Local Area Attractions
So much to do - so little time!
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.
Slick Rock Bike Trail is the biker’s Mecca only 4.5 miles from the KOA. This area is known for the best mountain biking in the world.
La Sal Mountain Range
From the campground there are spectacular views of the La Sal Mountains, located near the eastern border of Utah and rising above the town of Moab. You can take a half day trip and enjoy the views. There are 2 lakes in the La Sal Mountains that are truely breath taking. When you take the loop you drive along the banks of the Colorado River as well.
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.
There are so many amazing hikes in the area. We can recommend hikes to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Shown in the picture is Cornona Arch trail, an excellent family hike with lots of interesting views, and the reward of the Corona Arch at the end.
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.
If your a rock climber we can point you in the direction of some good places to climb. But then again if you have never done it before there are companies that will take you out for the day and guide you through it, keeping an eye on safety at all times. We hear it can be very exhilrating and lots of fun.
Enjoy shopping for souvenirs in our camp store with the best prices in Moab. You can also enjoy a walk on the streets in downtown Moab with some shopping thrown in!
Horse Back Riding
We can arrange Horse Back Riding Guided Tours for you. You can ride near the Colorado River or with overlooks near Arches National Park. Both has wonderful views that you can enjoy and relax.
Off-Highway Vehicle Riding
Moab has numerous trails suitable for ATV's. Much of the public land surrounding the National Parks is open to ATV travel on existing trails. You can take a tour with a guide or bring your won ATV and go off for a day full of fun.
The 30-minute plane ride to altitude allows you to view all the wonders of the area. For your first jump you can go tandem so you can feel safe and secure.
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.
Colorado River Trips
You can choose from:
The World famous Sound and Light Show or Colorado River Jet Boat Tours as well as Scenic Sunset Jet Boat Tours. We can help you find the tour that best suits your needs.
Play a round of golf at Moab Golf Course. This is one of the top 5 courses in Utah it is a Par 72, 18-hole course located one mile from campground.