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34 Of The Best Things To Do In Moab – Updated 2023

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Nestled amidst the breathtaking red rock landscape, Moab, Utah, is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

This charming town serves as the gateway to some of the most iconic national parks in the United States, including Arches and Canyonlands.

From adrenaline-pumping mountain biking and white-water rafting to scenic hikes and tranquil stargazing, Moab offers a diverse array of activities to suit every taste.

With so many things to do in Moab it can feel a bit overwhelming.

In this guide, we’ll explore the must-see attractions and hidden gems that make Moab an unforgettable destination for your next adventure.

Best Time To Visit Moab

In general, spring and fall are the most popular times to visit, as they offer the most pleasant weather for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and off-roading.

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Spring (March to May)

Spring (March to May): This is an excellent time to visit Moab, as daytime temperatures are mild, ranging from the 60s to 80s°F (15-27°C), making it ideal for outdoor activities. However, it can be chilly at night, so pack layers.

Spring is also when wildflowers bloom, adding extra beauty to the already stunning landscapes.

Fall (September to November):

Fall (September to November): Similar to spring, fall in Moab offers comfortable temperatures, ranging from the 60s to 80s°F (15-27°C), with cooler nights.

The fall foliage adds a unique touch to the red rock landscapes making this another great time to visit Moab.

Summer (June to August):

Summer (June to August): The summer months can be very hot in Moab, with temperatures reaching up to 100°F (38°C) or more.

While this may not be the most comfortable time for outdoor activities, it can be a good time for rafting on the Colorado River or visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks early in the morning or late in the evening.

Winter (December to February): Moab experiences colder temperatures in winter, ranging from the 30s to 50s°F (-1-10°C), with occasional snow.

While it’s not the most popular time for outdoor activities, it can be a unique and peaceful experience, as the crowds are minimal, and the snow-dusted red rocks create a beautiful contrast.

Insider Tip: If you’re planning to hit Arches National Park do so no later than sunrise as the lines get crazy long later in the day.

Let’s Have a Look at The Best Things to Do In Moab Utah

What To Do In Moab To Stay Cool

If you’re visiting Moab mid-summer it’s gonna be hot. So finding a little water to stay cool is a must. Here are our favorite ways to stay cool.

1. Raft The Colorado River- A Unique Thing To Do in Moab

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The iconic Colorado River that starts in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and carves its way right through Moab Utah, meanders through seven United States and two Mexican states before dumping into the Gulf of California.

There’s no better way to see the surrounding country than by a raft trip on the majestic Colorado River.  You can book half-day, full-day, and multi-day Moab river trips. One of the more unique things to do in Moab Utah.

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2. Take a Dip in Mill Creek And See The Petroglyphs

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Mill Creek is one of the best ways to beat the heat during summer and perfect way to cool down after a hike or bike ride.

The pristine crystal clear water flows from the nearby La Sal Mountains and offers numerous calm wading pools as well as deeper pools to jump in.

Don’t miss the popular Mill Creek waterfall, a decent sized waterfall where people come to cool off and cliff jump when the water is deep enough.

Once you’re done cooling off there are some nearby petroglyphs and pictographs that are just a short hike away.

Mill Creek is located just outside of Moab on Powerhouse lane, see map.

3. Swim or Camp at Ken’s Lake (One of the Best Things to do in Moab when it is Hot)

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Ken’s lake is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Moab, whether it’s a quick swim or an evening of star gazing, Ken’s has something for everyone.

This man-made reservoir 10 miles South of Moab is a nice option for SUP’s or other personal watercraft and is stocked with fish. So don’t forget your fishing pole!

It’s situated amongst the Red-Rock foothills and perfect place to chill for the day or evening.

Camping in Moab at Ken’s Lake

The Ken’s Lake Campground is located in the Ken’s Lake Recreation Area.

Ken’s Lake Offers:

  • Day use area with a boat ramp
  • Campground
  • Hiking and horseback riding trails

You can book your site here.

Insider Tip: March 1 – November 15-sites that aren’t reserved are available on a first come first served basis.

4. Faux Falls (A Fun Thing to do in Moab for the Whole Family)

Faux falls can be found within the Ken’s lake recreation area, the walk to the Falls is only a few minutes, so the entire family can enjoy this Moab adventure.

The falls were constructed back in 1981 along with Ken’s Lake and yes as the name implies they’re fake AKA this is a manmade waterfall.

This waterfall is exactly what we needed after a long, hot day of mountain biking at Amasaback.

We were lucky enough to show up and have this place to ourselves, which was a big SCORE in our books! However, in the past when we’ve been to Faux Falls, it was a little too crowded for our tastes.

So be forewarned that this location might be busy, especially during spring break.

5. Stand Up Paddle Board

One of our favorite ways to spend a hot day in Moab is to stand up paddle board (SUP) on the Colorado River.

The twisting red rock canyons are unlike any other on earth, the towering cliffs, sandstone domes, and cold river water makes this a perfect thing to do in Moab on a hot day.

You can rent SUPs and/or kayaks at Moab Adventure Center right on Main street, or better yet book a Stand Up Paddle Board Tour for the ultimate experience.

ALTERNATIVE OPTION TO PADDLING THE RIVER: If you’d rather not stand up paddle on the river, but still want to get out on the water, take your paddleboard over to Ken’s lake where you can paddle, relax, and enjoy a picnic!

 6. Swim at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (A Great Thing to do With Kids)

There’s no better way to beat the heat than a nice cool dip in a Moab swimming pool.

The MRAC offers an indoor and outdoor lap pool, a large leisure pool, and some slides and fountains for fun!

You can also enjoy your day by relaxing in their large grassy lounge area while watching your kids splash and play in the pool.

If swimming isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to work up a sweat in the comfort of an air conditioned building, check out the Moab Fitness Center.

The MRAC has everything you need for a total body workout from cardio and weight-lifting, to various yoga and fitness classes. You can check out their schedule of classes here.

And Yes if you’re visiting the Moab area you can buy a day pass for the center, the MRAC is open to both locals and tourists!

Things to do in Downtown Moab

Moab is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures, but if you want to take a break from nature, there are plenty of other ways to explore downtown Moab.

7. Grab a Bite to Eat at the Moab Food Truck Park

The Moab Food Truck Park is one of our favorite things to do in downtown Moab and should not to be missed.

With offerings for breakfast lunch and dinner this area makes for a very affordable place to get a bite to eat.

I’m not sure how often these food trucks switch out, or if they do, but when we were there we had some fabulous tacos that we’d recommend to anyone!

As well as some Thai food that we are excited to try next time.

This is a very popular place to eat so if you’re planning on eating here go early because once a truck runs out of food they typically close down for the day!

We learned this the hard way when we had our heart set on a quesadilla after a good ride and the truck had already closed.

8. Moab Arts and Recreation Center (Perfect Thing to do in Moab on a Rainy Day)

The Moab Arts and Recreation is a place where people who have a love for art come to gather.

The MARC is the hub for anything art related. You can learn about the various festivals, art walks, cultural events, and the super fun Moab Free Concert Series by heading to the MARCs website.

9. Co-Working at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC)

I know this may not be labeled as something “fun” to do in Moab but heck sometimes when you’re traveling you just need a quiet spot to get a bit of work done.

The co-working space at the MARC is perfect to do just that. You can learn more about co-working or purchase a day pass here.

10. Shop Downtown Moab

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There’s plenty to explore in downtown Moab, whether you’re looking for souvenirs or just want to check out the local art.

You won’t find any designer handbags or high heels in the downtown Moab shops but you will find plenty of climbing, biking and, Kokopelli artwork because this is an outdoor enthusiasts mecca.

One of our favorite things to do in downtown Moab is to check out the Moab Gear Trader which offers both new and used outdoor gear.

11. Get a Cold One at Moab Brewery

One of our favorite places to get a drink after a hot day in the sun is at the Moab Brewery.

We have a soft spot in our hearts for this brewery because the founder, John Borkoski, also started one of our favorite breweries in Mccall, Idaho, where we lived for 16 years.

This place serves up their own tasty microbrews, some quality food and offers a decent happy hour during certain times of the year.

If you’re into IPA’s I recommend trying out their Johnny’s American IPA.

Check out their menu here.

Things to do in Moab (Almost) Anytime of the Year

12. Arches National Park

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Located just outside of town is one of America’s most beautiful and popular National Parks. Arches National Park is a must do while visiting Moab. 

The park offers a variety of hiking options and if you haven’t seen Delicate Arch it’s time you do. The 52 foot tall multicolored, Delicate Arch is one of the world’s most famous arches.

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.

Keep in mind that Moab is VERY busy during Spring Break making the Arches a wildly popular destination so prepare for large crowds and a long wait to get into the park.

Insiders Info: The delicate Arch is the famous arch portrayed on Utah’s license plates and bumper stickers all over the United States

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13. Drive the Scenic Utah byway 128 to See Fisher Tower

Monolithic Majesty! Scenic Byway 128, which is known by the locals as the “River Road” is one of the most interesting and breathtaking drives.

On this 44 mile one way drive you’ll explore canyons carved by the Colorado River as you make your way through red rock country, with spectacular mesas, natural springs, and enough red rock to overwhelm the senses.

If you’re looking for a quick hike along the drive, hit up Grandstaff Canyon just 3 miles outside of Moab.

This hike is a little over two miles one-way and leads to Morning Glory Natural Bridge.

After your hike we recommend driving a bit further down Byway 128 till you hit Fisher Tower, a towering monolith famous in many western movies and a climbing spot for rock climbers and BASE jumpers.

On your way back towards Moab the Red Cliffs Lodge makes for a great place to stop for lunch.

While at the lodge check out The Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage.

Interested in Camping in Moab Along Scenic Byway 128?

Our favorite river camping in Moab is at Big Bend Campground along the Colorado river on a beautiful white sand beach!

14. Castle Creek Winery(CLOSED)

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Castle Creek Winery is a fun stop along one of my favorite highways, HWY 128.  It’s part of the larger Red Cliff’s Lodge which in itself is worth a visit for their free museum and movies featuring the local area.

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.

15. Drive The Lower Colorado Scenic Byway

Drive along Potash Road (or the Lower Colorado Scenic Byway) for an unforgettable 17 mile journey.

Here, you will encounter soaring sandstone cliffs, prehistoric petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks – all while having a stunning view of the Colorado River.

16. Walk Amongst Dinosaur Tracks and Find Petroglyphs on Potash Road (Fun Adventure for Kids in Moab)

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For you dinosaur lovers checking out the dinosaur tracks is one of the best things to do in Moab with kids. The area is full of genuine prints and fossils from these mighty giants. 

One of the most popular spots to check out some legit dinosaur foot prints is the Dinosaur Tracks Trail.  

The Dinosaur Tracks Trail is a short, easy hike (20 minutes) to a unique dinosaur trackway near the Colorado River.

The site includes an open-air museum detailing the history of the area and the dinosaurs that made these tracks.

17. Dead Horse Point Utah State Park

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One of our favorite things to do in Moab is catch a sunset from this stunning viewpoint at Dead Horse State Park right outside of Canyonlands National Park and about 40 minutes from Moab.

This is easily one of the best sunsets we’ve ever seen. The massive canyon walls will remind you of the Grand Canyon minus all the people.

There are several lookouts so come early to scope out which one you like best.

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.

18. Canyonlands National Park

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Despite being Utah’s largest National Park, it’s frequently overshadowed by its more famous counterparts such as Arches and Zion.

But Canyonlands has a lot to offer and is well worth the trip.

This massive and less-visited National Park is one of our favorites. The hundreds of miles of hiking trails promise to keep you entertained for a long time.  

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.

Here are a couple of other areas worth checking out in Canyonlands

  • Grand View Point
  • Mesa Arch
  • Grand View Overlook

19. Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Tracks Museum (The Best Things To do in Moab With Kids)

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Did you know that Moab has several spots where you can see dinosaur tracks and bones?

It’s true and you can explore these findings at the Dinosaur Park and Tracks Museum where all of these great finds are showcased in one convenient place.

Walk amongst the giants in this fun and interactive park. The park includes a 3D cinema where you can learn about the prehistoric world of dinosaurs. 

After the film, walk around the park where you’ll see state-of-the-art life-sized dinosaurs  It’s filled with tons of interactive displays and is a must do activity for kids of all ages 😉

You can learn more at the Moab Giants website here

20. Moab Sand Hill

The enormous Sand Dune across the highway from the entrance to Arches is a great place to get some fresh air and slide or surf down the hill.

Regardless of the day or time of year we always see people at this sand hill. This hill is fun for people of all ages!

Active And Fun Things To Do In Moab

21. Corona Arch Trail

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Corona Arch located just outside of Moab, is a scenic 3-mile round trip hike that takes you to an absolutely stunning arch. 

If hitting Arches National Park isn’t on your plan this is a must-do.  

The hike is moderate, dog-friendly, and a great option for kids.  It’s one of our favorite arches for photography, especially at night.

22. Rock Climbing

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Moab is a must-see adventure for climbers, with easy access to thousands of routes on high-quality sandstone.

The rock climbing in Moab features towering red cliffs, out-of-this-world rock formations, and enough variety to satisfy all levels of climbers whether you’re a crack climber, sport climber, or a desert tower enthusiast.

Several of the most popular climbing sites in the West are super close to downtown Moab so it’s not uncommon to see climbers from all over the world coming together in Moab.

Because Moab offers many different elevations for climbing it’s a popular destination for year-around climbing.

Here are some of the most popular climbing areas in Moab

23. Walk, Bike or Run at Lions Park

The next time you visit Moab, make sure to pull off the highway at Lions Park, for a quick scenic stop.

As you approach Moab from the north, this park is on your left. It’s right along the Colorado River and has a lovely bridge that spans the river. The views and red rocks are beautiful!

There are tables and pavilions to sit under, and it’s right by a paved bike trail.

24. Float the Colorado River at Night

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Finish the day off with a Cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner and evening boat ride on the Colorado River.  The evening begins with an hour long feast overlooking the majestic Colorado River.

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.  This is one of the more unique Moab things to do. Book your tour today!

25. Take the High Rope at Moab Adventure Center

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Adventure Park Moab offers a fun filled day for the whole family.

There are a variety of courses for all skill levels and this ropes challenge course is the perfect opportunity to build confidence, teamwork, and most importantly have fun!

With an amazing range of 40 foot towers linked by robust bolts and cables this course will challenge both your mental and physical strength.

Pro Tip: For those looking for a true adrenaline rush, you won’t want to miss your turn on the Giant Swing!

26. Zipline In Moab

Ziplining is a fun thing to do in any outdoor area but ziplining in Moab is particularly popular because of the beautiful landscape.

Adults and kids over 8 can enjoy this action packed ziplining adventure in Moab. Most tours begin by shuttling you to the trailhead in 4×4 Off-Road UTVs which is a great adventure in itself.

After arriving at the trailhead you’ll be greeted with 6 exhilarating zip lines and a 100 foot suspension bridge.

Make sure you book your trip in advance because spots fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on this fun Moab activity.

27. Via Ferrata In Moab

Via Ferratas have been a popular way of exploring the beautiful outdoors for years in Europe but they’re becoming more and more popular in the US.

A via ferrata, or “iron path”, is a protected climbing route that features a steel cable rail fixed to the rock, metal steps, ladders, barriers, suspension bridges and rock climbing walls.

During this highly adventurous Moab activity you’ll ascend vertical walls, descend into deep natural craters and traverse a 50-foot slackline.

The grand finale of this adrenaline pumping adventure is a free-fall repel off of a suspension bridge.

You can explore life on the edge by taking a Via Ferrata tour at Raven’s Rim

28. Slot Canyons

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The Slot Canyons in Utah are one of the state’s most exciting attractions, with features unlike anywhere else in the world.

Slot canyons are narrow channels created by rushing water that wears away at rock, leaving narrow canyons.

People enjoy exploring slot canyons because they start out rather wide and get narrower with each step taken forward.

The tall vertical walls and narrow slots of the canyon can test the nerves of those who have claustrophobia.

It’s safest to go with a guide, here’s our recommended Moab Slot Canyon Tour

A Word of Caution About Slot Canyons

Slot canyons can be very dangerous during a big rainfall due to flash floods.

The safest way to explore the slot canyons is by taking a canyoneering tour.

The tour guides know the area and are familiar with the weather patterns ensuring your safety.

Exploring the slot canyons is more of a day trip from Moab since they aren’t necessarily close to Moab but the slot canyons will make for an amazing day trip. You can check out 1/2 or full day tours here.

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Here is a list of the most amazing slot canyons in Utah.

29. Hells Revenge Excursion

Experience The Most Thrilling 4×4 Off Road Tours in Moab while doing Hells Revenge.

You’ll roam over the sandstone domes and slickrock ledges where you’ll navigate the difficult terrain, full of steep climbs and descents.

You’re treated to views of the La Sal Mountains, the Colorado River and the sandstone cliffs of Negro Bill Canyon.

The 3-4 hour you-drive tour is an absolute blast and there’s no better way to see and experience the country.

30. Sand Flats Recreation Area (Infamous Slick Rock Loop)

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Sand flats recreation area is the home to the “slick rock” bike trail and other epic slick rock trails where people can bike, hike, and 4×4.

The Slickrock trail is often called one of the best bike rides in America: it is one of the coolest, most unique experiences you can have on your bike.

About 95% of the ride is on incredibly tacky, smooth slickrock, and it’s just remarkable how well your tires stick.

If you have the nerve, muscle, and balance, everything is rideable, including inclines that look ridiculous at first glance.

Oh, and the red rock scenery is some of the most amazing in Moab.

The Sand Flats area also has great camping really close by, so you don’t have to miss out on any of the fun!

There are over 120 sites available and we’ve listed a few below to help make your decision.

Places to Camp in Moab- Sand Flats Recreation Area

→LOOP A: Is great for people wanting to stay close to the slick rock trails. This 21-site loop, which is RV accessible has 2 pit toilets and does not require 4WD. Learn more here

→LOOP C: This is our favorite loop since it offers stunning views of the La Sal Mountains.

The less crowded loop does fill up quickly as it has only 7 camp sites.

On-site restrooms include two pit toilets. 4WD not needed but it might be tight for RV’s over 35 feet.

31. Rent an ATV or UTV

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One thing you’ll notice while you’re in Moab is the large number of Jeeps EVERYWHERE, especially during the infamous Jeep Week.

If you’re visiting Moab and you want to explore the areas only jeeps, hikers, and bikers can get to, rent yourself an ATV or UTV to explore the vast amount of 4WD trails. Or better yet consider an ATV tour where you still get to drive but have someone leading the way.

Some of most popular areas to go off-roading with an UTV rental in Moab are

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32. Horseback Riding Excursions

Venture into the Wild West with a horseback riding tour.

Guided by a professional wrangler, you’ll explore the trails made famous by John Wayne himself.

New tack and equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. So saddle-up and take a trek into the horizon of Moab.

Learn more about horseback riding in Moab here!

33. White Rim Trail Mountain Bike

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The White Rim is a popular long-distance bike path in Canyonlands National Park, it’s a 103-mile jeep road that travels through the park’s Island in the Sky district.

This route is simple in terms of technical difficulty. However, because it is so long (and has a few intense climbs), you need to be in good shape to complete the entire thing.

With vehicle support, it may be done in 3-5 days with overnight stops at designated campgrounds along the way. A 4WD vehicle is necessary to drive the route.

The ride may be taken in either direction, each side of the rim has a long and steep descent that finishes off the ride.

A permit is required for day trips and overnight trips along the White Rim you can learn about permits here.

You can learn more about setting up your multi-day bike tour in Moab here

34. Mountain Bike in Moab (One of Our Favorite Activities in Moab)

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Each year, thousands of people (including us) head to Moab with one thing on their mind – mountain biking.

We prefer to mountain bike in the spring or fall when temperatures are mild and not too hot.

Early May is typically perfect, with sunny skies and temps in the upper 70s.

Moab is well known for the world famous, and highly technical, Slickrock Bike Trail. This challenging 9.6 mile trail is bucket list ride for all mountain bikers.

And while this route is often dubbed “highly technical,” it does not require the same level of expertise as other alpine routes.

The majority of this picturesque journey is paved with Navajo sandstone, a tacky surface for bike tires.

Why is it called Slickrock? Although slickrock is tacky for bike tires, pioneers in the 1800s had a different experience. The horses’ metal shoes made traveling on the sandstone difficult, so they dubbed it “slick rock.”

If you’re looking for some longer rides a couple of our absolute favorites are Amasa Back and Mag 7.

If you’re looking for something a little mellower, try Moab Brand Trails or Navajo Rocks.

There are several bike shops in Moab that have mountain bikes for rent or of course you can bring your own and catch a shuttle through Chile Pepper bike shop to ride the famous Whole Enchilada!

Pro Tip: Make sure you’re equipped for riding the rock in Moab by investing in some pads. Your elbows and knees will thank you!

Must See (And Our Favorite) Arches When Visiting Moab

There are many places to explore in Moab, Utah and one of the most awe-inspiring sights is its naturally occurring arches.

There are several arches to take in, so here are just a few of the must-see arches when visiting Moab.

Mesa Arch At Canyonlands National Park

One of the most iconic arches in Moab is Mesa Arch, located at Canyonlands National Park.

Standing above a stunning landscape of red rocks and desert wilderness, this arch spans 50 feet across and offers visitors some breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

This popular site can be accessed via the Island in the Sky district and is a great place to take a picnic and watch the sunset.

Turret Arch Arches National Park

This iconic arch is located inside Arches National Park and is known for its distinctive shape. The arch stands at 35 feet tall and spans 45 feet wide, making it one of the largest in the park.

Windows Arch- Arches National Park

This arch is easily one of the most popular in all of Arches National Park. It features two large windows and a tunnel-like opening between them, allowing visitors to explore its unique passageway.

Double Arch In Arches National Park

The Double Arch is an awe-inspiring double formation found within the Windows section of Arches National Park, home to a the largest concentration of natural arches than anywhere else in the world. Its name comes from two arches that use the same chunk of rock as their outer legs’ foundation.

Broken Arch-Arches National Park

For all levels of hikers, the Broken Arch Loop offers a magnificent journey to two awe-inspiring arches, tucked away in Arches National Park.

Delicate Arch In Arches National Park

Arches National Park has a plethora of activities and attractions, but Delicate Arch may be the most iconic.

Standing tall atop an expansive sandstone basin without any nearby walls or structures lending support, this powerful arch appears to gaze over the park in all its glory.

Sand Dune Arch

Sand Dune Arch is a super duper short roundtrip jaunt (0.3 miles) in Arches National Park. You’ll wander through a small slot canyon and very fine sand to get here.

35. Treat Yourself To Some Glamping

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If you need a break from your cramped tent or the hotels just aren’t hitting the spot, Glamping has your name written all over it. 

When it comes to unique things to do in Moab, Utah this luxury camping experience checks all the boxes.

Enjoy nature but with a big twist of luxury.  It’s a really fun way to mix things up a bit. 

BONUS: Things To Do In Moab When It Rains

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate and you may be wondering what to do in Moab when it rains? Let’s have a look at some indoor and rain friendly things to do in Moab.

  • Visit the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
  • Indoor Wine Tasting at Castle Creek Winery
  • Take a Tour at Tom Till Fine Art
  • Stop by the Moab Museum

Hope You Enjoyed The Best Things To Do In Moab

Moab is a treasure trove of exhilarating outdoor activities and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

From exploring the world-famous Arches National Park and venturing into the vast Canyonlands to tackling challenging mountain bike trails and rafting down the mighty Colorado River, there’s something for everyone in this red-rock wonderland.

As you embark on your Moab adventure, don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate the stunning landscapes and unique experiences that make this destination truly one-of-a-kind.

So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime in Moab, Utah.

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Written by Jill Wheeler

Hi there! I’m Jill, a full-time travel blogger and passionate adventurer. I left the 9-to-5 grind to embrace the nomadic travel lifestyle and have never looked back. I love immersing myself in diverse cultures, and through my stories, photos, and tips, I hope to inspire others to embark on their own adventures. When I’m not exploring the world, you’ll find me skiing, mountain biking, or tasting the culture of breathtaking locations.

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.

What is Moab best known for?

Moab, Utah, is best known for its stunning red rock landscapes and unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities. The town is surrounded by two iconic national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, which feature unique geological formations, including over 2,000 natural sandstone arches in Arches National Park

How many days do you need in Moab?

The ideal length of your stay in Moab depends on your interests and how much time you have. However, for a well-rounded experience, it’s recommended to spend at least 3 to 4 days in the area.

Is Moab or Zion better?

Deciding between Moab and Zion depends on your personal preferences and desired activities. Moab is known for its red rock landscapes, access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and world-class mountain biking trails.
On the other hand, Zion offers lush greenery, dramatic canyon views, and the famous Narrows hike. Both destinations provide incredible outdoor experience.

What is the busiest month in Moab?

The busiest months in Moab are typically during the spring and fall seasons, with April, May, September, and October being the most popular. During these months, the weather is usually mild and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading

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