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Moab Area

The City of Moab lies in the heart of the magnificent red rock canyons and mesas of southeast Utah.

It is the gateway community for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River, the La Sal Mountains, three scenic byways and thousands of square miles of incredible public lands.

Moab is a full-service, tourist-friendly community, with lots of hotels, shops and restaurants to serve your needs during your visit.

Distance from regional airports:

  • Moab, UT: Canyonlands Field, 21 miles (34 km)
    25 minute drive
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 237 miles (381 km), 3.75 hour drive
  • Grand Junction, CO: 113 miles (182 km), 1.75 hour drive
  • Denver, CO airport: 377 miles (607 km), 5.75 hour drive
  • Las Vegas, NV airport: 464 miles (747 km), 6.5 hour drive
  • Phoenix, AZ airport: 470 miles (756 km), 7.5 hours

Planning Tips

Make accommodation reservations prior to your arrival.

Hotels and campgrounds often fill on weekends and holidays during the busy season (March-October). Note that most campgrounds on public lands are first/come first served. Visit our camping page for more information.

Stop by the Moab Information Center (MIC) when you arrive in Moab, to get information about recreation throughout southeast Utah, pick up maps of areas you plan to explore, and get suggestions on what to see and do. The MIC is located in the center of Moab on the corner of Main and Center Streets.

When is the best time to visit Moab?

March through May, and September through October have the best weather, with daytime temperatures averaging 60° to 85° F (15.5° to 29° C). But, these are also peak visitation times.

Summers have less crowds, but are hot, with daytime temperatures averaging in the 90°s (32° C), sometimes exceeding 100° F (38° C).

Winter weather varies, but is often mild with little snow in the Moab Valley. Higher elevation areas, however, may not be accessible due to snow and ice.

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Classic Moab Trails Map

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Moab Area Map Pack

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Moab East

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Moab Hiking Trails

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Moab West

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