Located in southeast Utah, Moab is one of the most beautiful places in the world. With experienced guides on Moab tours, you can explore all the amazing sights the area has to offer and make sure you don’t miss anything.
Use this Moab, Utah vacation guide to help you plan the tours and activities you want to do while visiting!
Whether you’re looking for a half-day or full-day excursion, there are plenty of tours in Moab to fit your needs: guided hikes, canyoneering, photography, and off-road experiences!
Moab, Utah should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Utah if you enjoy outdoor activities.
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A Photo Tour of Moab, Utah
Take a visual tour through the Moab, Utah area to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Visiting Moab, Utah
Moab, Utah is a great destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. It’s home to 2 Utah National Parks and 1 Utah State Park:
- Visiting Arches National Park
- Visiting Canyonlands National Park
- Visiting Dead Horse Point State Park
Best Time of Year For Moab Tours
It’s important to know what to expect during the various seasons of the year so you can decide the best time to visit Moab for what you want to see, do and photograph.
The Moab weather varies drastically from spring, summer, fall and winter.
Spring Weather in Moab: temperatures vary quite a bit from month to month in the spring: March Highs 64 | Lows 35 – April Highs 71 | Lows 42 – May Highs 82 | Lows 51 degrees F.
Summer Weather in Moab: temperatures will be HOT! Since the temperatures are brutal this time of year, plan your outdoor activities for the cooler mornings and evenings! June Highs 93 | Lows 60 degrees – July Highs 100 | Lows 67 degrees – August Highs 97 | Lows 66 degrees F
With the hot summer temperatures, you’ll want to protect yourself from the sun by wearing a sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses. It’s important to stay hydrated and carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack.
Fall Weather in Moab: it starts to cool down making it a great time to explore the park because it will be cooler in the mornings and evenings, and the daytime temperatures aren’t too hot compared to the summer. September Highs 85 | Lows 54 degrees – October Highs 71 | Lows 40 degrees – November Highs 55 | Lows 30 degrees F
Winter Weather in Moab: there are some drawbacks to keep in mind when visiting in the winter: visitor services are reduced and you’ll need to be more self-reliant in the winter. December Highs 45 | Lows 23 degrees – January Highs 44 | Lows 22 degrees – February Highs 52 | Lows 28 degrees F
During the winter it is especially important to dress in layers. We recommend an insulted winter jacket, fleece jacket, warm hat and gloves if you’ll be doing any outside activities. Here’s the full list of the outdoor winter clothing we use!
Arches & Canyonlands AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”
Moab Tours, Excursions & Day Trips
There are so many fun things to do in Moab: hiking trails, scenic drives, rock climbing, off road driving, and photography to name a few. Booking a tour to explore the Moab area to learn more about the area and its history.
There are specific tours for the two Utah National Parks in addition to the list of Moab tours below:
Download the GyPSy Guide app to hear fun behind-the scenes stories and local tips that play automatically as you drive, based on your GPS location.
There are quite a few Moab scenic drives to enjoy in the area:
- Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway
- Arches National Park scenic drive
- Canyonlands Island in the Sky scenic drive
- Needles Overlook scenic drive
- Anticline Overlook scenic drive
Moab Photography Tours
From capturing the perfect sunset to finding a unique angle for your shots, guided photography tours in Moab will help you take your photography skills to the next level.
On this small-group tour, explore Canyonlands and Arches National Parks with a local photographer and hone your photography skills. There are some fantastic spots for photography in the area, which your guide has scouted out for you. Besides composition, the focus can teach you how to make your camera’s settings work better. For this tour, the group size is capped at six people so your guide can give you more attention. Water and snacks will be provided.
Arches National Park becomes even more gorgeous when the sun goes down, and the crowds depart. This tour takes you to three lesser-known golden hour and night photography spots. It is suitable for both beginner and intermediate photographers. After the Milky Way emerges, you can test your astrophotography skills.
You CAN explore and photograph the Moab area on your own with our 3-Day Arches & Canyonlands Itinerary and Photography Guide! It includes 1, 2 and 3-day itineraries that detail exactly when to visit the must-see attractions in the park to avoid the crowds! Plus a detailed list of the ideal photo locations and best times of day for each spot so you can capture images in the most ideal light!
Moab Hiking Tours
Hiking is the best way to explore the unique landscape in Moab. Book an unforgettable Moab hiking tour to experience its beauty up close!
Travelers, especially hikers, will find that Moab has so much to offer with its red rock formations and dinosaur tracks. During this six-hour adventure, you will experience off-road driving and hiking activities tailored to your interests and skill levels.
This hiking activity combines evidence-based strategies with outdoor time to improve overall health. Professional guidance makes this hike an incredibly satisfying experience. The breathtaking scenery of Moab’s country makes hiking therapeutic and a surefire way to appreciate its natural beauty. The professional guide also incorporates healthy living workshops and reflections into the hike.
Several other locations near Moab are as picturesque as it is. This guided hike takes you through a remote canyon in Castle Valley, where some of the most famous westerns, like John Wayne, were filmed. This hike features narrow canyon walls and a refreshing waterfall, which is one of Moab’s best-kept secrets.
Moab Canyoneering Tours + Rock Climbing
Explore the slot canyons of Moab with a guide! Canyoneering tours are available for both first-timers and experienced climbers!
An experienced guide will provide technical skills to access Moab’s unique canyons on this private canyoneering excursion. The journey involves exploring off-the-beaten-path areas and traversing the red-rock terrain for you to immerse yourself in the Utah experience fully. This tour is also customizable upon your request.
On this private tour, you can explore Moab’s canyons with an experienced guide, making it suitable for both experienced climbers and first-timers. It also offers everything needed for safe canyoneering. This private tour includes a 15-foot rappelling activity (and optional 90-foot rappelling). Harnesses, helmets, and gloves are provided. This tour is also customizable upon request.
This full-day guided activity allows you to visit the Slot Canyons of Moab without getting lost. A private guide is assigned to customize the canyoneering experience according to the group’s interests, skills, and fitness levels. All equipment is provided, and first-timers are welcome.
Rock climbing is another epic adventure to enjoy in Moab. You can customize this private half-day tour according to your preferences. Climbers of all levels can enjoy this trip. The climbing guide provides one-to-one support to climbers, which assures your safety.
Moab Biking Tours
Enjoy an E-Bike tour around Moab or ride the famous mountain biking trails in the area!
This tour features riding Pedego Electric Bikes on Moab’s back roads. Beginners can pedal straight to the winery, while experienced riders may take a longer scenic route with a few stops along the way. One of the stops includes the famous Petroglyph Panel and the park with a spring that Spanish explorers once frequented. The winery will have a tasting session as part of this day tour. Additionally, you may take home their wines.
This guided, 4-hour tour is on one of the most famous mountain biking destinations in Moab, the Moab Brands Trail. The tour allows you to explore Moab’s Courthouse Loop, which is ideal if you want to experience off-road terrain and riding techniques for the first time. First-time riders with no experience may embark on this adventure.
Mountain biking tours are available both in the morning and afternoon. A professional guide is present, who usually waits for you at the trailhead for the meet-up. As a first step, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the bike before embarking on the journey. The sweeping views of Arches National Park can be appreciated from a distance.
Moab Rafting Tours + Paddleboarding
Rafting, kayaking, or paddleboarding on the Colorado River through Moab is a fun way to see the area from a different perspective!
Stand-up paddleboard tours on the Colorado River in Moab are some of the most popular tours in the area, an exciting way to test one’s limits. Four sets of waves and other surprising river features make the tour more exciting. All guests receive complimentary instructions and river safety briefings.
Taking a white water rafting tour along the Colorado River is the perfect experience for those seeking an adrenaline rush, but without going too extreme. This Moab tour involves paddling through relatively small class II rapids – just right for first-time rafters. As you ride the rapids, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic canyons and cliffs that surround the river.
This afternoon rafting tour on the Colorado River is a relaxing way to unwind after a busy morning exploring the area. This tour allows you to explore Fisher Towers, a filming location used in numerous movies. In addition, it is a pleasant way to view the wildlife abundant in Moab.
The white-water rafting trip offers access to parts of the Moab River not accessible by land. The tour is also short so you may enjoy another activity later in the day. First-time rafters, or those who are bold in trying extreme activities, may enjoy this adventure. For groups of families, gentle rapids are recommended.
Moab Utah Jeep Tours + ATV Tours
As Photo Jeepers, we travel around in our Jeep taking pictures. We HIGHLY recommend a Moab Jeep or ATV tour to explore the area and get away from the crowds!
During the Moab Backcountry Jeep Adventure, you can drive a Jeep on your own to explore the area at your own pace. With an area expert, a Moab itinerary is ready before the start of the Jeep adventure.
Several parts of Moab are off-limits to regular vehicles, so you will have to explore them off-road. These locations might have steep inclines, overlooks, and dangerous edges. This private tour is for thrill-seekers to witness Moab’s red rocks and rugged terrain in an off-road Jeep. There are several daily start options to choose from – even allowing a meet-up at local accommodations.
Hell’s Revenge off-road tour allows you to roam over the sandstone domes and Slickrock ledges near Moab via a UTV (utility terrain vehicle). An experienced guide will drive you to a private 4-passenger Kawasaki Teryx 4. This excursion includes a steep climb and descent. Stunning views of the La Sal Mountains, the Colorado River, and the sandstone cliffs of Negro Bill Canyon are evident from a distance. Traveling in a small group of up to four vehicles is advisable.
This guided tour with an all-terrain vehicle is a unique way to view Moab’s dramatic scenery and the Slickrock Trail. Central Moab is the starting point, leading to steep inclines, lengthy descents, and striking landscapes.
This Moab tour is available for both amateurs and experts. Highly trained guides are present to show travelers the famous Hell’s Revenge trail. After over 24 years in business, this company continues to offer incredible experiences.
Where to Stay in Moab
There are many types of accommodations to choose from in Moab: budget-friendly hotels to higher-priced resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks in Moab.