"Red Rock, Slick Rock, Arches and Canyons" Top 5 Page for this destination Moab by XenoHumph

Moab Travel Guide: 423 reviews and 1,141 photos

This picture is so typical of the surroundings of Moab in Southeast Utah. First the red sandstone sculpted in mesa or flat plateau, generally graced with canyons, cliffs and weird formations (hoodoos or pinnacles and arches), here shown in Castle Valley. Other examples abound in nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Then a few rivers, here the Colorado (there is also the Green river in Canyonlands National Park) laced with the green of cottonwoods and tamarisk trees. Then alpine ecosystems as islands in the desert, here the Lasal Mountains in the background towards the East (often at the horizon near Moab you also have the Abajos mountains to the South and the Henry's to the West).

Location of Moab, Southeast Utah (the red star)

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Funded by Mormons
Uranium mines

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Ideal for desert hiking, mountain biking, river rafting and 4-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Cons:Too touristy
  • In a nutshell:I can't wait to be back, beautiful, amazing landscapes!!
  • Last visit to Moab: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    What a beautiful region! No wonder you keep going back there.

    • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
      Apr 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Thank you for visiting my Moab page! One of my favorite part of the world, the wilderness of Utah!

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:40 AM

    Yep...we managed to find the spots with less tourists. Even more beautiful there.

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2007 at 11:54 PM

    !! Great man !! thats a good starting point to Arizona canyons !! well done

  • Oct 16, 2006 at 5:11 PM

    This restaurant (Fiesta Mexicana in Moab) is a RIP-OFF!! I ordered a "margarita on the rocks with salt" and was charged $8.95. Apparently you have to specify a "regular" margarita, and if you don't, they will charge you for a "top shelf" drink.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2006 at 12:08 PM

    Excellent page - your photos are great and revived memories of my trip to Utah over 10 years ago :-)

  • martystagram's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2006 at 2:52 PM

    Great photos of Utah - I have some too :-) The Moab area is amazing, your tips really make me want to go back. Hope all is well in Houston, I'm enjoying the slight cool down at the moment! Bring on early October!!

  • DarkRay's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2005 at 10:37 AM

    Thanks for introducing me to Moab. Your main title picture is breathtakingly stunning! :-)

  • Rusket's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2005 at 3:49 PM

    Seems like a place to see, if one could get away from the crowds. According to your tips that should not be too difficult, since I am fully capable of walking or cycling an hour or two :-)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 12:43 PM

    Hi Anne, excellent page you have here on Moab (need to come once a week to make sure that it stays top 5 :-). And also you did a lot of off-track hikes - thanks for all the tips (also on the NO-restaurant !)

  • LauraWest's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2005 at 11:36 AM

    Try going to Southern Utah in the Winter. It shouldn't be crowded & the temperatures are easier than broiling hot sun! Great memory of Arches on days around New Years Eve!!


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