After a full day of hiking, biking, rafting, 4-wheeling or sightseeing, take some time to relax in the town of Moab. Moab has a surprising variety of nighttime activities that are sure to please every visitor.
Great entertainment in a relaxed outdoor setting beneath a big cottonwood tree just a few steps off Main Street. The performances are always unique, affordable and entertaining. Outside food and drinks are welcome! Grab some dinner to-go from nearby restaurants and enjoy it while you catch a show.
Begin your evening at Canyonlands by Night’s riverside location, two miles north of Moab, where you will be served a cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the Colorado River. After dinner, guests board a flat-bottomed boat and head up the river. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins with 40,000 watts of light illuminating the canyon walls. Lights, shadows, music, and narration tell the story of the canyon’s formation, creation, and history.
The parks and monuments of the southeastern Utah share some of the darkest skies remaining in the contiguous 48 United States. As few as one in ten Americans live in areas where they can see the estimated 2,500 stars that should be visible under normal conditions. During the spring and fall, Island in the Sky rangers team up with rangers from Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park to introduce visitors to the wonders of the night sky. A ranger program will be followed by stargazing and telescope viewing. The location will rotate among the three parks and the start time will vary with the time of sunset.
Experience the unmatched dark skies surrounding Moab with a tour from RedRock Astronomy. Come along as your guide shows you planets, galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other breathtaking celestial sights with his high powered telescopes and learning tools. Groups from 2 to 40, young or old alike can share in this unique and memorable stargazing experience. RedRock Astronomy’s equipment is the finest, with telescopes from Celestron or Meade, and eyepieces from Televue, Celestron, and TMB.
Evening is a great time to explore our downtown business district with its great collection of restaurants, microbreweries, shops, and galleries. Moab’s diverse cuisine will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet. Stroll through the downtown shops for a great selection of southwestern arts and jewelry, souvenirs, t-shirts, and much more.
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