Moab Vacations

Moab, in the red-rock country of southwest Utah, was mined extensively for its uranium from the 1950s onwards. The businessmen and miners have since been replaced with tourists who have discovered Moab as an ideal base for exploring nature via whitewater raft, mountain bike (the Slickrock Bike Trail is justifiably famous), or jeep. The attraction ... Read more
here is truly nature: Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are both within spitting distance, with the town set up to accommodate the sleeping, eating and drinking needs of the weekend (or weeklong) warrior. Unlike many small towns in Utah, Moab keeps its candle burning at both ends with bars open late.

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Kamas, Utah

National Arches, Canyonlands, and Deadhorse Point National Parks. Great hiking, biking and river rafting

Santa Clara, California, USA

Moab was the focus of our southwestern tour and, excluding one guide, it did not disappoint. Canyoneering was our favorite activity. The biking is incredible. We were there during Jeep Safari week, which was impressive. Jeeps from all over the world.

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Foster City, California, USA

Moab is a town just footsteps away from Arches National park and not too far also from Canyonlands. Lots of outdoor activities like hiking, off-roading and rock climbing activities can be found all around. Nice little town to sleep between your activities.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

If you're familiar with Utah and the outdoors, chances are that you've heard of Moab. This southern town is something of the beating heart of the desert/canyon/arch-land of SE Utah. Here you can easily access Cayonlands and Arches National Parks and have your pick of innumerable biking, rafting and hiking options. It's got a ski town vibe, great restaurants and is the perfect place to begin or end an adventure.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Moab is a small, relatively isolated town of around 5,000 people but it attracts more than a million visitors each year. The landscape in which it is situated is extraordinary and has long been a draw for tourists and adrenaline junkies.

National parks Arches and Canyonlands are on the doorstep and I think it's worth visiting both, as well as state park Dead Horse Point, for vastly different experiences and scenery. You can do this without a great deal of physical exertion if necessary, as they all offer roadside viewpoints and short hiking options.

More adventurous types should definitely try out some of the area's activities. It's a Mecca for BASE jumpers, rock climbers, rafters and mountain bikers and there are lots of opportunities for beginners (though maybe not in BASE...)

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New York City, New York State, USA
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A central point for exploring two of America’s most celebrated national parks: Arches National Park and Canyonlands, Moab is also a surprisingly hip, vibrant town when it comes to the variety of restaurants, bars and fun activities. The desert town is also the perfect hub for hiking, biking, climbing and canyoneering, only about an hour away from the national parks.

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Moab is a special place in the American West. The town itself is a central point for adventure seekers of all types. Arches National Park and Canyonlands are both a short drive north and should not be missed during your first visit.

For the more adventurous, there are many hiking, mountain biking and canyoneering options.

If you are an avid Mountain biker, be sure to check out the newly purpose built Captain Ahab trail, in the Amasa Jeep trail system. It was sick!!!

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Denver, Colorado, USA

Moab is the base from which to visit two of the country's most beautiful national parks: Canyonlands and Arches. Both are easily accessible by car but hiking, biking, climbing, and off-roading are popular ways to really explore each. If you have time, Horseshoe Canyon is another nearby--and worthwhile--park with well-preserved pictographs and petraglyphs.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

Moab is an oasis of fun in the Utah desert. Moab is set in a steep valley created by a fault line that tore open millions of years ago. All around you is beautiful red rock. The town is the perfect base for visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. There are also numerous jeep rental and white water rafting options in town. Moab is a cute town with many pretty century-old houses. Consider staying at a bed and breakfast to really tap into the feel of the area.

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Olathe, Kansas

Awesome scenery and hiking and climbing
Take a River raft tour and enjoy the tranquil peaceful sound of silence with breathtaking views

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