Everybody knows that the famous national parks near Moab, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, offer excellent hiking opportunities. But Moab also offers lots of excellent trails with the same spectacular scenery — without the crowds or entrance fees.
To help you choose a hike outside the parks, we’ve selected a few of the best. As always, be prepared for desert hiking conditions with extra water, sunscreen and sun hats, and a good map or GPS unit.
Read these additional resources to learn how to travel thoughtfully and experience Moab most fully.