant Greek and Lebanese flavors to the desert town. Stop in for any of the lunch specials after a busy morning playing on the red rocks, or end your day with an authentic mediterranean feast. The food is beautifully presented, fresh, and expertly prepared. Plus, the menu has a great offering of vegetarian options and lighter plates. You can’t miss the spicy hummus, a lamb kebab or gyro, or the falafel pita.

For Dinner

Sunset Grill

Open Mon. to Sat. 5-9:30PM
Closed Sunday
900 North Main St.

Perched atop the hills lining Main Street, the Sunset Grill is aptly named for delivering the best mealtime views in Moab (or just about anywhere). Originally built as the luxurious home of “Uranium King” Charlie Steen, the Sunset Grill is now the oldest operating restaurant in Moab. Dining here is an elegant experience from the moment you drive up the winding, lantern-lit road to your last bite of decadent tiramisu (which we can’t recommend enough). Watch the sun fall behind the desert horizon with a mouth-watering filet mignon, linguini olivia, or raspberry duck dish. The entire menu is well complemented with a great selection of local wines and craft beers, and everything is sure to impress.
Jailhouse Cafe in Moab

Desert Bistro

Open Nightly at 5PM
36 South 100 West

While most Moab restaurants won’t give you a second glance if you come in covered in a fine layer of desert dust, you’ll definitely want to get cleaned up a bit before visiting this fine dining establishment. The menu puts a Southwestern spin on classic French cuisine, with nightly game specials and fresh seafood flown in from the coast. Desert Bistro also boasts an extensive wine and cocktail list, as well as fresh-baked bread and desserts, all made in-house. Reservations are recommended, especially during the busy season.
Downtown Moab

Sabaku Sushi

Open Tues. to Sun. 5-9PM
90 East Center St.

If sushi isn’t the first food that springs to mind when you think of desert fine dining, you’re probably not alone. But one meal at Sabaku (the Japanese word for “desert”), and you’ll quickly realize that great sushi doesn’t have to be served anywhere near an ocean. With fresh fish overnighted in several times per week, as well as house-made tamago and anago, Sabaku will delight even seasoned sushi connoisseurs. Those with food intolerances will be happy to know about the gluten-free tempura batter, and thrifty tourists will want to take advantage of happy-hour pricing between 5:00 and 6:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Fine Dining in Moab, Utah

Moab Brewery

Open Daily 11:30AM-9PM
686 South Main St.

Sometimes the best way to end a long, active day is with a burger and a beer; Moab Brewery’s specialty. This is the only microbrewery and distillery in town, making it an ideal stop for some post-ride libations with other thrill seekers. That said, don’t mistake it for a bar. Moab Brewery offers a family-friendly menu and even sells gelato and outdoor gear by the front doors. This is the largest restaurant in Moab, making it a great place to get a table during busy summer evenings. Pair whichever burger peaks your interest with the onion rings, and order one of the brewery’s great microbrews for a meal that feels like a reward after a busy day in the desert.
Moab Brewery

Josie Wyatt’s Grille

Open Daily 7AM-10PM
99 North 100 West

One of the newest restaurants in Moab, Josie Wyatt’s Grille puts a southwestern flair on fine western steakhouse dining. You’ll find the restaurant in Moab’s first 4-Diamond hotel, the Hoodoo, just off of Main Street. It’s ambiance pays homage to the namesake Western icons, and is brought to Moab by the founders of Pasta Jay’s, another local favorite. The most popular plates pair locally sourced produce with premium quality steaks, which are expertly prepared and can be finished with a delicious sauce (like the horseradish crème fraîche). To top off the entire experience, spend some time talking over one of their wonderful cocktails on the patio.

Suffice it to say that Moab has no shortage of eating options; these are just a few of our favorites. For more options, browse our complete list of restaurants in Moab.
Josie Wyatt's Grille in Moab