What's not to love? Red and Orange Rocks canyons, other-worldly formations, and of course -- for those who pursue it -- the classic "silence of the desert" per Edward Abby. I always love the feeling of dropping into Moab from the north on 191.
I was in Moab area September 2004 hiking in Canyonlands and Arches National Park. What a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors, in many ways. Now I'm planning a trip for June 2009 for more hiking, rafting, maybe some biking this time, and who knows what else!
Jamie from Maine
I love this place, it's practically my second home. It's the perfect place to be if you enjoy the outdoors. Hiking, climbing, mountain biking -- it's all there!
Moab is beautiful and an excellant place to base your visits to the surrounding area. The natural beauty in Amazing! Check out rafting the San Juan river 2 hours south of Moab.
Moab is a town that seems to be rebeling against the Mormon state it's stuck in.
Arches National Park was full of wonderful sights. The La Sal Mountains are gorgeous!! I love Moab and will come back there someday.
Moab is a small community town located in the red rock country of southern Utah. Though Moab is slightly off the tourist trail, and is surrounded mostly by agriculture and mining, it does provides the opportunity to partake in many recreational activities, such as skydiving, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, water rafting, and horse riding. Moab is also an ideal base for excursions to the nearby Arches National Park and the Canyonlands National Park, where there are many hiking trails and wildlife spotting, as well as where many interesting and unusual rock formations can be found.
There are many accommodation options, with many RV parks and camping grounds, budget motels, hotels, and hostels in Moab. Free basic camping sites can usually be found in any National Forest or National Monument within the States, this includes in the nearby Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. These basic camping sites are usually signposted, and are usually located off major highways and roads.
Moab hostels provide basic facilities, and usually offer usual either dorm or private rooms with a shared or private bathroom. Free car parking is usually available, however it is worth confirming this at time of booking. Hot water is usually always provided. There may be an additional fee for some services, such as laundry and Wi-Fi or internet access, however there are also a few places in town that provide these services. Many restaurants and chain cafes provide free Wi-Fi. A simple complimentary breakfast is sometimes included in the price of the room, however there are also many cafes and restaurants that do a breakfast menu.
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