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While Moab is certainly famous for its breathtaking landmarks and national parks, there is so much more to discover if you’re willing to explore beyond the beaten path. Take the time on your next trip to seek out destinations and experiences that might not be on your usual itinerary – you never know what hidden gems you might discover.

To help you broaden your horizons, we invite you to check out our constantly expanding series of science and nature videos, which showcase the fragile beauty of Moab’s desert landscape and lesser-known experiences. Whether you’re interested in learning more about the unique flora and fauna of the region, or simply want to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Moab, our videos offer a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

So why not step outside your comfort zone and try something new on your next visit to Moab? You may just find a new favorite place – or even an entirely new perspective on this remarkable region.

Ephemeral pools, also known as potholes, are natural sandstone basins that collect rainwater and sediment, creating small desert ecosystems. Surviving in these pools is a challenge for organisms, as they must endure extreme habitat changes, from scorching temperatures of up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in summer to freezing temperatures in winter. Tim Graham describes the ecology and nature of these extraordinary ecosystems.
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! This is the first in a series of new science and nature videos on Moab’s fragile desert landscape.
Moab is famous for its outdoor recreation, but if you take the time to look and listen closely, its a landscape rich in the subtle sounds and signs of nature. Nature’s masterpiece!
The public lands surrounding Moab have some of the darkest skies remaining in the contiguous 48 United States. As few as one in ten Americans live in an area where they can see the estimated 2,500 stars that should be visible under normal conditions. Every visit to Moab should include some time under the stars.
Tadpole Shrimp are one of many fantastic species found in Moab’s ephemeral pools. Retired USGS Research Scientist Tim Graham talks about what makes them special.
The Moab area has numerous examples of Indian rock art to enjoy. This video discusses how to take care of these irreplaceable sites.

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