The parks and monuments of the southeastern Utah share some of the darkest skies remaining in the contiguous 48 United States. As few as one in ten Americans live in areas where they can see the estimated 2,500 stars that should be visible under normal conditions. During the spring and fall, Island in the Sky rangers team up with rangers from Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park to introduce visitors to the wonders of the night sky. A ranger program will be followed by stargazing and telescope viewing. The location will rotate among the three parks and the start time will vary with the time of sunset.
Enjoy a Landmark Location
Take a hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. With great weather and great photo opportunities, it is one of the most exciting activities a visitor to Moab can do in the spring!
Thelma and Louise Point
Take a breathtaking drive north of Moab along Highway 142 where you can enjoy breathtaking canyon views and petroglyphs. Be sure to stop at Thelma and Louise Point where you can experience where the iconic scene was filmed.
Ballooning Over Moab
View Moab from the skies in a private or group hot air balloon ride. You may catch a view of some wildlife as well.
Mountain Biking Excursions
Moab offers picturesque trail rides for all levels and all ages.
Water Fun in Moab
Head out to one of the area lakes for boating or fishing. The water will be pretty chilly in the Spring, so best to wait until it warms up to swim. Many lakes also have a campground, which is a great budget-friendly vacation option. A local favorite is Ken's Lake.
Camping in Moab
Moab offers many camping opportunities for fun, affordable vacation accommodations. You can choose from one of the area campgrounds with hookups and water access, or go rogue in one of the designated open-area camping spots.
Moab Giants Dinosaur Park
A great family-friendly option, Moab Giant's Dinosaur Park in an interactive museum with an aquarium, dinosaur playground, dinosaur trail, and more.
Visit a National Park
Moab is home to some amazing national parks, inviting guests to experience the wonder of nature through hiking, biking, canyoneering, and more. See canyons, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and more. Favorites include Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park.
Hiking in Moab
With trails and views that you can't find anywhere else, it’s a must do when you’re in Moab! There are trails available for all levels of experience.
Go Horseback Riding
See Moab's natural beauty on horseback! Ride one of the countless trails throughout the canyons or along the river. The desert landscape is incredible and horseback is a great way to experience it! Most tours are 1.5–3 hours.
Visiting the Petroglyphs
Ancient petroglyphs are just one type of artifact that have been found around Moab, Utah. They can be found in multiple places around the area carved into the beautiful stone and are thousands of years old!
Air Tours Over Moab
Seeing Moab from the air is a unique and totally different experience than seeing it from the ground. There are several air tours in Moab, so if you want to get your heart racing and see some amazing sights, choose an air tour!
Rock Climbing in Moab
Moab rock climbing should be at the top of any experienced rock climber’s list! The giant red rocks and canyons are like a giant playground for climbers. And if you’re inexperienced, guides are available to take you out on your adventures.
Zip Lining in Moab
For a high-flying activity that’s family-friendly, check out Moab ziplining! Ziplining is a thrilling experience, and much of the fun is climbing the elevation needed to get to the top of the zipline course. Most Moab zipline tours are half day and will take you up via an ATV or UTV.