Moab is located in the heart of canyon country, and while the city is rather quiet, the surrounding nature speaks for itself.

Moab is in close proximity to some of Utah’s most beautiful national parks. Moab is well-positioned to discover the best of Utah, whether you’re looking for the best Zion hikes or things to do on a day trip to Salt Lake City.


Of course, Moab isn’t merely a jumping-off point for other places. Outdoor activities, Jurassic, and cultural sites are just a few of the Moab attractions to keep you amused during your trip. Indeed, Moab has so much to offer that we recommend visiting for at least a week! Here are our recommendations for the finest things to do in Moab.

  1. Visit Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

The desert landscape, of course, has a lot to offer. Mesa Arch, in Canyonlands National Park, is one of the park’s most spectacular rock formations. Mesa Arch is a sandstone rock arch situated perilously on the edge of a cliff.

Head to the Island in the Sky Visitor Center if you’d rather take a picturesque drive through Canyonlands National Park. You can use the bathrooms and ask the rangers for a free guide and route assistance. This self-guided trip allows you to observe the incredible rock formations, arches, and stunning views at your leisure.

  1. Take a river rafting trip

You can’t remain near the great Colorado River without feeling its force! One of the best things to do in Moab is go river rafting, and there are lots of rafting tours to choose from. Beginners should pick one of the various rafting adventures that take them up from Moab. These adventures are designed for travelers who have less expertise with rapids, and usually involve conquering Class 1 or 2 rapids. On peaceful portions of the Colorado River, beginner-friendly rafting is available.

  1. Mountain biking is an option.

Mountain bikers will have no shortage of trails to choose from. You can visit Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, or the Slickrock Trail, all of which are close to Moab. You can book a guided tour if you don’t have any prior experience. This highly rated mountain bike tour takes you on a half-day adventure across the beautiful terrain of Arches National Park, where you’ll travel 7-10 miles with your guide. It’s ideal for families and beginners.