Moab’s unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery, two nearby national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest.
A Mormon settlement started near the banks of the Colorado River in 1855, Moab has experienced two major periods of economic growth. In the 1950s, a Uranium mining boom brought prosperity to the town near the eastern banks of the Colorado River. Petrified sandstone dunes were discovered by off-highway vehicle aficionados. Then early "mountain bikers" on modified street bikes succumbed to the lure of the area's grainy, rolling "slickrock" and the legendary Slickrock Trail was born. These days, hundreds of OHV, mountain bike, hiking trails, climbing, bouldering, and canyoneering sites exist within minutes of Moab's funky and fun Main Street.