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Moab is a small town that sits at the foot of red cliffs and the La Sal Mountains. The town, which overlooks the Colorado River, had a colorful history with familiar names such as Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch and other outlaw gangs hanging out here. Zane Grey made Moab the setting of many of his novels, and it has been used frequently in movies. In the 1950's uranium was discovered here, and what had been a quiet agricultural town turned into a busy center for mining and prospecting. This boom is over, but the town now prospers on tourism. Moab is the beginning point for white-water rafting, canoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, horseback riding, four-wheeled-driving, and mountain biking. You will find many local tour companies that make such opportunities possible. Be aware, however, that many of these companies only offer their outings seasonally. Summers are very hot here, and winters are surprisingly mild, due to the lower elevation of 4,400 ft. December and January are usually the coldest months, with their average daytime highs in the 40's, with temperatures dropping into the teens at night. The photo is of the LaSal Mountains, taken on a misty day from Arches National Park.
We first came to Moab in January 1999, but in 2005 when we were in Moab we discovered that the town is growing, expanding both north and south. There are now more hotels and campgrounds to choose from, as well as more businesses to cater to the needs of tourists. This photo shows you part of the area extending south of downtown. Note the beautiful setting that Moab lies in.
- Pros:A lot of possibilities for outdoor explorations.
- Cons:HOT-HOT-HOT in the summer!!!
- In a nutshell:If you love the outdoors, and don't require trees, you will love this area of UTAH.
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