The vast amount of things to do here is staggering. Jeep tours, horseback riding, mountain biking, winery tours, dinosaur trails, hiking, river rafting, swimming, glamping…..the list goes on and on.
So let’s have a look at the must-see places and must-do activities in Utah’s most adventurous town.
1. Things To Do In Moab To Stay cool
Speaking of staying cool in the summer, don’t forget to keep hydrated! We love these water bottles for all of our adventures. The great thing about these bottles specifically is you can easily caribiner them to your raft while playing on the river.
Using a caribiner and a bit of rope assures that you won’t lose your bottle during the fun rapids.
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Once you’re done cooling off there are some nearby petroglyphs and pictographs that are just a short hike away.
Located just outside of Moab on Powerhouse lane, see map.
If you’re looking for a camping spot there are some moderately shaded camping sites here as well.
2. Arches National Park
When visiting the park shoot for early mornings or evenings to catch the best light and skip the crowds. Arches is open year-round and we highly recommend visiting in the winter.
3. Dead Horse Point State Park
There are several lookouts so come early to scope out which one you like best.
4. Corona Arch Trail
The hike is moderate, dog-friendly, and a great option for kids. It’s one of our favorite arches for photography, especially at night.
5. Castle Creek Winery
There’s a ton to do here in addition to tasting delicious wine. If you landed in Moab on a rainy day this would be a great place to wait out the drizzle.
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6. Canyonlands National Park
The park is divided into three areas; the Maze to the west, Island In The Sky to the north, and Needles to the southwest. It’s ginormous but to find some quick hikes head to the Island In The Sky.
7. Moab Giants Dinosaur Park
8. Moab by night Dinner & Light Show
Next you’ll board a flat-bottom river boat and cruise the canyon with over 40,000 watts of light to illuminate the canyon walls.
9. Adventure Park Moab
The Adventure Park can also hook you up with a variety of other activities like river trips and SUP rentals.
10. Walk Amongst Dinosaur Tracks
After a quick 20 minute hike you’ll arrive at some tracks near the Colorado River. The site includes an opern-air museum detailing the history of the area and the dinosaurs that made these tracks.
If you decide to do a bit of exploring off the beaten path in Moab its always a good idea to have an area map.
We like these ones because they are Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • and they include both Moab North and Moab South providing you coverage of the entire region.
Both maps include detailed trail charts describing the mountain biking and jeep trails that are the main draw of the Moab area. Inset maps are also included for the most heavily used areas to help when navigating these desert landscapes.
11. Treat Yourself To Some Glamping
Enjoy nature but with a big twist of luxury. It’s a really fun way to mix things up a bit.
Moab Utah FAQ
When is the best time to visit Moab Utah?
Fall and Spring are the best times. The busiest season is mid-March through May and September through October. During the summer months, Moab gets very hot averaging well over 100 degrees.
Does it snow in Moab Utah?
Moab averages only 9 inches of snow per year. If it does snow it tends to melt quickly making winter a nice time to visit and miss the crowds.
What’s the most popular thing to do in Moab?
Arches National Park located just outside of Moab is one of Moab’s most popular attractions. Moab is also known for world-class mountain biking, hiking, rafting, canyoneering, ATV and motorcycle riding, as well as 4×4 jeeping.