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Top 15 things to do in Moab

1. Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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2. Off-Road Tours

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. Climbing Tours

Suggested duration: 8 hours
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4. Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab

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Hop into a Toyota Land Cruiser with your expert guide and head north from Moab to the backcountry entrance of Arches National Park and avoid the crowds.Our first stop is to see dinosaur footprints. For millions of years this area was teeming with dinosaurs.We pass Balanced Rock, one of the most iconic features of the Park, standing a staggering 128 feet. Landscape look familiar? Indiana Jones, and Thelma and Louise have scenes shot here.The 4X4 trail into the backcounty climbs a short but steep rock wall passing sandstone fins, towering pinnacles and tall spires known as the Marching Men. We stop at Tower Arch for an optional hike.As you travel along the track, hear informative commentary about the geology, wildlife and history of the park.We make another stop at Eye of the Whale for an optional hike to a seldom visited slick rock playground named Herdina Park.After exploring the backcountry we exit past the three gossips and Park Avenue before your guide returns you to Moab.
Suggested duration: 4 to 5 hours
Tours from $189 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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Best tours in Moab

5. Arches National Park

Explore the dramatic landscape of Arches National Park, known for the highest density of natural arches in the world. Stop at the visitor center to learn more about the origin of these colorful geological formations and to replenish your water supplies. The red-rock wonderland of nearly 2,000 stone arches, soaring pinnacles, and massive balanced rocks is especially inspiring at dawn and dusk. Some locations within the park cannot be visited without a ranger, so reserve your spot on the tour on time. Most tourists limit their visit to just driving through the park, but the more adventurous can also choose to hike, cycle, backpack, or camp.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $35 › Learn more about Arches National Park

7. Dead Horse Point State Park

Imposing cliffs, geological formations, and rugged mesas define Dead Horse Point State Park. In the days of westward expansion, cowboys kept wild mustangs atop the point because it served as a natural corral. Featuring an outcropping of red rock rising 610 m (2,000 ft) above the Colorado River, the park offers more than 2,100 hectares (5,300 acres) that you can explore on foot or by bike. Bike trails cover 27 km (17 mi) along and through the canyons. Several paved footpaths offer hiking options. Keep in mind that the area's elevation of nearly 1,800 m (5,900 ft) can cause you to tire more easily than at a lower altitude.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $10 › Learn more about Dead Horse Point State Park

8. Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

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Explore the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on a half-day 4-wheel drive (4WD) tour. Your experienced guide negotiates steep switchbacks and rugged tracks along the White Rim Road to take you to stunning vistas such as Gooseneck Overlook. See sites with remnants of ancient Pueblo civilizations, canyons that drop 1,000 feet (300 meters) straight down, and parts of the Colorado River. An easy trail from Moab, this area offers a fantastic experience of Canyonlands National Park.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $189 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Balloon Rides

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. River Rafting & Tubing

Explore Utah's unearthly desert landscape of red rock cliffs and mighty waterways by rafting or tubing on the Colorado River. A guided tour out of Moab allows you to let someone else worry about safety, comfort, and all the required permits. You'll hear about the area's geomorphology and Native American history from experienced and entertaining guides. In addition to whitewater rafting, you can explore the natural wonders around Moab by horseback riding or following dinosaur tracks on a sightseeing tour of Arches National Park. These tours are family friendly and can take from half a day to couple of days.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $95 › Learn more about River Rafting & Tubing

11. Deep Desert Expeditions

Deep Desert Expeditions is Moab, Utah’s premier guide service, offering private guided full and half-day tours, as well as our popular family-friendly half day group tour and overnight camping and backpacking adventures. Our expert guides will teach you about the desert environment, geology, and local history and lore while visiting dinosaur tracks, petroglyph and pictograph panels, and some of the most scenic places in the United States: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Bears Ears National Monument, and the surrounding areas. We also can bring you to collect azurite at the Blue Crystal Mine!
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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12. Arches National Park Back Country Adventure from Moab

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The tour will head north on US 191 passing the entrance of Arches National Park which was designated as a National Monument before being changed to a National Park in 1971. Our special use permit allows us to enter the back door to Arches via Willow Springs Road. Along this backcountry route, you'll travel through the new area of the "Utah Raptor State Park". Here where Native Americans lived back in history for thousands of years you'll see dinosaur tracks and enjoy the views of the La Sal Mountains. The Park lies atop an underground salt bed that is responsible for the arches, spires, and sandstone fins. Several of the stops include Eye of the Whale, Balanced Rock, Delicate Arche Viewpoint, and the Windows Section. The trip length is approximately 4 hours duration. All vehicles are Jeep Rubicons which are enclosed and air-conditioned.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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13. Boat Tours & Water Sports

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Corona Arch

Noteworthy Corona Arch, a natural sandstone formation, is the main attraction of the Corona Arch Trail. Along the 2.4 km (1.5 mi) trail, you'll pass Bowtie Arch and Goldbar Arch before reaching the culmination of the trail at Corona Arch. Here you can admire and photograph the towering red formation, formed by countless years of erosion, and a colorful canyon. Though much of the hike is fairly easy, you will have to ascend a ladder and use a safety cable in one area. Wear sun protection, as there is very little shade along the way, or consider an early morning or early evening hike to the arch.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $10 › Learn more about Corona Arch

15. Moab Rafting Afternoon Half-Day Trip

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A spectacular Moab, Utah Rafting Adventure!Escape amidst Moab’s magnificent red rock canyon walls and soaring stone towers on a legendary Colorado River raft trip. Experience the cooling splashes from the rapids in Utah’s hot desert and serene stretches with time to swim. Nature’s playground will provide much needed rejuvenation. Share a relaxing day of breathtaking scenery as you experience mild Colorado River rafting through the world famous Castle Valley and Fisher Towers. Our guides will point out the fascinating geology and stories of local history as you explore the most picturesque Utah river trip. Convenient to Canyonlands and Arches, you can experience and sample in just a half or full day trip.- Professional, highly trained guides with trip leaders averaging over 2,000 river miles of experience- Highly maintained boating equipment- Safety is our #1 priority!
Suggested duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Tours from $97 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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