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Where vibrant red sandstone cliffs rise along the banks of the raging Colorado River, the city of Moab emerges like an oasis on the high desert landscape.

Canyonlands National Park, UtahHome to three scenic byways and located in the midst of such wonders as Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the La Sal mountains and Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab is the perfect base for exploring the rugged beauty of southern Utah. The town itself was founded in the 1880s but it wasn't until the 1950s, when uranium was discovered in the nearby hills, that the city boomed.

Today it is the ideal hub for exploring the stark beauty of the region and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, 4x4 tours and white-water rafting.

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    Places near Moab

    Accommodation choices for Moab

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Moab. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Sorrel River Ranch, Moab

      Sorrel River Ranch

      First Class

      Set amidst extensive green pastures alongside the Colorado River and surrounded by southern Utah's dramatic rock formations and wide-open desert skies, Sorrel River Ranch provides a luxurious base from which to explore the Canyonlands and Arches national parks.

    • Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

      Red Cliffs Lodge

      Medium

      Situated high on the banks of the Colorado River, the Red Cliffs Lodge is 15 miles outside Moab and offers comfortable accomodations in a dramatic setting.

    • Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn, Moab

      Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

      Medium

      Located in the heart of Moab, within walking distance of local restaurants and just a short drive from Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, this hotel is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring the local area's highlights.

    • Aarchway Inn

      Aarchway Inn

      Simple

      The Aarchway Inn is a simple yet comfortable hotel nestled between the picturesque Red Rock Cliffs and buttes of the Colorado River.

    Ideas for experiencing Moab

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Moab, and which use the best local guides.

    • Canyonlands National Park, Utah

      Full Day Needles District 4x4 Tour

      Moab

      This full day Needles 4x4 trip goes to a region of Canyonlands National Park which is, perhaps, one of the park's best -kept secrets.

    • Canyonlands National Park, USA

      Half Day Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

      Moab

      This Island in the Sky 4x4 excursion will give you a completely different taste of the wild canyonlands landscapes as you wind through a spectacular landscape with towering rocks and deep canyons.