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3 Days in Moab: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

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Moab is a small town that’s big on adventure. Outdoor enthusiasts will find an all-natural playground at their fingertips, with easy access to towering mountains, wide-open spaces, world-class trails and some of the best rafting in America. While this tiny town has enough adventure to fill a lifetime, three days is just enough to taste what makes this Wild West city a destination for daredevils. 

Day 1: See the Sights by Car
Ease into Moab with a drive along the iconic Scenic Byway 279. Take in the landscape that lines both sides of this two-lane road and stop off at some of the popular points to explore ancient rock art created by the area’s first inhabitants. Learn more about the traditions of the Paleo-Indians and Anasazi people along the well-marked and easy to navigate trails. Highlights include the Moon Flower Canyon, Dinosaur Tracks, Birthing Scene and Court House Wash—prime examples of local rock art that date back thousands of years. 

Day 2: Get “Reckless” at the Sand Flats Recreation Area
This 9,000-acre recreation area stationed on the Colorado Plateau is home to no-frills camping, incredible scenery and some of the state’s most pristine hiking trails. The protected area is easily accessible from Moab, making it the ideal day trip for adventurers looking to still feel miles away from civilization. Free-wheeling mountain bikers will love the Slickrock Bike Trail, with level 4 descents and technical terrain, and nearby Porcupine Rim Trail provides equally breathtaking scenery accessible on two feet. 

Day 3: Raft Cataract Canyon
Adrenaline junkies can find their fix on Cataract Canyon’s raging white waters. Several stretches of class five rapids push even the most expert rafters past their limits in what can only be described as one of Utah’s best white water scenes. Intrepid travelers can navigate passes with telling names like Little Niagra, Satan’s Gut and The Claw as they wind through scenic Canyonlands National Park. While rough waters make for a difficult ride, several slow-flow passes allow traveler to recover while taking in the incredible mountain scenery.

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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab, Moab, null
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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab

4.5 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

Visit Arches National Park on a 4-wheel drive (4WD) tour that features spectacular sandstone arches and access to areas that most visitors don't see. An expert ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.89
Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands National Park, Moab, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Explore Canyonlands National Park by 4-wheel drive (4WD) and go white-water rafting on a guided, full-day combo tour that ventures from the Island in the Sky ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.05
Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab, Moab, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Explore the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on a half-day 4-wheel drive (4WD) tour. Your experienced guide negotiates steep switchbacks ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.89
Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4, Moab, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the awe-inspiring landscape of Chesler Park, located in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This full-day tour by 4-wheel drive (4WD) ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.18
Fisher Towers Rafting Experience from Moab, Moab, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Fisher Towers Rafting Experience from Moab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

This full-day Moab rafting trip is fun for the entire family! The excursion includes your choice of raft or kayak, beautiful Utah scenery, convenience to town, ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Moab Canyoneering Adventure, Moab, White Water Rafting
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Moab Canyoneering Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Challenge yourself on a half-day or full-day introduction to canyoneering in the gorgeous red rock canyons of southern Utah. Suitable for physically fit and ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: Varies

From USD $102.70
Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab, Moab, Climbing
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Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Travel the Cataract Canyon section of the Colorado River by motorized raft with an expert guide who takes you through powerful white-water rapids and calm ...  Read more

Location: Moab, Utah
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $425.00

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