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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

The landscape of southeastern Utah is like no other place on Earth. The ruggedly spectacular desert landscape and remote location of the adjoining towns often generates quite a few questions from first-time visitors. The following list was compiled from some of the most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to allow extra travel time because of the road construction on the north end of Moab?
Highway 191, on the north end of Moab, is getting a much-needed upgrade. The existing roadway will be widened to accommodate five lanes of traffic, which will alleviate congestion heading into town. To minimize the impact during your visit please allow 20 extra minutes when heading south into town from I-70. Details on the status of the project can be found at udot.utah.gov. A webcam from the intersection of Highways 191 and 128 is available here.

Is my ATV/UTV Street Legal?
Your vehicle must have (1) a license plate from your home state and (2) meet all of these requirements. If your home state does not issue license plates to ATV/UTVs, your vehicle cannot be street legal in Utah. If your vehicle is not street legal it must be trailered or towed to the trailheads.

Do I need a Utah Non-Resident OHV Permit?
If a street-legal OHV is registered and has a license plate from your home state, and it meets all of Utah’s street-legal requirements, then you do not need to purchase a Utah Non-Resident OHV Permit. If your vehicle is not street legal you need to purchase a permit either online or in town. Permits are available at the Moab Information Center or at either the North or South Maverik convenience stores in Moab. Permits are $30 and are good for a full year.

  • Are there any airports located near Moab?
  • Can I see Arches and Canyonlands National Park in a passenger car?
  • How long should I allow to see Arches and Canyonlands National Parks?
  • Is it worth visiting both Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park?
  • Is there anywhere for me to leave my car for several days?
  • Are there any babysitting services in Moab?
  • Are there any supermarkets in Moab?
  • Are there any general merchandise stores in Moab?
  • Is there a hospital in Moab?
  • Is there a recycling center in Moab?
  • Are there any Automated Teller Machines in Moab?
  • What Gas Stations are located in Moab?
  • Are there any public tennis courts in Moab?
  • Can I hike with my pet?
  • Why are the trees along the Colorado River turning brown and what are those tiny beetles near the river?
  • Are there any health food stores in Moab?
  • Is there any live music at night in Moab?
  • What are the current road conditions in southern Utah?
  • I’ve been backcountry camping for over a week. Can I get a shower in Moab?
  • Is there anywhere in Moab to rent a satellite phone or 2-way radio?

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