The allure of Moab is undeniable, combining rugged beauty with breathtaking vistas that evoke an almost otherworldly aura. For those seeking a mix of outdoor adventure and luxury, exploring the top Moab attractions is a perfect fusion of these worlds. With an array of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, hiking, biking, and even tranquil pursuits like outdoor yoga and stargazing, Moab is where adventure meets serenity. Set out for unmatched adventures nearby and return to a haven of relaxation where luxury amenities await you.
What to Expect from a Visit to Moab
Nestled in the heart of Utah's red rock country, Moab isn't just a destination—it's a journey into the heart of nature's wonders. Here, the land tells the tales of time, wind, and water, sculpting every arch, spire, and canyon into a mesmerizing natural landscape filled with seemingly endless outdoor pursuits. When you immerse yourself in Moab’s natural surroundings, you’ll experience the restorative virtues of nature.
The region’s two crown jewels, both recognized as Dark Sky Parks, promise not just daytime adventures but star-studded nighttime spectaculars:
Arches National Park: Home to over 2,000 natural stone arches, plus pinnacles, balanced rocks, fins, and other awe-inspiring formations. Among its many wonders, the iconic Delicate Arch stands out as a must-visit, often seen as the symbol of Utah's natural beauty. Additionally, the Windows Section offers a concentrated collection of arches and panoramic views of the park.
Canyonlands National Park: Embrace the wild spirit of the Southwest with its grand mesas, mysterious canyons, and the ever-present Colorado River. Covering over 300,000 acres of the Colorado Plateau, Canyonlands is a mosaic of four main distinct districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the Green & Colorado Rivers. Each has its own unique characteristics.
Beyond these must-visit national parks, there's the breath-stealing beauty of Dead Horse Point State Park, which offers panoramic vistas of winding canyons that captivate the soul. So much so that Hollywood has shot some famous films here, like Thelma & Louise, Mission Impossible, and The Lone Ranger. Those yearning for an unforgettable drive should traverse the Scenic Utah
Byway State Route 128 for a 44-mile ride along what’s known locally as “River Road” for awe around every curve. For a change of scenery, venture to the La Sal Loop for a scenic drive through the La Sal Mountains, boasting lush alpine peaks that provide a stunning contrast to Moab’s red rocks. The drive takes less than 30 minutes, and every turn reveals new facets of Moab's multifaceted beauty.
Top Moab Attractions
Beyond Moab’s breathtaking landscapes lies a world of thrilling activities and experiences. Here’s a curated selection of top Moab attractions:
Guided Hiking: Let expert guides lead you through the geological wonders of Arches or Canyonlands National Park, revealing hidden gems and centuries-old secrets.
Scenic Driving Tour: Soak in the mesmerizing views of Canyonlands, Canyon Rims National Recreation Area, and the La Sal Mountains with an expert guide and driver.
Mountain Biking: Experience exhilarating rides across red rock landscapes in the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World.” The iconic Slickrock Bike Trail is a biker’s dream.
Canyoneering: Navigate narrow slot canyons, rappel down sheer sandstone cliffs, and scramble over rocky terrains to fully immerse yourself in Moab’s stunning surroundings.
Hell’s Revenge 4x4 Off-Roading Tour: Cruise over petrified dunes and slickrock on a thrilling off-road adventure.
Colorado River Rafting: Skirt the border of Arches National Park and feel the rush of the rapids amidst serene surroundings and towering canyon walls.
Stargazing: Witness a celestial spectacle against Moab's clear skies, and you can spot the Milky Way on a moonless night.
Rock Climbing: Conquer iconic structures, handhold by handhold, with vertical trails perfect for beginners to pros.
Sunset Hummer Safari: Revel in golden hour on a rugged luxury adventure in Moab’s backcountry.
At ULUM Moab, we make it seamless to weave these adventures into your itinerary. Choose from a selection of experiences and complimentary programming available exclusively for guests in just a few clicks.
Where to Stay in Moab
Amidst Moab's raw beauty lies a luxury haven — ULUM® Moab. Tucked into a secluded, crescent-shaped desert enclave, our resort is just steps away from the Looking Glass Arch and surrounded by a magnificent sandstone backdrop. Located 25 miles south of Moab, ULUM Moab is the perfect luxury basecamp, offering top-notch comforts with a panorama of nature's wonders right outside your tent. Awarded as the “Best Lodging for Nature Lovers” by Sunset Magazine, it's more than a place to stay—it's an elevated escape into nature.
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