Moab, UT - Attractions & Activities

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Things to Do in the Area


Moab's unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought-after destinations in the Southwest. Check out some of our favorite attractions in the area.

1. National Parks

Moab is home to several of Utah's most diverse National Parks. Within minutes of town you will find yourself surrounded by out-of-this-world red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Less than an hour's drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that makes you feel as if you are on top of the world. The views from the Island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes.

2. State Parks

The great scenery doesn't end with National Parks. Dead Horse Point State Park is a short drive from Moab and offers visitors amazing views of the snaking meanders of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below. Just 20 miles south of Moab are the La Sal Mountains, which are part of Manti-La Sal National Forest. Attaining heights of nearly 13,000 feet, these alpine mountains are the second-highest mountain range in Utah. All of the amazing scenery in this part of the world is why Moab has such a rich history of filmmaking.

3. Family Activities

Moab's National Parks & State Park offers great family hikes suitable for tots as well as teens. Guided hikes, interpretive programs and the Junior Ranger Program add additional fun for kids. There is also large variety of hiking trails outside the National Parks suitable for families, especially those with canine members. The wide selection of biking trails also make it possible to include the entire family, no matter the age or ability level. You can rent bike trailers for your baby, or a trail-a-bike for toddlers. Children as young as seven years can learn rappelling and climbing techniques with one of Moab's trained tour companies, while half-day and full-day raft trips with experienced guides cost surprisingly little and are great for the entire family, from toddlers (must weigh 40 lbs.) to grandparents.

4. Outdoor Activities

Let Moab be your base camp for world-famous mountain biking, hiking, four-wheel driving, or river expeditions of any length and experience level. Moab also offers canyoneering, scenic flights, ballooning, and skydiving. For a more relaxing visit, just sit back and enjoy the scenery along Moab's three scenic byways.

5. Downtown

Moab's perfect climate has made it a magnet for year-round outdoor events and festivals, and the downtown business district has risen to the occasion with a great collection of restaurants, shops, and galleries. The city'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. Those that love to walk, run, or cycle will love the Mill Creek Parkway, a paved pedestrian walkway that meanders through the heart of Moab.

6. Paleosafari Moab Giants

Moab Giants Dinosaur Park is the first of its kind world-wide. You will journey back through time with a 3D cinema introducing you into the prehistoric world. There you get to make your own tracks alongside state-of-the-art life-size dinosaurs! Exhibits include both indoor and outdoor experiences, and explore the park on your own and at your own pace or participate in a more in-depth guided tour.

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