Surrounded by the natural red-rock beauty of Utah and on the doorstep of Arches National Park, Moab draws thousands of visitors a year with the promise of world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting and so much more. Catch a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise from a mesa, spend your day experiencing the majesty of the park’s canyons, ridges and natural arches, then retreat back to town to rest and recharge. Moab’s more than just a place to leave your suitcase, though – it’s got a thriving arts scene and a distinctive local flavor that shouldn’t be missed.
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Conveniently located in downtown Moab, this hotel is within walking distance of local restaurants and shopping.
Miles of hiking trails at all ability levels allow visitors to Arches National Park to view the area’s most famous natural landmarks. Looking for another way to get around? A half-day self-guided driving tour of the park allows you to watch the breathtaking scenery go by in air-conditioned comfort.
Mountain biking – While off-road riding isn’t allowed in the national park, the area around Moab is full of bike trails accessible to the public, from easy to expert. If you’ve left your wheels at home, there’s plenty of places in town to rent gear and get advice on the best routes to try.
Rock climbing – The towering rock formations and canyon cliffs of southern Utah make this area internationally renowned.
Arches National Park – Twisting canyons, towering spires and red plains stretching to the mountain peaks hundreds of miles away. Set aside some time to see one or more of the many natural stone arches that lend the park its name. Delicate is the most famous, and probably the most familiar – you’ve likely seen it on the license plate of the car in front of you on the way here. Landscape Arch is another, towering over the rocky ground with the with the longest span in North America. Other stunning rock formations include Balanced Rock, a large outcropping perched on a narrow neck of stone that appears to defy gravity.
Canyonlands National Park – Nearby Canyonlands National Park provides a breathtaking view of the sprawling canyons and ridges created by the Colorado River.
With cold winters and hot, dry summers, Moab is most popular in the spring and fall. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, Arches National Park is open year-round, though ranger activities are reduced in the winter.
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