Outdoor Activities in Moab



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  • Moab is often called the adventure capital of the Southwest because it has great outdoors things to do. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, river running, and more! Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities in Moab.

    First of all, of course, are nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. With trails anywhere from a quarter of a mile to tens of miles long, you'll probably find something you'll enjoy. World-famous Delicate Arch is practically a requirement when visiting Moab. For deeper immersion into a proliferation of arches, try the Devils Garden loop. In Canyonlands, Mesa Arch is the de rigueur hike, especially at sunrise.

    Head to Behind the Rocks for a locals' secret area to experience technical mountain bike trails and hikes that rival those in Canyonlands for jaw-dropping beauty. There are around 20 named arches in the area and about 20 unnamed ones, all waiting for you to discover them as amazing outdoors things to do. Another locals' favorite is Negro Bill Canyon, named after an area rancher back in the late 1800s.

    Sand Flats Recreation Area is home to the Slickrock Bike Trail, among many other temptations in its 7,320 acres. Ken's Lake, found south of Moab, features fishing, boating, and camping. In the desert! Coolness.

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    Arches National Park

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    Arches National Park Road

    2,000+ Natural Sandstone Arches and Unusual Rock Formations... read more

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    Sand Flats Recreation Area

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    885 Sand Flats Road

    7,320 acres of outdoor fun, including the Slickrock Bike Trail... read more

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    Behind the Rocks

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    Highway 191

    Locals' secret hiking and mountain biking paradise... read more

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    Slickrock Bike Trail

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    Sand Flats Road

    Center of the Mountain Biking Universe... read more

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    Delicate Arch Trail

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    Arches National Park

    Mostly slickrock trail to the world-famous Delicate Arch... read more

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    Mesa Arch Trail

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    Canyonlands National Park

    Shortest trail in Canyonlands, best sunrise view...
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    Devils Garden Loop

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    Devils Garden Loop Trailhead
    Arches National Park

    Hike past eight of the best known arches in the park!... read more

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    Negro Bill Canyon Hike

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    Scenic Byway 128

    Fantastic hike with an un-PC name... read more

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    Ken's Lake

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    10 miles south of Moab

    A real live lake in the desert... read more
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