Arches Timed Entry From April 1 through October 31, 2024, daytime visitors to Arches National Park are required to have a timed entry ticket to enter the park. Reservations open three months in advance. More information at
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Best Things To Do in Moab

Moab is a thrill-seeker's playground. But it’s also where you can stretch your legs or hone your skills in nearly every outdoor pursuit. There are countless things to do in Moab — quick hikes leading to world-famous landmarks, technical sandstone features to bike and some of the largest regions of undisturbed backcountry in the American West. No matter how you spend your time here, come prepared with a sense of exploration, adventure and plenty of water.

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Things to do in Town

Shopping & Dining

With such a unique and impressive landscape, it was only a matter of time before Moab would blossom into an eclectic and artistic community. Popping into the locally-owned restaurants, boutiques, art exhibits and gear outfitters that line Main Street is the best way to feel the character of the place.

After a day on the trails, head into town for dinner at Sunset Grill, a once-privately owned mansion repurposed as one of Moab’s finest restaurants, or stop by Moab Brewery for a burger and a local craft beer. Once your legs are rested and you’re feeling rejuvenated, spend the evening exploring downtown’s outdoor art exhibits, and gear up for tomorrow’s adventure.

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History & Wellness

No trip to Moab is complete without taking a beat to understand and appreciate this incredible desert’s history. Take a trip through Moab’s prehistoric past at Moab Giants, a museum where you can take an outdoor stroll among more than 100 life-size dinosaur replicas, or stop by the Film Museum at Red Cliffs Ranch to discover the area’s rich cinematic history. From there you can visit one of the many rock imagery sites of the Anasazi and Fremont people — just remember to visit respectfully.

However you choose to spend your time in Moab, remember to be present and appreciate the moment. The red rocks provide healing and wellness, and Moab’s locals care passionately for them. It’s up to everyone who finds adventure here to act as a steward for the environment and help keep Moab Forever Mighty.

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Where to Go in Moab — Other Than Arches and Canyonlands

It may be hard to steal the spotlight from Moab’s two headliners: Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. But beyond these parks’ boundaries, a red-rock playland spills out trails, rivers, climbs and drives that showcase even more arches, towers, wildlife, canyons and sandstone.

Dead Horse Point State Park 

Some visitors claim Dead Horse Point State Park to be more captivating than the Grand Canyon — many of the park’s overlooks unveil Utah’s vast canyon country, including Canyonland’s Island in the Sky District and the Gooseneck of the Colorado River. Campsites offer front-door access to mountain bike trails and majestic desert landscapes. 

Sand Flats Recreation Area

Home to the famous Slick Rock Trial, the Sand Flats Recreation Area isn’t only for mountain bikes and OHVs. The campground lays claim to a sensational scene of sunsets, stars and desert landscape against a backdrop of the La Sal Mountains (note: Ken’s Lake and Moonflower Campgrounds are nearby if Sand Flats is booked). 

Colorado River and Green River

There’s something magical about not just one, but two, mighty rivers carving their way through Moab’s jagged and meandering canyons. The juxtaposed water offer stand-up paddleboarding, river rafting, riverside camping or even a quick dip from the side of the road. 

Potash Road 

Potash Road — also known as Wall Street — is a 17-mile journey along the Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway. It showcases sandstone cliffs, petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, arches and views of the Colorado River. There’s plenty to explore on and off the road for road bikers, climbers and hikers.

Corona Arch, Bowtie Arch and Pinto Arch 

While on Potash Road, stop and take the 3-mile out-and-back hike to Corona Arch, also known as the Little Rainbow Bridge (but with fewer crowds than Delicate Arch). Along the way, enjoy Pinto Arch and Bowtie Arch, too. 

Wilson Arch 

Wilson Arch is a large Entrada Sandstone arch accessed by an easy scramble up red dirt. If you don’t have the time or energy to hike to the arch, the view from the pull-off is pretty spectacular — the sandstone structure frames the blue, Utah sky in picture-perfect fashion.

Kane Creek Road and Moonflower Canyon

Kane Creek Road takes a little finding and sees less traffic than Moab’s main thoroughfares. Moonflower Canyon (about three miles in) is a lush green little side-canyon oasis carved into the surrounding red rock bluffs and the site of some amazing remnants of ancient Native American life. 

Downtown Moab

The town of Moab is less of a downtown and more of a walkable main street, good news for those seeking food trucks, fine dining, rentals, tour guides, luxury resorts or RV campsites all within a short distance.


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Salt Lake City to Moab

Moab is Utah’s adventure epicenter — a place where world-renowned natural destinations are scattered around a town that’s brimming with local charm. Be sure to bring a vivid imagination and taste for exploration along with your hiking shoes, sunscreen and water bottle, because this is not your typical retreat.

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The Complete Arches Trip

Discover a new side of Arches National Park with this four day itinerary. Start exploring the hidden gems in the Arches region today.

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The Complete Canyonlands Trip

The Canyonlands Region of Utah combines the best of the Moab area's easy proximity to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park's most accessible district with some of the United State's most remote and culturally significant landscapes.

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