Make the Most of Your Moab Visit
Arches National Park.
Topping our list is Arches National Park, which takes its name from the more than 2,000 sandstone arches scattered throughout. Arches National Park provides its visitors with a number of outdoor activities, including hiking, auto touring, backpacking, and biking – in fact, there’s a bike path straight to the park from Moab.
Moab Mountain Bike Festival.
Each year, countless cyclists pedal toward Moab to be a part of the Moab Mountain Bike Festival. Not only is it a chance to celebrate life on two wheels with like-minded riders, but there are also a number of fun and challenging race events. Register to be a part of competitions like he Shimano Super D Race and the North Face Downhill Race.
Adventure Awaits in Moab.
Canyonlands National Park.
Canyonlands National Park is just a short distance southwest of Moab, and its 337,598 acres are of the most popular in the nation for outdoor enthusiasts. Popular Canyonlands trail activities include hiking, mountain biking, backpacking and four-wheeling, while stretches of the Green River and Colorado River lend themselves to rafting, kayaking, and fishing.
Rock Art Sites.
To understand a little more about Utah and the Southwest’s rich past, check out the Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites. There you’ll find the drawings of indigenous peoples covering towering limestone walls amid the Utah portion of the Painted Desert. And keep your eyes peeled – you may even be able to spot a few dinosaur footprints.
Get a bird’s-eye view.
One way to take it all in is to see it from aboard a helicopter. Pinnacle Helicopters offer tours of Canyonlands National Park and more, promising unbeatable views of the red rocks.
Get even higher.
Thrill seekers may not be satisfied with a simple helicopter ride – they probably want to jump out. Luckily for them, Skydive Moab and Skydive Canyonlands invite visitors to take a leap of faith from 12,000 feet. We may have been wrong before – these might actually be the unbeatable views of the red rocks.