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A Guide from the Inside

What to take, where to eat, where to stay, what to do, and a few little secrets on the side. Not unlike your own personal Jiminy Cricket, (minus the worries of the little guy getting smooshed) the Moab Insiders Guide will provide you with all the essentials for a perfect Moab experience


Things to do in Moab, Utah

Moab’s variety of attractions and activities draws visitors from around the globe. Indeed, the area lays claim to unequalled outdoor recreation in and around national and state parks. To help you decide how to spend your time in this redrock playground, we have compiled information on over 30 of the best trips in Southern Utah. Day trips include Hummer® Safaris, river rafting, guided hikes, climbing & canyoneering, zip line adventure, mountain biking, scenic flights, hot air ballooning and National Park tours. Experience all-inclusive 3-5 day river trips through Cataract Canyon, Green River and Westwater Canyon. Save on your accommodations with Moab vacation packages that combine a stay at luxurious 4-star guest ranches or great hotels right on Main Street in Moab. Find all your guidebooks, outdoor gear and Moab souvenirs in our online store. Whatever you're looking for, the Moab Adventure Center is your "one stop for adventure."

What to Do

Moab River Rafting
Moab Hummer Safaris
Hiking in Moab
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Climbing & Canyoneering
Moab Mountain Biking
Moab Scenic Flights
Hot Air Ballooning
Horseback Riding
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Moab Zip Line

Shopping in Moab
Moab Photography
Moab Massage


River Rafting

Moab Rafting Trips

Bordering town, the mighty Colorado skirts Arches National Park and cuts through the heart of Canyonlands National Park. Nearby, the historic and beautiful Green River carves its serpentine path through canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. Trips range from mild-to-wild one-day and half-day excursions to multi-day rafting vacations. The Moab Adventure Center has information, continuous big-screen videos and special pricing. Advance reservations are suggested.

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Hummer Safaris

Moab Off-Road 4x4 Tours

Moab’s celebrated “canyonlands” is a postcard-perfect desert adorned with immense sandstone formations. Here, amazing red-rock terrain has eroded into canyon mazes, arches, spires and buttes. A 4x4 vehicle is perhaps the best way for people of all ages to experience the rugged beauty of this vast back country, and the vehicle which offers the most safety, comfort and exceptional climbing ability is unquestionably the Hummer®. Two and four-hour Hummer® Safaris, as well as sunset excursions, can be reserved at the Moab Adventure Center.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Moab

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddleboarding is fast becoming one of the most popular recreational sports in the country. Now you can experience the Colorado River like never before. Paddle, relax and enjoy the ride on one of the most scenic rivers around. Transportation, board rental, instruction, guide, snacks and water are included. Approximate time on the river is 2 to 2.5 hours (time may vary based on water levels). Morning and Sunset Departures!

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Hiking in Moab

Hiking In Moab

Moab’s must-do hike is hard to choose, but you can get a lot of them in with guided Arches National Park tours. The bus-based tour in morning or evening is guided by Adventure Center guides/naturalists pointing out hidden attractions in every part of the National Park tour. Although the walks/hikes are moderately strenuous in places, it can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good physical condition.

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Climbing and Canyoneering in Moab

Climbing & Canyoneering

Moab's legendary landscape inspires those of the vertical persuasion to climb and conquer, or drop a rope and descend into the hidden waterways that slice into the desert floor. You don't need any experience with climbing or canyoneering to enjoy these adventures with us. We provide all the equipment and instruction you need to enjoy a step out of the horizontal world. Find yourself literally attached to this iconic red rock landscape!

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Mountain Biking

Moab Mountain Biking

Many cyclists first heard about Moab when word spread about the Moab Slickrock Trail which loops through an expanse of rippled, undulating sandstone resembling a frozen, orange ocean. Although the Slickrock may be the nation’s most famous fat-tire route, there are dozens of other rock-and-mountain roads and trails. Rides range from a few hours to three or four days. Even novice riders can sign up for relatively level, easy terrain. The Moab Adventure Center has several guided trips and information.

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Scenic Canyonlands Flight

Scenic Flights Over Canyonlands National Park

The sheer magnificence of the several state and national parks and monuments surrounding Moab can best be appreciated from the airborne perspective of an eagle. In just an hour or two of flight-seeing, you can experience all of Canyonlands National Park, including the sculptured, red-rock canyons of the Colorado and Green rivers. Comfortable and reliable Cessna aircraft provide window seating for each passenger. A detailed flight map and stereo headsets facilitate interpretation. Find scenic flights in Moab »

Moab Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Ballooning

For those that have done it, they say it is like nothing else. The ride is smooth and tranquil in a balloon as you fly with the wind, rather than through it like fixed wing planes. With no fixed route or determined flight path, each balloon ride is a true adventure. Add to these sensations the thrill of an undulating desert floor rising and falling below you in dramatic sheer cliffs, spires, and gaping canyon country as far as the early morning light extends. Find Ballooning in Moab »

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Venture into the Wild West with gentle cowboy-trained quarter horses. Guided by a professional wrangler, you'll explore the trails made famous by John Wayne himself. New tack and equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. So saddle-up and take a trek into the horizon of Moab. One of the best horseback rides can be found through Castle Creek Canyon with views of towering cliffs and famous Castle Rock.

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Horseback Riding

Arches National Park

Between the red rock wonders of Arches National Park, the incredible sandstone landscapes of Canyonlands National Park, and the Breathtaking Forest of the La Sal Mountains, Moab offers endless opportunity for sight-seeing and exploration. We highly recommend seeing the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park. This unique area of the park is accessed only by permit and when accompanied by an experienced guide.

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Horseback Riding

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The Colorado and Green rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. While the districts share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration and learning.

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Moab Family Vacations

Moab Family Vacations

Nothing creates bonds and deepens friendships like outdoor family vacations. Discovering nature combined with exciting adventure will provide both fun and learning for the whole family. Those of us at the Moab Adventure Center who are parents and grandparents understand the importance of creating memorable active vacations for children and adults who want to share the most unforgettable, fun-filled adventure possible.

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Moab Shopping

Shopping in Moab

Lined with Native American Art Galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoor clothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah provides some excellent shopping opportunities all within walking distance of the Moab Adventure Center. If you're getting ready for a trip to Moab, or just returning, you can get great deals on outdoor gear and Moab souvenirs online. If you're in town, make sure to drop by and see us at 225 South Main Street.

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Moab Photography

Moab Photography

With it's unparalleled colors and varied terrain and landscapes, Moab Utah draws professional and amateur photographers from around the world. If you plan on taking photos in the Moab area, see our photography tips. If you would like to purchase fine art prints from professional photographers, you can do so online.

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