Moab Area Information

Getting to Moab

VEHICLE
Located in southeastern Utah, driving is the most common mode of transportation. Moab is 5.5 hours from Denver, 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 1.5 hours from Grand Junction, 6 hours from Albuquerque, 8 hours from Las Vegas. 

FLIGHT information available here: http://discovermoab.com/airline.htm
Scheduled Airline Service to Moab from Salt Lake City
Utah Airways
(435) 994-8703 | (888) 663-9919
Utah Airways is flying on Monday and Friday. The Plane has 6 person capacity.
Reservations can be made online today!
 
And
Redtail Aviation
(435) 259-7421
Redtail Aviation has the 9 passenger Kodiak for charters other days of the week or for bigger groups between SLC, GJ, Las Vegas, elsewhere too. Call to inquire.
 
BUS
http://www.elevatedtransit.com still goes between Moab and Salt Lake Airport, or Salt Lake Amtrak/Bus station downtown and Provo daily. Bus stops in Moab are at the Transit Trail Hub corner of Hwy 128 & Hwy 191 and in Moab, corner of Hwy 191 and 300 South, 7-11 store. It has WiFi on board.
You may or may not want to use this map http://moabutah.info/map_hotels.htm to help Elevated Transit users get oriented to lodging close to the bus stops.
 

Moab Life

Moab has been written up in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and books including Outside Magazine, Backpacker, Sunset, Conde Nast, National Geographic, Time, Cooking Light, Shape and many more. The area is so diverse, there’s a story for every interest and every style.

Choose your Passion:
 
  • River Rafting & Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Riding
  • 4-wheel driving
  • Motorcycling & ATV riding
  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Horseback riding
  • Golfing
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Lounging, Swimming
  • Star Gazing
  • Sun Worshiping
  • Camping, RVing
  • Exploring for Anasazi Ruins
  • Arches and other wonders of the Colorado Plateau
  • Boating and Water Skiing on Lake Powell (3 hour drive)
 

Moab’s history is old and diverse.

Dinosaur tracks create ‘pot holes’ in the sandstone that only a close eye can discern. Ancient bones are still found and displayed in museums, sold in rock shops and chiseled into eccentric jewelry.

The Anasazi Indians farmed the valley floors for hundreds of years leaving beautiful traces of petroglyphs and pictographs along the natural sandstone walls that fence-in the valley. Walk by them on the golf course, drive past them on local roads, bike past the decorative walls as pedal meets track.

The Ranchers found their way to the Colorado River valleys from all directions. These pioneers were looking for a homestead to build a new life. None expected to ‘land’ in Moab permanently but situation and happenstance stranded them in this extreme and mesmerizing country. From the harshness grew a bond between fellow ranchers that supported their survival. Western hospitality and Western friendliness still define the people of Moab.

The Miners found gold in Miner’s Basin in the late 1800s and mining continued into the 1980s when uranium was the mineral that brought wealth to Grand County. Prospecting this impassable country became a test of resolve and they built incredible roads that teeter along rockfaces and chisel through impenetrable rock walls creating mazes and narrow corridors that today brings challenges to jeepers, motorcyclists and mountain bikers.

The Outlaws of the West used these hidden canyons to elude posses and bounty hunters. They squeezed through secret passages in the canyons bringing them to the safety of a small oasis hidden within the canyon walls and fed by ancient spring water. There were the famous ones like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Flat Nosed Curry, & Matt Warner, just to name a few. Many people in today’s Moab and Grand County are descendents of these outlaws and proud of it.

The Moab of today is diverse, innovative and dedicated to classic small town values. We work here, play here, and recreate on these great lands. We offer a Lifestyle that no other place in the world can match.

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