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Beginners Guide Colorado River Rafting in Moab

Rafting is one of the most popular things to do in Moab, Utah. New to rafting? Click here to learn more about everything you need to know about rafting in Moab.

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What Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before a Moab Vacation

Are you considering a vacation in Moab? Find out what you need toknow before you book your trip to explore Arches National Park!

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The Quick Guide to Packing for Your Moab Vacation

Are you planning a trip to Moab? Consider these packing essentials for
your next vacation. Click here to learn more
 

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The Top Moab Activities for Winter

What’s the first thing you think of when you like Utah desert? I bet most would say “hot” and dry. Moab is known for very hot temperatures in the summer. However, what most people don’t know is that Moab is a great place to visit in the winter. Why? Moab’s average temperature in the winter is 43 degrees and has an average monthly snowfall of about an inch. And the great is, there are limited crowds in the winter time. Below we’ve covered some of our

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5 Events in Moab Utah Events you Can’t Miss this Fall

Moab, Utah is a magical place where people and families can enjoy the majestic natural beauty of thepark itself, but also enjoy the happenings of downtown. The park itself boasts hiking, biking, andscenic trails as well as picturesque landscapes that stretch for miles. This natural tourist destination is
the perfect escape from city living.

In addition to the beautiful desert area, the Moab Utah downtown offers visitors music festivals, artexhibits, film

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Cable Arch - September Staff Pick by Holly

My name is Holly and I am a native to this beautiful red rock country for the last 30 years. I have experienced everything that Moab has to offer. Cable Arch is also known as Funnel Arch to many of us locals and is a very impressive arch close to Moab. Even though the trip from town is only 15 minutes and the hike is only around 20 minutes, it is still unknown to most. The hike does require a little rock climbing but nothing too intense. Once you get to

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Mill Creek Parkway Trail - August Staff Pick by America

My favorite spot in Moab is the Mill Creek Parkway trail that is located next to the Hotel Moab Downtwon.   Every time I'm having a bad day I go to this trail and walk it before the sun comes up and sit somewhere nice and quiet and watch as the sun slowly starts to change the colors of the sky... from a dark blue to a purple turning it into my favorite, a lilacs sky that then turns as orange and red as the sand and rocks around you...
If you're patient and

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Where to Find the Best Summer Hiking in Moab

Moab, Utah offers a wide variety of activities for travels and outdoor seekers of all ages. Hiking is one of the most popular things to do in and around Moab. Arches and Canyonlands National Park are a very short drive from downtown. Most people don’t realize that beyond the popular National Park hikes, Moab offers a wide range of shaded canyon hikes to help you enjoy the desert and beat the heat.  The seasons vary in temperature and summers are very hot.

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Scenic Byway 128 - June Staff Pick by Bianca

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Hi my name is Bianca. I'm from the Philippines and this is my first time in the US. I've only been here in Moab for two months now and I'm gonna say that this place is incredible. This place is a holy grail for adventurous people because there are a lot of things to do like hiking, camping sight seeing, river rafting and so on. The first place that I visited was Ken's lake and it was amazing and drove on hwy 128 which goes along the Colorado River and I

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Double Arch at Arches National Park - May Staff Pick by Dax

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I moved to Moab about 3 months ago from Grand Junction, CO. When we first arrived early spring the weather was perfect for hiking. We decided to take a trip to the Arches National Park. The easy relaxing drive into the park and the clear road signs, made our first experience fun and easy. There are so many places to visit in the park we just couldn’t do it in one day. Personally the double arch was my favorite. Reading the history of its formation was

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Cataract Canyon - April Staff Pick by Vadym

Moab is a great town to spend your vocation with your family, especially if you like an outdoor sports or just do camping by the river or up in the La Sal mountains.  I want to tell you about one of my favorite things to do. Moab has many good river companies with experience and very friendly staff.  If you visiting town in a spring or summer time you definitely should to try a rafting trip to Cataract Canyon.  
This trip will include up to 6 fun days of

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March Events Happening

Hotel Moab Downtown would like to welcome you to some terrific events happening here in March.  March is an ideal time to visit Moab as the weather is nearly perfect for playing outdoors.

March 12 – 15 Moab Skinny Tire Festival
Road cycling festival through iconic Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and Colorado River Corridor.  Classic Bike Show and Contest, Family Fun Day, Cowboy Cookout and more.  Choose two or four day ride options.  Put

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Arches National Park - February Staff Pick by David

My name is David. I am a Florida native and avid runner who is traveling the country.  The first place I chose to come was Moab, UT.  Since being in Moab, I have gone throughout both national parks (Arches and Canyonlands), Dead Horse State Park, the trails by slick rock, Faux Falls, and Kens lake. I have also camped at a wide variety of these places.  However, of all the exploring I have done, one of my favorite places is Windows inside Arches National

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Moonflower Canyon - January Staff Pick by Toby

My name is Toby and I have worked at the Pancake Haus at Hotel Moab for about 37!  I've lived in Moab all my life and wanted to tell you about one of my favorite spots, Moonflower Canyon.  It is named for the great number of Moonflower plants in the area.  These were once used in Native American ceremonies as a hallucinogen but definitely are not anymore because they are very toxic, so look but don't taste.

It has 8 walk-in campsites so is a great place to

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