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.
Home 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.
Suggested Moab itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Moab, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Moab
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Places near Moab
- Arches National Park 16 kilometers away
- Canyonlands National Park 40 kilometers away
- Grand Junction 103 kilometers away
- Torrey 166 kilometers away
- Telluride 168 kilometers away
- Mesa Verde National Park 178 kilometers away
- Utah 181 kilometers away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 182 kilometers away
- Durango 206 kilometers away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 215 kilometers away
- Page 250 kilometers away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 255 kilometers away
- Vail 299 kilometers away
- Salt Lake City 316 kilometers away
- Zion National Park 338 kilometers away
- Alamosa 346 kilometers away
- Grand Canyon National Park 359 kilometers away
- Colorado 359 kilometers away
- Estes Park 400 kilometers away
- Winslow 409 kilometers away
- Colorado Springs 412 kilometers away
- Denver 415 kilometers away
- Flagstaff 420 kilometers away
- Santa Fe 454 kilometers away
- Sedona 457 kilometers away
- Albuquerque 467 kilometers away
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.
Ideas for experiencing Moab
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