Moab Area Hiking Trails

Introduction

The Moab area contains a large number of pet friendly trails on the public lands surrounding our national parks. From cool stream-side hikes to spectacular sandstone arches, the Moab area is full of exciting day-hikes suitable for the entire family. What follows is just a taste of what Moab has to offer.

Fisher Towers Trail

Biological Soil Crust

Help to keep all of our trails open. Protect this fragile, but crucial, soil by remaining on designated roads, routes and trails at all times.

Biological soil crust, also known as cryptobiotic soil, is the foundation of desert plant life. This black, knobby crust is made up of many different living organisms and plays a vital role in maintaining the desert ecosystem. However, this sensitive soil is extremely fragile and can take decades to grow. Even a footstep can damage the crust for decades, having lasting impacts on the desert environment. Please stay on the trials. Help to protect this fragile life by remaining on designated roads, routes, and trails at all times. Where hiking trails are not established, hike in sandy washes or on bare rock.

  • Amphitheater Loop
  • Corona Arch Trail
  • Dellenbaugh Tunnel
  • Fisher Towers Trail
  • Grandstaff Canyon
  • Hidden Valley Trail
  • Hunter Canyon
  • Juniper Mesa Hiking Trail
  • Ken’s Lake Trail
  • Longbow Arch Trail
  • Moab Rim Trail
  • Poison Spider Bench
  • Portal Overlook Trail
  • Stairmaster
  • Sylvester
  • Trough Springs Trail

Canyoneering

If you are looking for something a little different to experience on your next vacation, try canyoneering. “Canyoneering” refers to exploring canyons which occasionally require the use of ropes and basic climbing skills to explore. As a result, canyoneers frequently find themselves in lesser visited canyons that are the hidden gems of southern Utah. Whether you are beginner or expert, Moab’s Canyoneering Guides can take you into some of the most beautiful canyons in southern Utah.

A complete list of all Moab Canyoneering Guides is included on our Guides & Outfitters page.

Pet Friendly Trails

Pets are allowed on all of the hikes on this page. Please note that Grand County “Animal Care and Control” code does apply:

  1. All dogs must be kept under restraint.
  2. No owner shall fail to exercise proper care and control of his or her animals to prevent them from becoming a public nuisance.

In the backcountry a leash is recommended, not required, but dogs do need to be under verbal restraint and not chase or harass wildlife.

Essential Equipment Checklist

Drinking Water

This is a high desert environment. Bring one gallon per person, per day.

Food

Good Footwear

Tennis or running shoes with rubbery soles are adequate for short slickrock and stream hikes.

Sun Protection

Sun hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses

Route map or trail guide

First-aid kit

Insect Repellent

Day Pack

Cool Season Hikes

  • Long pants
  • Sweater and gloves
  • Earband
  • Coat and/or gear

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