biking: Moab, Utah is a world-renowned mountain biking destination! You can
rent bikes in one of the 6 shops in Moab, compare pricing
and see which brands and models are available and find the best deal at the
most convenient shop. Although Moab is considered the Mecca for intermediate
and advanced riders for riding bucket list trails
like the Whole Enchilada, Mag 7 and more, the area offers a vast number of
trails for beginners as well. The best beginner trail system is at Dead Horse
Point state park.
biking: Moab has done a great job developing a path all along the highway
that starts from town and goes almost to Arches National Park and North next to
the Colorado River. There a lot
more routes to choose from and enjoy a healthy way to check out some of the
Rafting down the Colorado river, surrounded by gorgeous tall red-rock cliffs on
both sides is a sight that you’ll only find in Moab. It’s as if they found
water on Mars and started a rafting company. You can do a short (2-3 hours),
full day or even multiple day rafting trips with Canyon Adventures in town that
will plan an epic trip for you.
You could spend an entire season hiking in the
area and still not see everything. There are so many trails in the area among
between Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park that you’re going to
have some analysis paralysis. Here are some of the best ones to hike if you’re
limited on time:
Arch (30 mins) hike or the Primitive Loop Hike (2-3 hours). Landscape Arch
is one of the largest arches in the park and provides a spectacular view from
Dead Horse Point State ParkDead Horse Point State Park offers a gorgeous
view of Canyonlands National Park and you can get to the overlook within just a
few feet from the parking lot. The best time to visit this overlook is at
Note: There is a fee to enter the park, it’s around $10 and the entry pass
allows entry for 3 days.
Go for a drive:
Highway 128: There are some truly gorgeous
drives that will take you next to the river, the ones we recommend are driving
up highway 128
Dinosaur tracks and Petroglyphs: Drive up Potash road see
Petroglyphs from the side of the road and a bit further, see dinosaur
footprints in a rock that is just a short hike from the parking lot.
Best times to visit
Times to avoid
Avoid Easter Weekend (unless you’re an off-road
enthusiast). Easter is Jeep week in Moab and you’re going to have a hard time
finding an affordable place to stay in Moab.
Summer – Although it’s a perfect destination for
a summer road trip, you’re going to be relatively limited on daytime activities
as the temps in this area can be extremely high. Most outdoor activities will
be limited to early morning and evening. If you do decide to go, it’s great to
check out some night hikes and see the night sky in this remote part of the
country, you’re going to surprise yourself!
Best times to visit:
Spring and Fall are the best times of the year
Spring is a great time to visit as the weather
is perfect and the town is booming.
Fall is best if you’re planning to ride the
Whole Enchilada Mountain bike trail, a world famous 34.1 mountain bike ride
that starts in the La Sal Mountains and ends up down at the Colorado River with
almost 8000’ of downhill riding.