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Sheer canyon walls, burn orange slick rock that seems to run off into infinity, expansive stone arches, and pristine rivers and creeks are just a few of the many natural splendors hikers will experience on Moab area trails.
Hikers come to Moab for an opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful scenery found anywhere on earth. From burnt orange slickrock, to sheer canyon walls, expansive stone arches, and pristine rivers and creeks; Moab has something for everyone.
Hikers in Moab have an almost unlimited number of options when it comes to trails. These are a few of the more popular area hikes.
Most Moab trails are accessible year round though snow is possible in the winter and extreme heat is probable in the summer. During the winter, dressing in layers is advisable as you will be able to adjust your clothing as your temperature changes. During the summer, make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and wear light, moisture wicking clothing. Always remember to pack water, and carry the 10 Essentials: a map, compress, sunglasses and sunscreen, extra food and water, extra clothes, headlamp, first aid kit, fire starter, matches, and a knife.
When hiking in Moab, always be sure to follow leave no trace principles. Pack-out what you pack-in, camp at least 200 feet from water sources and trails, and deposit solid human waste in holes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, also at least 200 feet from water sources and trails.