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Things to Do in Moab Utah

Explore Top Attractions

Located in southeastern Utah, Moab is a city quite unlike any other – and Red Cliffs Lodge puts many of the area’s top attractions within your reach. The region’s state and national parks are legendary for their distinctive environments, with towering rock formations, winding entrenched river meanders and diverse elevations. 

Catch a glimpse of the Delicate Arch and the Landscape Arch at Arches National Park, explore Dead Horse Point or take your kids (including the four-legged ones) on a hike on the Onion Creek Trail. Your getaway can be as daring – or relaxing – as you choose.

Arches National Park

Head north of Moab to this unique park, which is bordered by the Colorado River and home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches.

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Canyonlands National Park

This national park is a "high desert" habitat with ranging elevations and sandstone canyons, mesas, buttes and fins.

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Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point is located off of Highway 313, and offers beautiful views of the Colorado River.

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Fisher Towers

The Fisher Towers Trail winds through the Fisher Towers, which are made of eroded sandstone and are one of the area's most unusual landscapes.

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Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is often compared to Mars because its landscape looks so alien.

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Goosenecks State Park

Located on the edge of a canyon overlooking the San Juan River, this state park features over six miles of extraordinary entrenched river meander.

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Grandstaff Canyon

Part of the Colorado River watershed, Grandstaff Canyon offers a hiking trail featuring a stream that flows into the river.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Established over 100 years ago, Mesa Verde National Park is known for its Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, including the massive Cliff Palace.

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Onion Creek Trail

Head northeast from Moab to this trail, which offers a winding dirt road with many creek crossings. Dogs are allowed on the trail, too.

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Shafer Canyon

Shafer Canyon is located along the border of San Juan and Grand Counties, about 15 miles southwest of Moab.

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Behind the Rocks

Mountain bikers can explore this nearly 15-mile trail, which offers tons of amazing views and the opportunity to feel at one with nature.

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Castle Rock

Castle Valley is a spectacular gash in the earth connecting southeastern Utah’s La Sal Mountains with the canyon of the Colorado River.

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