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Trip List by Marmalade007

Outdoor adventures in Moab

1 May 2006  30 something looking to get away from it all in nature.
4.0 of 5 stars based on 10 votes

Spend a week in Moab and take advantage of any number of Moab's terrific outdoor adventures.

  • 1. Cali Cochitta Bed and Breakfast Inn
    Cali Cochitta Bed & Breakfast, Moab, Utah

    Nice rooms, friendly hosts with lots of good advice about moab and the surrounding area, great breakfasts!

  • 2. Arches National Park
    Arches National Park, Utah

    Arches has some stunning rock formations. We spent a whole day doing a long loop at the end of the road. At times we were the only ones in our site. We almost got lost at one point - always follow the rock piles! We also took the ranger tour on the trail that requires a ranger to accompany you. Sign up at least a day in advance to reserve your spot. We attempted a ranger fire and had a terrible Ranger in Training experience. I've been to lots of National Parks and this guy was by far the worst. I assume he's not representative of all the rangers there. Definitely experience the Park at sunset when you can see how the setting sun changes the colors on the rocks. Stunning!

  • 3. Canyonlands National Park
    Canyonlands National Park, Utah

    Canyonlands is one of the less visited National Parks. It's got beautiful, otherworldly landscapes. It's also quite a drive from Moab - about 2 hours. If you have the time and enjoy hiking, definitely go. We took an 11 mile hike that took us in a loop around a part of the park (Elephant Trail?). 11 miles was too long for us, but we enoyed the first 75% of the hike.

  • 4. Rafting

    You can use most any rafting company. Get a recommendation from you hotel. We took a 1/2 day trip which was fun, but it would have been better for a whole day. We went in the spring, so there was a good water level, but for a 1/2 day, we only had about 2-3 rapids. Also, if you can, go in the duckies! (little yellow paddle canoes). It's much more fun in the duckies.

  • 5. Mountain Biking on Slickrock

    We spent a day on a beginning level trail. My butt has never hurt so much!!! If you like jarring your whole body for miles, toiling up super steep hills, this is for you! If you're going to go, be sure to wear padded cycling shorts and get a padded seat. The dinasour prints in the rock are cool and going downhill is definitely exhilerating. All in all, I think that's our first and last mountain biking experience.