Most people drive their own vehicle to Moab. It’s tucked away in the off-the-beaten-path canyons of southern Utah. Besides, as a jumping off point for Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, personal transportation is almost essential. (There is absolutely NO public transportation within either national park.) So what’s the most common way of getting around Moab? Your own feet! This cute, outdoorsy Western town has a walking downtown that’s perfect for strolling and window shopping. There’s not much need for cabs or public buses in little Moab.
That said, however, there are indeed a few options for public transportation around Moab. Reasons?
1) To get from the Moab airport to your hotel. Some of the shuttle services will even pick you up from Green River (52 miles northeast, where there’s a Greyhound bus station) or Grand Junction (113 miles, has a regional airport).
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Here are some great services that operate out of Moab:
Moab’s “original shuttle provider.” Shuttle services for river trips, bike adventures, backcountry excursions, hiking.
(435) 259-8656, cell (435) 260-2097
Travel in high style. They also offer more basic rides if you don’t need “all the bells and whistles.”
A listing of local transportation services, including their around-town taxi.
They offer bike shuttles and operate out of local Poison Spider Bicycles bike shop.
497 North Main, Moab 84532
Moab’s “only all sport shuttle service.” Airport, bicycle, motorcycle, river, hike.
197 West Center, Moab UT 84532
Local bike shuttles & a bike shop that also offers bike rentals.
284 North Main, Moab 84532
photo: Ben Fredericson (xjrlokix)/Flickr