Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or nature photographer, Moab has it all. Located approximately 30 miles south of I-70, lies this quaint little town in eastern Utah. Two of it’s biggest attractions are Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. However, the scenery alone is breathtaking. Red desert sand and rocky canyon walls make every curve in the road have a unique appearance. I kept stopping along the roadside to take pictures while trying to find a campsite. Utah Scenic Byway 128 is simply beautiful as the road winds along the Colorado River. I highly recommend strolling, driving, or biking this route.
An adventure seeker’s paradise. The areas within and surrounding these nationals parks are full of recreational opportunities. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoneering, rafting, kayaking, camping, and off-roading are all possible here. Some people brought their own bikes and Jeeps while others rented dune buggies or ATVs. You can also take guided off-road tours. Almost every campsite had some form or recreational vehicle or mountain bike parked alongside their motor vehicle. It was inspiring seeing all of these active outdoorsy people as well. I recommend visiting the National Parks and State Park early in the morning, leaving the full afternoon for activities. The visitor center is very helpful and they have tons of info on what to do and where to stay. Moab truly is the perfect long weekend adrenaline filled adventure getaway, the options are limitless.