For the outdoor recreationalist, Moab, Utah, is one of the best places you can go for vacation. There are gorgeous sites and plenty of nature-centric activities, making for the perfect location to visit if you want to go out and get your sweat on. Below are the activities every Moab visitor should try and where they should try them.
1. Mountain Biking
Whether you are an avid mountain biker or a newbie, you need to go biking in Moab. Beginners should rent bikes through Poison Spider and get dropped off at Bar-M trails.
There are various options at Bar-M that make loops, and you can move up in level as you get better throughout the day. Experts should do the quintessential route: the Whole Enchilada. This trail has everything: length, technique, steeps, dirt, rock, you name it!
Either hire a guide or do it yourself, but either way, do it! One of the best canyoneering routes is called Pool Arch, which consists of three rappels.
The first one is a doozy at 130 feet, with a beautiful giant arch staring back at you the whole way down. The last rappel also “wow”s, as you lower yourself into a free hang that dangles you above a view paralleling Jurassic park.
If you have never been to Arches or Canyonlands National Parks, both are well worth the trip. These parks are out of this world. If you are interested in a less intense experience, head to Arches National Park.
If multi-day backpacking trips are more your style, get yourself to Canyonlands ASAP. Either way, be ready to see beautiful red desert towers and majestic arches.