Settled between Arches and Canyonlands National Park is the beautiful red-rock desert of Moab Utah. Its red cliffs, alpine peaks and slick rock valleys are a stomping ground for thrill seekers and a landscape that begs to be explored. Moab delivers nonstop fun and excitement for the entire family where visitors can relax and experience the small-town hospitality of the city while still exploring the scenery that offers a world-famous base camp for mountain biking, hiking, four-wheel driving or river trips of any length and experience level.
Moab is home to several of Utah’s most diverse national parks. Within minutes of the town, you will find yourself surrounded by out of this world red rock landscapes of Arches National Park. Less than an hour’s drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that makes you feel as if you’re on top of the world. The views from the Island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas, and buttes.
Looking for more scenery? Dead Horse Point State Park is a short drive from Moab and offers visitors amazing views of the snaking meanders of Colorado River 2,000 feet below. Photographers travel from all over the world to take shots of these open spaces. Dead Horse Point Scenic Overlook is credited as one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world. Moab is home to some of the darkest night skies anywhere in the world, so for many people, this may be the best view of the stars they’ve ever seen. All the amazing scenery in this part of the world is why Moab has such a rich history of filmmaking. However, seeing it on the big screen is one thing. Experiencing it for yourself will fill you with enough memories to last a lifetime.
After a day on the trails, head into town for dinner at Sunset Grill, a once privately owned mansion repurposed as one of Moab’s finest restaurants, or stop by Moab Brewery for a burger and a local beer. Once your legs are rested and you’re feeling rejuvenated, spend the evening exploring downtown’s outdoor art exhibits and gear up for tomorrow’s adventure.
When you’re done exploring, visit Canyonlands Regional Airport for your trip back home.
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