Ultimate Moab, Utah Vacation Guide

We’ve created a comprehensive Moab, Utah Vacation Guide to help you plan an amazing trip: things to do, what to pack, where to stay, best time to visit, and more!

Moab should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Utah if you love outdoor activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, and off-roading in Jeeps and ATVs.

Moab Utah Vacation Guide everything you need to know

The small town of Moab is located in southeastern Utah near Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park.

This guide includes everything you need to know to plan a Moab vacation!

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What To Pack for a Trip to Moab

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Moab, Utah Vacation Guide

You’ll find everything you need to know to plan the most amazing Moab vacation! We live close to Moab and visit often so we created these lists of where to stay, best time to visit, expected weather, and things to do in this stunning Utah location!

Best Time To Visit Moab

It’s important to know the typical Moab weather by month: average temperatures, services available, and things to do that time of year.

We’ve written guides for each season and month to help you determine the best time to visit Moab for YOU.

Visiting Moab by Season

Visiting Moab by Month

Where to Stay in Moab

There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks in Moab.

READ OUR FULL GUIDE: Where to stay in Moab

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Arches.
  • Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel. 
  • Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and activities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
  • Vacation Rentals in Moab – we like kitchens found in rentals to cook our own meals to save money!

Things to Do in Moab, Utah

There are so many outdoor activities and things to do in Moab like mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, and off-roading in Jeeps and ATVs. Be sure to visit nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park!

Things to Do in Arches National Park Near Moab

Things to Do in Canyonlands National Park Near Moab

Things to Do in Dead Horse Point State Park Near Moab

Moab Photography

You definitely want to pack your camera to take pictures of the stunning Moab landscape. Download our camera gear checklist!

In these guides we share our experience through the years with you: photo tips, a list of best photo spots, and the camera gear you’ll need to take pictures in Moab, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park.

Arches National Park Photography

Canyonlands National Park Photography

take jaw-dropping photos at Arches & Canyonlands

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!

Moab maps and travel guides

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