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Visit Moab: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Moab

Alaska Trail
If rocky formations and a steep climb are your biking bag, this challenging trail is definitely for you. Winding above Salt Valley, this popular route overlooks canyons and crimson landscapes. The descent is just as scenic and a little bumpy with loops and rough terrain, but the view that follows you the whole way down makes it all worth it.
Amasa Back Trail
Starting at Kane Creek, this well-worn trail has ledges and rocky obstacles to navigate, with plenty of smoother sandstone to balance it all out. Jurassic-era peaks create a unique landscape as the trail passes over a ridge to a cliff edge that's 1,000 feet above the Colorado River.
Bull Run Trail
Part of the Magnificent Seven trails along the rocky rims of Bull Canyon, most bikers take the downhill route on Bull Run between April and November. Red dirt tracks wind past bushes and boulders, where braver bikers can take on rock ramps and cliff edges against the dramatic backdrop of the La Sal Mountains.
Captain Ahab Trail
For some serious trailblazing, the fearless biker will love this track that demands skills and strength. Just over four miles, it’s a one-way route accessed by the Amasa Back or Hymasa trails. See classic Utah landscapes sprawl towards the horizon over ledges, rocky inclines, and rugged peaks.
Getaway Trail
Part of Moab’s Magnificent Seven system, Getaway Trail is a unique blend of challenging and calming. The steady downhill angle means that not much pedaling is required, but the more technical spots are just challenging enough to keep your speed under control. For a truly relaxing ride, turn on your favorite chill-out tunes before starting your descent.
Magnificent Seven Trail System
Known to locals as Mag 7, the Magnificent Seven Trail System connects seven of Moab’s most popular mountain bike trails. From Bull Run and Arth’s Corner to Gold Bar and Portal, these twisting tracks cut through the red-rock desert landscape, giving visitors technical challenges and plenty of photo-worthy views.
Slickrock Bike Trail
Arguably the world’s most iconic mountain bike trail, Slickrock is a Moab must-do. This twisting track is famous for its breathtaking scenery and jaw-droppingly steep climbs and descents – made possible by the unbelievable traction of the sandstone. If you’re not sure you're up to it, the 2.5-mile Slickrock Practice Loop will give you a bite-sized taste of the action.
The Whole Enchilada Trail System
For strong, skilled mountain bikers, this epic 28-mile trail system is one of Moab’s finest. The Whole Enchilada pits you and your bike against steep climbs and tricky downhills from the La Sal Mountains to the Colorado River, passing shady forests, rushing streams and imposing red-rock cliffs along the way.
Canyonlands National Park
A true desert wilderness, Canyonlands gives adventurers a chance to immerse themselves in the distinct colors, smells and textures of this dramatic part of the world. There’s no better way to experience the park’s unique spirit than a backpacking trip through the russet cliffs, camping along the silt-green Colorado River. For a faster paced activity, there’s also biking, 4x4, and rafting to keep you busy!
Arches National Park
Arches is famous for its Martian terrain, and there’s no better way to appreciate its bizarre beauty than a hiking trip. For adrenaline junkies, the biking, rafting, and four-wheeling tours deliver all the thrills, and a climb up the sheer red cliffs offers unbelievable views over the park. Whatever adventure you're into, get ready for one of the most wild and wonderful landscapes you’ve ever seen!
Dead Horse Point State Park
Whether you’re a serious hiker or just love a wander with your camera in hand, Dead Horse Point State Park has incredible scenery to explore. Mountain bikers will love the variety of tracks available for both first-timers and experienced riders – especially the famous Big Chief loop. After a day of adventuring, you can set up camp on the dramatic cliffs overlooking the canyon.
Canyonlands Overlook
This dramatic desert landscape is as bizarre as it is beautiful. It’s no surprise that it's also a fantastic place to take photos. Set up shop in the early morning or late evening for the best shots – from the top of the sandstone cliffs, you can watch the sun light up the craters and buttes below you.
Dead Horse Point
Take a trip to Dead Horse Point for a chance to capture the silty-green Colorado River cutting dramatically through red rocks. The best time of day is probably the early morning – there’s nothing like catching a shot of the fiery sunrise lighting up the rich colors of the canyon.
Mesa Arch
One of the most famous spots in all of Canyonlands National Park, this beautiful bridge of rock stretches unbelievably across the sky. The views are breathtaking, with the arch framing the mountains and landscape beyond. It's only a half-mile hike to experience these vistas – don't forget to bring your camera with you!

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Perfect place to float down the Colorado River . Rent a 4x4 . Wonderful dinosaur tracks . Decent town of amenities . Very close to Arches National Park . Close to Colorado River . Spent 4 nights . Several good restaurants . Mexican and a brew pub with choices .
jft310
United States of America
September 10, 2017
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Very Good
Highly recommend a multi day rafting trip on the Colorado river. This is absolutely beautiful scenery, day and night. Go with Tag-a-long, an experienced local operator. They looked after everyone in our family, our kids adored Russ, our guide!
hynoki
Netherlands
September 16, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful area with two National parks. Nice shops and lots of places to eat. A photographer'so dream.
Cherie
United States of America
September 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
This was just a stopover on this trip, but we have been to Moab before and really like it and want to go back.
Marie
United States of America
September 10, 2017
8
Very Good
Lots to do & plenty of places to relax with a cold beer at the end of the day!
Carl
United Kingdom
September 10, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Moab

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

8.4 Very Good

Score from 89 reviews

$529

Average price per night
La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab

8.5 Very Good

Score from 429 reviews

$139

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Days Inn Moab

7.2 Good

Score from 595 reviews

$125

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Aarchway Inn

8.7 Excellent

Score from 2,247 reviews

$136

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Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

8.9 Excellent

Score from 613 reviews

$208

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Hotel Moab Downtown

8.1 Very Good

Score from 773 reviews

$159

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Gonzo Inn

8.9 Excellent

Score from 343 reviews

$189

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Comfort Suites Moab

8.8 Excellent

Score from 518 reviews

$169

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Best Western PLUS Greenwell Inn

8 Very Good

Score from 778 reviews

$180

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Ask locals about the various restaurants to choose from. Even though one restaurant may be terrific, be sure to try others as everywhere we ate had great things to offer.

Check with the local bike shops for trail recommendations and be honest about your experience... dehyration and exhaustion are real concerns.

Arches and Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point beautifully unique. Found peace and serene settings. Easy to drive to.

Don't go in peak season, much better when you have plenty of space

Get up early in the morning & head out to the Parks

Deadhorse Point at Sunset is spectacular

be sure and carry plenty of water

Go to Arches after nightfall.

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