Located in the southeastern part of Utah, Moab is home to dramatic rock formations, sheer vertical cliffs, and deep canyons framed by majestic snow-capped mountains. Just outside the town, you come upon the surreal red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Less than an hour’s drive will put you atop the Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that looks out on unending vistas of colorful canyons, mesas, and buttes. Also a short drive away from the city, Dead Horse Point State Park offers amazing views of the snaking Colorado River 600 meters below. Further south of Moab lies the alpine La Sal Mountains, the second-highest range in the state. Such diverse landscape offers plentiful opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, four-wheel driving, or river trips. For a more relaxing time, however, just sit back and enjoy your drive through national parks or on Moab’s three Scenic Byways.
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
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Red Cliffs Lodge is nestled along the banks of the Colorado River, surrounded by rugged cliffs. Stay in bright and comfortable ensuite rooms designed with solid timber furniture, wood accents and muted stucco palettes.
Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa lies in the spectacular landscape of Moab, dotted with canyons and natural arches. Close to the Colorado River, this resort-style property lets you unplug and recharge in the rugged outdoors.
Under Canvas Moab lies in the rocky landscape on the outskirts of Moab, close to Arches National Park. This camp-style property lets you live out your desert dream in cozy glamping tents, with all modern comforts.