Moab Travel Guide

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Located in Eastern Utah, Moab is known for its red rock landscape, artistic community, and Native American history. 

Magical Moab is a mecca for outdoor recreation, offering opportunities for hiking, off-roading, cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, climbing, and more.


Moab is a gateway to three parks. Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse State Park are all accessible from Moab vacation rentals. 


Downtown Moab is home to a wide variety of cuisine to suit any palate. Grab a bite at the Moab dinner where you’ll find vintage vinyl booths and classic diner cuisine. Miguel’s Baja Grill, 98 Center, Fiesta Mexicana, Arches Thai, and Sabaku Sushi are among the area’s authentic international options. Get a coffee and deli-style sandwich at Moab Garage, which is a trendy and laid-back coffee shop. Have a group that can’t decide on one type of cuisine? The Moab Food Truck Park is right off Main Street in downtown Moab.  


Whether you’re looking for some new gear to take on an adventure or a one-of-a-kind art piece to bring back home with you, downtown Moab has a shop for you. Main Street is dotted with locally owned stores featuring crafts from area artists such as clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, paintings, and more. The Raven Image, tumbleweed, Moab Made, and Crave Moab are just a few. Moab Gear Trader, Bike Fiend, and Gearheads Outdoor Store are local favorites for picking up a new toy or buying apparel. 

Outdoor Recreation

There are outdoor activities for everyone in Moab, and you don’t even have to enter the national parks. There are bike routes, climbing and canyoneering spots, hiking trails, and more all around Moab. The Old Spanish Trail, Grandstaff Canyon, and Corona Arch are among the local favorites. The Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the famous Slickrock and Porcupine bike trails and offers roughly 40 miles of 4x4 trails. 

Ancient Moab

Moab boasts numerous sites to view petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, and other ancient rock art. Some of Moab’s Indian rock art petroglyphs date as far back as 3500 BC and were created by Paleo-Indian, Ute, and ancestral Puebloan artists. The Birthing Scene Petroglyph, Courthouse Wash Rock Art, Golf Course Rock Art Site, and Moonflower Canyon are popular and easy to access petroglyphs around Moab. 


Evidence of dinosaurs is also abundant in Moab. Tracks from dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous age can be found at Mil Canyon, Copper Ridge, Poison Spider, Willow Springs, and Hell’s Revenge, among others. The Museum of Moab and Moab Giants Museum & Dinosaur Park are must-visit attractions for anyone interested in learning more about the history of dinosaurs in Utah. 


Moab has a little something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to southeastern Utah, book your vacation rental in Moab. Our Moab rentals are conveniently located near all this magical place has to offer.

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