Top 5 Things To Do in Moab, UT
If you’re planning a trip to the desert, now is the perfect time to go. With highs in the 70s, the temperature of Moab and most of southeast Utah is prime for exploring the incredible landscape. We spend a lot of time in this part of Utah because it’s such a short drive from Durango. Here are our favorite things to do!
- Visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Supermoon at Turret Arch, Arches National Park. Photo by Arches National Park/Jacob W. Frank
These are two of the country’s most popular national parks, and for good reason too! The stunning beauty of this arid landscape, warped and skewed by the elements, is almost otherworldly. Arches is easy to see by car with plenty of short day-hikes easily accessible from the road, but Canyonlands must be explored on foot to fully appreciate its beauty.
- Climb at Wall Street
The legendary Indian Creek climbing area is nearby, but if you’re a sport climber there are a ton of great routes a short drive from Moab proper. There are a variety of climbs, ranging from 5.5 to 5.12b. The approach is as easy as crossing Potash Road, the routes are directly alongside the road… thus the name!
- Try Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking Klondike Bluffs, Moab, photo by TRAILSOURCE.COM
Moab is famous for its legendary mountain bike trails. There’s something for everyone, beginners and experts alike, and many are within easy access of Moab. If you don’t have a bike, there are numerous shops in town that can set you up with a rental and advice.
- Hike to Corona & Bowtie Arches
Corona Arch (west of Moab, Utah). Photo by James St. John
If you’re looking for a short, easy hike, look no further than the Corona & Bowtie Arches. A 3-mile roundtrip, the trail is well marked with cairns and is relatively easy with little elevation gain. Be sure to bring your camera! Don't forget to carry some eNZees Foot Soother in your pocket, even on short hikes, to prevent blisters.
- Find Indian Rock Art
Petroglyphs, Potash Road, Near Moab, Utah, photo by Ken Lund
Keep your eyes peeled at all times because you never know when you might see ancient petroglyphs and pictographs painted or carved into the red rock walls. If you’re headed down Potash Road to climb or hike, you’re sure to see numerous rock art sites along the way.