Local Area Attractions
The Moab area offers something for everyone. Shopping in the city of Moab, river rafting, horseback riding, golf, jet boat & jeep tours, ancient petroglyphs, hiking, rock climbing, the world famous Slick Rock bike trail and numerous 4-wheeling trails. Day trips from the Moab KOA include Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Arches National park, Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky district, Needles district and the Maze), Dead Horse Point State Park, the Goosenecks, Hovenweep National Monument, Natural Bridges, the Colorado River, ghost towns and more.
Arches National Park (15 minutes from KOA)
This national park features the greatest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. To date, over 2,000 arches have been found and roads and trails in the park lead to many of them.
Canyonlands National Park (About 35 mins drive from KOA)
Canyonlands National Park is the largest and most rugged of all of Utah’s parks. The three sections of Canyonlands, Island in the Sky, the Maze, and the Needles, divided by the Green and Colorado rivers, are primitive worlds. They are so vast that, even with repeated exploration, they will never give up all of their secrets.
Dead Horse State Park (35 minutes from KOA)
This park is so named because old-time cowboys, using the point as a natural corral, inadvertently left a band of horses trapped for so long they died of thirst. An almost isolated island-mesa, Dead Horse Point offers a spectacular view of the La Sal Mountains, Canyonlands National Park, and the Colorado River 2,000 feet below.
Rafting on the Colorado River
Choose your thrill level, enjoy a relaxing scenic rafting trip with interesting river guides, while cooling off in the refreshing Colorado River. Or perhaps a kayak or canoe adventure. If its more excitement you want with an adrenaline rush of serious white water rafting through West Water or Cataract Canyon then the Colorado River has something for everyone.
Four Wheel Drive Trails
You can bring their own vehicle, rent a jeep, or take a tour with one of Moab’s experienced guides. You can also ride in a tour guides Jeep and be shown all the great sites and entertained with the guides hillarious stories.
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Moab Skinny Tire Festival
4 days of road cycling along the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park and the coveted ride through Arches National Park. This benefits cancer survivors and research. For more info go to skinnytireevents.com
Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run
The Annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run course winds alongside the Colorado River through a deep red rock canyon for the first 11 miles, and then takes runners to a green, shady finish at Swanny City Park in downtown Moab. Full details and registration info is available at moabhalfmarathon.org or call 435-259-4525.
The Moab Mountain Unicycling Festival (Munifest) is the most fun you can have on a unicycle! Hosted at the intersection of the world's best trails and scenery. Moab is the perfect place for a festival of riding, food, fun in the souther Utah's playground. In other words, it's a party and a chance for rides of all skills from around the world to come together to have a great time unicycling! For more information visit munifest.us
24 Hours of Moab
It is a series of endurance races that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination and fun in every competitor! The race is all day and all night where runners can compete in a number of distance or timed events.