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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

Mountain Biking in Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah » Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any airports located near Moab?

Yes! Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) is located 18 miles north of Moab. Great Lakes Aviation currently provides direct flights from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah. The closest major airport to Moab is located in Salt Lake City (236 miles from Moab - 4 hour drive). Walker Field Airport, located in Grand Junction Colorado (110 miles from Moab - 1 hr 45 min drive), provides the closest option for most airlines. Learn more about getting to Moab, Utah.

2. How is the heat in the summertime?

Actually, the heat isn’t as intense as you may have been led to believe. This region is considered to be a high desert – ground level in Moab is 4000 feet and the surrounding National Parks reach elevations of over 6000 feet. During the summer months there is very little cloud cover and our humidity is extremely low which results in remarkably cool and comfortable evenings. As a result of that cooling, the morning temperatures are quite comfortable. Getting an early start in the morning provides hikers and bikers many hours of comfortable temperatures. The warmest part of the day is usually from 1pm-4pm. Summer visitors to southern Utah often spend the morning enjoying mountain biking, horseback rides, and hiking and then spend the afternoon pursuing activities such as rafting or 4x4 trips. Popular evening activities are sunset Hummer Safaris or Star Safaris under the most incredible canopy of stars you may have ever seen. Click here more information about climate and weather in Moab.

3. Are there any supermarkets in Moab?

Yes, there are two full size grocery stores in Moab, each containing a deli and bakery:

Village Market
702 S Main Street
Moab, UT 84532
City Market
425 S Main Street
Moab, UT 84532

4. Is there public internet access in Moab?

Yes, several businesses and most hotels offer wireless internet. You can stop by the Moab Adventure Center at 225 S Main anytime and pick up a connection. You'll find tables outside on the patio.

The Grand County Library, (25 South 100 West, Moab 435-259-5421) offers internet access for library card holders only.

5. Are there any hospitals in Moab?

Yes, Moab Regional Hospital is a 17-bed critical access hospital, and is the leading healthcare facility in the southeastern region of the state, serving thousands of patients each year. Services include a full-service emergency room, general and orthopedic surgical services, primary care physicians, obstetrical services, and a wide-range of other specialists.

Moab Regional Hospital
450 West Williams Way
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 719-3500

6. Are there any Automated Teller Machines in Moab?

Yes, Moab contains quite a few ATM's. In addition to ATM's at Wells Fargo Bank and Zion National Bank, the supermarket and quite a few convenience stores also contain ATM's.

7. What activities are there in the Moab area to enjoy with small children?

Children under 5 generally love shorter 4x4 tours and exploring the sand and redrock on shorter hikes. There are also many short trails in Arches National Park that small children can enjoy. In particular, Sand Dune Arch contains a massive sand pile beneath the arch which is always popular with kids. For kids over 5 years old, half-day rafting trips or scenic flights are a good choice. Children over 8 can enjoy horseback riding or mountain biking. Additionally, the town of Moab contains a water park and public swimming pool.

8. What Gas Stations are located in Moab?

Moab contains numerous gas stations including Amoco, Shell, Phillips 66, Texaco, Maverick, Black Oil,Chevron and 7 Eleven.

9. Can I hike with my pet?

NATIONAL PARKS: Activities with pets are very limited within the National Parks of southern Utah. Pets are prohibited from the back country as well as on trails. Pets must be leashed at all times when outside a vehicle and may be walked only on roads or in parking lots. Pets may accompany visitors in campgrounds.

PUBLIC LANDS: Generally, pets may accompany you as you hike on public land in Canyon Country. For the safety of your pet (there are many shear drop-offs in Canyon Country) and other hikers, pets should be kept under control at all times. Be aware that other wildlife may be encountered along trails. Please note that heavily traveled areas may have additional regulations regarding pets. For exact regulations regarding the specific area you will be visiting, contact the appropriate Bureau of Land Management office:

BLM Offices
Moab District (435) 259-2100
Price District (435) 636-3600
San Juan Resource Area (435) 587-2141

Please remember that the climate of southeastern Utah is considered to be an arid desert. Summertime temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach life threatening levels in a short period of time. Therefore, it is not recommended that you leave your pet in a vehicle.

There are several kennels with boarding services in Moab:

Karen's Canine Campground
2781 S. Roberts
(435) 259-7922
Moab Veterinary Clinic
4575 Spanish Valley Drive
(435) 259-8710
Personal Touch Kennel
(435) 259-6300
(435) 259-8929
Spanish Valley Veterinary
1428 Spanish Valley Drive
(435) 259-5216

Pet supplies can be purchased at the following businesses:
ALCO Discount Store 1145 South Hwy. 191 Moab 435-259-7707
Village Market 702 S Main Street Moab 435-259-1105
City Market 425 South Main Moab 435-259-5181
Walker Drug 290 South Main Moab 435-259-5959

10. Is there any live music at night in Moab?

Yes! The following establishments often feature live entertainment on the weekends. Check with each establishment for their current schedule.

Name Address Phone Entertainment
Rio Colorado 2 South, 100 West (435) 259-6666 Rock/Blues/Reggae/Alternative
Woody's Tavern 221 South Main (435) 259-9323 Rock/Blues/Alternative

11. What are the current road conditions in southern Utah?

During winter months the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) maintains a hotline featuring recorded information for most state roads. The telephone number is (800) 492-2400. They also maintain a website at:

12. I've been backcountry camping for over a week. Can I get a shower in Moab?

For a small fee a few of the local campgrounds allow visitors to come in and take a shower:
Arch View Campground & Resort No. Hwy 191 @ 313 $4.00
Canyonlands Campark 555 S. Main St. $5.00
Edge Of The Desert 1251 S. Millcreek Drive $3.00
Lazy Lizard Hostel 1213 S. Hwy. 191 $2.00
Lions Back Campark (Seasonal) Sand Flats Road $4.50
Moab Rim Campark 1900 S Hwy 191 $4.00
Moab Swim Center (Seasonal) 181 W. 400 No. $3.00
Moab Koa 3225 South Hwy 191 $5.00
Pack Creek Mobile Estates & Campark 1520 Murphy Lane $4.00
Poison Spider Bike Shop 497 N. Main St. $1.50/2.5 Min

13. Is there any Daycare available in Moab?

Kids & Totts Daycare
(435) 259-9108

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