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 10 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 25 miles away
- Grand Junction 64 miles away
- Torrey 104 miles away
- Telluride 105 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 111 miles away
- Utah 113 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 113 miles away
- Durango 128 miles away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 134 miles away
- Page 155 miles away
- Bryce Canyon National Park 159 miles away
- Vail 186 miles away
- Salt Lake City 196 miles away
- Zion National Park 210 miles away
- Alamosa 215 miles away
- Grand Canyon National Park 224 miles away
- Colorado 224 miles away
- Estes Park 249 miles away
- Winslow 254 miles away
- Colorado Springs 256 miles away
- Denver 258 miles away
- Flagstaff 261 miles away
- Santa Fe 282 miles away
- Sedona 284 miles away
- Albuquerque 290 miles 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
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.