If you’re planning a trip to Moab, Utah I’m sure you’ve already curated a list that includes Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Those are absolute musts, but if you have a few extra days to kill, here are some suggestions from a locals perspective.
- Rent a Razor for the day and get to know a wilder side. Spin tires in the sand dunes or climb rocks. These things are like Go-Karts on Speed. Dune buggeys might be a good term too. Kid friendly!
- Mountain Bike, because you’re in one of the meccas. Just to get a taste, ask the local bike shop which trails are prime. If you’re a beginner stay off the Slickrock trail, there are plenty of other trails with slickrock slated for beginners. You want to enjoy this, don’t you?
- River Raft down the Colorado, hot sun and muddy waters. Enjoy a little slice of paradise while paddling a raft. Any of the companies will do, but I have a soft spot for Canyon Voyages.
- Rock Climb on Wall Street, or stop to see the professionals at work. (Look for my sister!) Grab some gear at Pagan or a guided trip through Cliffs and Canyons.
- Hike Corona Arch, gaze up at the grand beauty. Check out other hikes here.
- Zipline over Slickrock! This was so fun! Check out Raven’s Rim zipline!
- Deadhorse Point State Park, the most breathtaking views. I could spend all day enjoying this view.
- Drive down the river road, and stop for brunch or wine at Redcliffs!
- Take a tour with Canyonlands by Night, a fun interactive boat ride down the river with shadow play on the rock walls.
- Camp under the stars, they resemble a warm fuzzy blanket covering you. Best spots are in Sand Flats Recreation Area, La Sal Mountains, and Kane Creek.
- Farmers Market on Fridays, includes live music in the park and some local goods for sale including fruits and veggies!
- See Stonefed Play at Woody’s! The best little local bar. Stonefed has been playing around town for years, I used to dance like a little hippy in the park when I was in high school. Now I’m an adult and I still dance like a little hippy, just inside woody’s. Enjoy the environment, and have a drink or two.
- Take a yoga class at Moab Yoga, start off the day with Bhakti Flow.
- Take a drive on the La Sal Loop Road and stop at one of the many lakes. From Red rocks to Deep forest, cool down in the mountains.
- Party on a river beach, soak up the sun and get a little muddy in this ridiculous 105 degree heat.