Find the answer to your question in our list of frequently asked questions below. If we have left something out, please contact us.
Using this Website:
How do I use this website?
Vacation Planning has come of age and has gone paperless. Our sites are designed to connect, you (the visitor) with lodging, attractions, activities and more. These sites are designed to take the stress out of your vacation planning. Various ideas and plans are just a click away. Just continue to read below for tips on how to navigate our sites.
- Start by determining when you want to go and/or what activity/events you want to see.
- If the season or the activity is more important to you, then choose either the season tab (winter or spring) or the activity/event tab to begin your research.
- Check out the lodging options. Click on the name of a property that interests you and you will be directed to their website for a complete description including rooms, rates, amenities and much more.
Feel free to click on the LIVE CHAT link to speak with a travel consultant at any time for live help and suggestions while planning your trip. If you still would like to browse through brochures and pamphlets, contact one of the local chambers (phone numbers below).
Moab Chamber of Commerce (435) 259-7814
Moab Information Center (435) 259-8825
Moab City Offices (435) 259-5121
Arches National Park (435) 719-2299
Canyonlands National Park (435) 719-2313
Dead Horse Point State Park (800) 322-3770
Manti-La Sal National Forest (435) 259-7155
Sand Flats Recreation Area (435) 259-2100
Road Conditions – Utah Department of Transportation 800-492-2400
Where is Moab, Utah?
Moab can be found in eastern Utah near Arches National Park south of Interstate 70.
What are the closest cities?
Moab, Utah is 233 miles southeast of Salt Lake City and 354 miles west of Denver, Colorado, about 30 miles South of Interstate 70 at the intersection of U.S. Route 191 and State Route 128.
Where are the closest airports?
Direct flights to the Moab Canyonlands Field Airport are available daily. Flight service is provided by Great Lakes Aviation.
Other airport options include:
Fly to Salt Lake City (SLC) & Rent a Car (4-hour drive)
Fly to Salt Lake City (SCL) & Take a Shuttle (4-hour drive)
Fly to Denver (DEN) & Rent a Car (5-hour drive)
Fly to Grand Junction (GJT) & Rent a Car (1.5-hour drive)
Fly to Grand Junction (GJT) & Take a Shuttle (1.5-hour drive)
What is the average temperature?
As would be expected the hottest months of the year in Moab, Utah are the summer months. Temperatures in June, July and August can reach 100 degrees F during the day. In the winter, the temperatures can dip as low as 20 degrees F.
Facts & Tidbits:
What is the population of Moab, Utah?
The estimated population of Moab is 4,825.
What is the elevation of Moab, Utah?
Moab is located just south of the Colorado River, at an elevation of 4,025 feet on the Colorado Plateau.
What makes Moab, Utah so special?
Moab, Utah’s unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest for lovers of the outdoors.
- Sunset Magazine's March 2009 issue listed Moab as one of the 20 best small towns in the west.
- Prior to the construction of the railroad in 1883, Moab was a strategic place to cross the Colorado River.
- The Moab area has been the location of many early western movies who took advantage of the rough, red rock terrain.
Activities & Attractions:
What should I know about visiting Arches National Park?
- Contact: (435) 719-2100
- Entrance Fees:
Individuals (bikes, motorcycles, on-foot): $5 (Good for 7 Days)
Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days)
Local Passport: $25 (Good for one year for entrance to Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges)
- Seasons: The park is open year-round
- Camping: Devils Garden Campground ($20/night) - Camping Reservations
What are the most popular summer and winter activities?
- Summer and Winter
Guides and Tours
Hiking and Backpacking
Boating and Rafting
Horse Pack Trips
Fun for Kids
What are some of the best events in Moab, Utah?
Annual Canyonlands Half Marathon
Skinny Tire Festival
Moab April Action Car Show
Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah
Desert Rocks Music Festival
Moab Arts Festival
Moab Century Tour
Moab Music Festival
Skydive Moab Festival
24 Hours of Moab
Annual Other Half Race
Moab Folk Festival
Moab Art Walk
Moab Christmas Celebration