Local Area Attractions Near Moab KOA Holiday

Moab is one of the most unique and beautiful destinations on the planet. From its gaping canyons and towering mountains in the distance to its raging rivers, this red rock wonderland is guaranteed to astonish. Whether this is your first time staying at Moab KOA or you are coming back for a new adventure, the Moab area offers something for everyone. Our team would be happy to help you explore this breathtaking destination so that you return home with unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.

Camping Near National and State Parks

One of the main reasons people come to Moab is to visit two of the most iconic and unforgettable National Parks in the United States — Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Both places are just a short drive from our campground and offer enough striking sights and experiences that you may want to plan several days at both parks. Even if you have only planned a short visit to Moab, though, we recommend exploring these local gems. 

Arches and Canyonlands are not the only attractions found in our corner of the American Southwest, either. There are countless day trips to embark upon from Moab KOA, including: 

  • Monument Valley
  • Valley of the Gods
  • Island in the Sky district
  • Needles district
  • The Maze
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • The Goosenecks
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges
  • The Colorado River
  • Ghost towns 
  • And more

Camping near Canyonlands National Park and these other destinations is the best way to experience this unforgettable landscape first-hand.

Book Your Advanced Reservation in Moab Today

If you are looking for campgrounds near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks or you want to experience the untouched beauty of the American Southwest, then it is time to start planning your vacation to Moab KOA. Book your stay at our local KOA and start dreaming of your unforgettable adventure in Moab, Utah.

Arches National Park (15 Minutes From KOA)
Arches National Park (15 Minutes From KOA)

Arches National Park is considered one of the top destinations in all of Utah. 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. As you walk the hiking trails and explore the scenic viewpoints, you will experience colossal sandstone structures, soaring pinnacles and massive balanced rocks that will make you feel dwarfed in comparison.

Canyonlands National Park (About 35 Minutes From KOA)
Canyonlands National Park (About 35 Minutes 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. During your visit to this remote area, you will enjoy spectacular views and diverse landscapes.

Dead Horse State Park (35 Minutes From KOA)
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.

La Sal Mountain Range
La Sal Mountain Range

From our KOA campground, you will enjoy 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 and vistas up close. There are two lakes in the La Sal Mountains that are truly breathtaking. When you take the loop through the mountains, you drive along the banks of the Colorado River as well.

Ken's Lake
Ken's Lake

Just five minutes from the campground, you can enjoy Ken's Lake. This scenic and relaxing waterhole includes a pebbly beach and chilly mountain water fed by Mill Creek, and it is perfect for cooling off on those hot summer days. There is also a wonderful waterfall and some great places to walk your dog. Swimming, paddling and fishing are popular activities at Ken's Lake.

Local Area Recreation Near Moab KOA Holiday

Moab Golf Club

Moab Golf Club

Located less than one mile from the campground.  Enjoy playing a round of 18-holes surrounded on all sides by the breathtaking views of the red rocks.

2705 S. East Bend Road

Moab, UT 84532

435-259-6488

Hiking

Hiking

Moab's National Parks & State Park offers great family hikes suitable for tots as well as teens. Guided hikes, interpretive programs and the Junior Ranger Program add additional fun for kids. Check out the fun things your family can do together.

ATV Riding

ATV Riding

Moab is a must-visit destination for those who love off-road adventure!

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. (However, please note that ATV riding is not allowing within either Arches or Canyonlands National Park.) ATV enthusiasts can use all of the popular Moab 4WD Trails, or explore the backcountry trails that surround the Moab area.All OHVs are required to have certain equipment in working order while being operated in Utah, including:

  • Brakes sufficient to stop and hold the machine
  • A headlight and taillight while being operated between sunset and sunrise
  • A brightly colored whip flag attached to the OHV and at least eight feet off the ground while being operated on designated sand dune areas
  • A muffler and spark arrestor (snowmobiles are exempt from the spark arrestor requirement).

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Slick Rock Bike Trail - located only 4.5 miles from the KOA.Welcome to the home of the greatest mountain biking on the planet. Moab offers a huge variety of trails for mountain bikers of any experience level, from beginners looking for a scenic ride through beautiful canyons and mesa tops, to seasoned bikers looking for the ultimate challenge.Moab is well known for the world famous, and highly technical, Slickrock Bike Trail. This challenging 9.6 mile trail is considered by many to be the ultimate mountain biking experience. Moab, however, also contains an assortment of easy and extremely scenic biking trails. The Bar-M Loop Trail, for example, provides a great introduction to the varied terrain and beautiful scenery adjacent to Arches National Park. Look around this page and create your own mountain biking adventure!

4-Wheeling

4-Wheeling

Moab is a musts-visit destination for those who love off-road adventure!The Moab area's beauty, history, and, hundreds of miles of old mining roads and 4×4 trails make it a place that will never be forgotten. Visitors can bring their own vehicle, rent a jeep, or take a tour with one of Moab's experienced guides.Moab has a full range of backcountry trails, from easy 2-wheel drive backcountry scenic drives to the ultimate in challenging 4-wheel drive trails, providing an opportunity for all to experience the beauty and solitude of an off road adventure. Trails such as Secret Spire and Chicken Corners are great for beginners, while Pritchett Canyon and Golden Spike will get the adrenaline pumping in even the most experienced drivers. Always obtain the most up-to-date information prior to departing for a trip, and be prepared. Remember, turning back is usually an option as well. Please choose your trail wisely, with honest appraisal of your equipment and experience in this terrain. Additional suggested trails are available on discovermoab.com .