Local Area Attractions Near Moab KOA
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.
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.
Just 5 minutes from the campground you can enjoy Ken's Lake. There is a wonderful water fall and some great places to walk your dog.
Local Area Recreation Near Moab KOA
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
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.
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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You can ride near the Colorado River or with overlooks near Arches National Park. Both have wonderful views that you can enjoy and relax.
Imagine ascending to greet the sunrise as you drift among geologic wonders created when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Behold the fragile sandstone formations of Arches National Park as the 13,000 foot La Sal Mountains cast long shadows upon the town of Moab and Canyonlands National Park. As you drift over the river carved canyons of the Colorado River, let the pilot and wind be your navigator while you capture photographic images that will last a lifetime.Since hot air ballooning is an activity that is best suited for areas away from major population centers, ballooning near Moab and Castle Valley is the perfect location. Balloon flights in this region encompass some of the most incredible and awe inspiring scenery in the country.Wildlife seen while flying may include:
- Desert Big Horn Sheep
- Mountain Lions
- Pronghorn Antelope
- Peregrine Falcons
- Bald and Golden Eagles
- Red-tailed Hawks