When you visit the desert Southwest, you will think to visit the Grand Canyon and probably Bryce Canyon as well. When you make your way through Utah, however, don’t forget about the best adventure town in the world- Moab. If you are an outdoorsman or an adventurer, you will love all of the different amenities this tiny town has to offer. From winter sports, to kayaking, to extreme mountain biking, there is something for everyone here.
Winter lovers rejoice! Moab is here for you in the winter months for some amazing winter sports. Located inside the Manti-La Sal National Forest, the mountains are ready for your cross-country skis, sleds, and snowmobiles. There are a number of trails in the backcountry for cross-country skiers to get their groove on, stretching for as many miles as you want to travel. Practice in one of the meadows if you are a first-timer to get the hang of it before you jump onto a more serious trail.
Visiting Moab in the summer months means plenty of sunshine for those off-roading enthusiasts. Whether you have your own Jeep or want to take an off-road tour, there are more backcountry trails than you can shake a stick at. If you want to rent a jeep and go out on a beginner-friendly trail, there are plenty of those available. But if you are an experienced driver looking for a challenge, you can go out with a group and get ready for some heart-pounding fun. If you aren’t ready to get behind the wheel on a trail, you can take one of many guided tours with experienced drivers who will take you past broken-down jeeps to some of the best lookout points in the town.
There are plenty of hikes available in the Moab area, from strenuous day-long hikes to easy hour-long trails. Take a walk along the Colorado river for beautiful views of the rich, red rock countryside and towering cliffs. You can also take horseback rides through a number of tourist sites in town. The guides will lead you and your horses along a beautiful route, you will often stop for a snack and a drink for the horses before you come back around to the town. This is a great way to see the sites and get in touch with nature if you are too tired for a long hike.
For the more adventurous folks, Moab is home to some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. You can find trails for beginners all the way up to highly technical trails for riders looking for a serious challenge. The hobbyist and experienced mountain biker alike will delight in the sheer number of trails available in the Moab area. Rock Climbers too, enjoy the mountains in the Moab area with over 20 climbs located right off the highway just outside of town.
There are plenty of places to stay and to eat while in Moab, make sure to plan your trip in advance to book all of your adventures! Visit Discover Moab to take a peek at all the activities you may want to do.