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You know Moab for our famous landmarks and national parks. What you might not know is how much that’s still waiting to be discovered if you’re willing to broaden your horizons. On your next trip, make time to seek out destinations and experiences beyond your usual go-tos. You might end up finding a new favorite place—or even an entirely new perspective.

Enjoy our constantly expanding series of science and nature videos on Moab’s fragile desert landscape and lesser-known experiences.

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.
National Park Ranger Karen Garthwait talks about the amazing life-forms found in a pothole in Arches National Park; from tadpole shrimp to the seemingly indestructible tardigrades, as well as biological soil crust, and the importance of conservation in our public lands.
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.
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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