Moab Area Visitor Information
The Moab Information Center offers information on recreational opportunities and visitor services throughout southeastern Utah. Brochures and displays for the US Forest Service, BLM, and US Park Service are provided. Info on accommodations, restaurants, tours and other services to tourists are available. There is a gift shop with guidebooks, maps, videos, postcards and more. The Visitor Information Center is located at the corner of Main and Center streets.
Located 2 miles north of Moab, Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rock formations. In some areas, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extraordinary features of the park create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike any other in the world.
Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The Colorado and Green rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves.
Dead Horse Point is one of Utah’s most spectacular state parks. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, the park provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands’ sculptured pinnacles and buttes. Access to Dead Horse Point State Park is nine miles north of Moab on US 191, then 22 miles west on SR 313.
Located about 15 miles east of Moab, the La Sal Mountains are Utah’s second highest mountain range. The range contains 6 peaks that rise above 12,000 feet, the tallest being Mount Peale at 12,721 feet. Covered with thick aspen and fir forests and dotted with mountain lakes, the La Sals are a cool oasis within the surrounding desert. Numerous trails in the La Sals provide good hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities from late spring to late autumn. In winter, the same trails are put to use by cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. The beauty of the La Sals can also be enjoyed by driving the scenic La Sal Mountain Loop Road.
Located south of Moab, near Blanding, Natural Bridges National Monument protects some of the finest examples of ancient stone architecture in the southwest. The monument is located in southeast Utah on a pinyon-juniper covered mesa bisected by deep canyons of Permian age Cedar Mesa Sandstone. Where meandering streams cut through the canyon walls, three natural bridges formed: Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu.
Located south of Moab on the Arizona / Utah border, Monument Valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding.
Located south of Moab, between Blanding and Cortez, Colorado; Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons along the Utah-Colorado border. Multi-storied towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders lead visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation of their builders.
Located south of Moab near Cortez Colorado, Mesa Verde, Spanish for “green table”, offers an unparalleled opportunity to see and experience a unique cultural and physical landscape. The culture represented at Mesa Verde reflects more than 700 years of history. The cliff dwellings represent the last 75 to 100 years of occupation at Mesa Verde.