This town offers adventures for beginners to experienced outdoor enthusiasts.
5 Outdoorsy Things to Do in Moab, Utah
Arches National Park has tons of great hikes, but this one is an absolute gem.
Tour the Fiery Furnace
Fiery Furnace requires a day permit to explore. There are only a handful of permits available for this hike each day, so it’s a good idea to reserve one several weeks in advance.
Enjoy a scenic drive to a spectacular district of Canyonlands National Park.
Take a Drive to the Needles
The 90-minute drive from Moab to the Needles crosses some of Southern Utah's most scenic and stark landscapes. When you reach the Needles, be sure to stretch your legs a bit on the half-mile long Pothole Point Trail.
For those looking for a little more peace and quiet than you can find at the national parks, add this one to your adventure itinerary.
Dead Horse Point State Park
This park offers vistas like those at Canyonlands' Island in the Sky, but with its own breathtaking and iconic views. Dead Horse Point is also dog-friendly, making it a top option for adventurers that like to hit the trail with their pups.
Stargaze under some of the darkest skies in the United States.
Take in the Stars
"Whether you decide to camp inside Canyonlands National Park to do your stargazing or find yourself just outside of Moab city limits, you’ll find yourself beneath the sky wondering just how small you are." Eric Maxson
From campgrounds to free dispersed sites, there's no shortage of great camping near Moab.
Take in the fresh desert air near the Colorado River, desert towers and canyon walls — and the aforementioned night sky. Nothing fosters a connection with the outdoors like spending the night out in nature.