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Moab Nightlife

Introduction

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.

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Theaters

Moab Backyard Theater

56 West 100 South, Moab (next to Zax Restaurant)
moabbackyardtheater.com

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.

Sound and Light Shows

Canyonlands by Night and Day

1861 N Hwy 191, Moab (North of the Colorado River bridge)
canyonlandsbynight.com

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.

Live Music

The Alley Sports Pub and Grill

1078 East Mill Creek Dr, Moab
facebook.com/TheAlleySportsPubAndGrill

The Blu Pig

811 South Main St, Moab
blupigbbq.com

Woody’s Tavern

221 S Main St
woodystavernmoab.com

Dark Sky Activities

Dark Sky Programs and Full Moon Hikes

Arches National Park • Canyonlands National Park • Dead Horse Point State Park
nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/stargazing.htm

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.

Astronomy Tours

Experience the unmatched dark skies surrounding Moab with a tour from Moab Astronomy Tours or RedRock Astronomy. Come along as your guide shows you planets, galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other breathtaking celestial sights using high powered telescopes.

Downtown Moab

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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