â€¦Moab is the only city in the USA with two national parks, one state park, desert sand dunes and alpine forests all within a 35 mile radius. In fact you would be hard pressed to find another place in the world where you can go whitewater rafting one day and mountain bike on alpine trails the next. In the early spring, you can spend the morning hiking in shorts one day and the afternoon cross country skiing. â€¦Moab has more attractions within a 200 mile radius than any other place in the State of Utah. In addition to the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, there is: â€¢ Colorado River â€¢ Manti Lasal National Forest â€¢ Dead Horse Point State Park â€¢ Fisher Towers Recreation Area â€¢ Mesa Verde National Park â€¢ Hovenweep National Monument â€¢ Natural Bridges Natâ€™l Monument â€¢ Monument Valley â€¢ Edge of the Cedars State Park â€¢ Canyon Rims Recreation Area â€¢ Sego Canyon (rock art) â€¢ Capitol Reef National Park â€¢ Newspaper Rock (rock art) â€¢ Gooseneck State Park â€¢ Monument Valley â€¢ Lake Powell â€“ Bullfrog â€¢ Goblin Valley State Park â€¢ Valley of the Gods â€¦Moab is the county seat for Grand County and over 90% of the land is publically owned and managed by government entities, which translates into one very big public playground for almost any outdoor activity imaginable and at any difficulty level desired. Mountain biking, hiking, climbing, road biking, four-wheel driving, ATVing, canyoneering, rappelling, golfing, river rafting, kayaking, canoeing, etcâ€¦the list goes on and on. â€¦Moab offers both extreme activities that will have your heart pounding out of your chest with excitement, fear or both, to mellow activities that will soothe your soul with their tranquility. Whether it is skydiving for the adventurous or a balloon ride for the more cautious, White water or calm water rafting, Mountain or road biking, hiking or rappellingâ€¦you will find the right activity with the right intensity. â€¦Moab has over a hundred miles of paved bike/pedestrian pathways. The recent completion of the Moab Canyon pathway makes it possible to travel from Moab to the Arches National Park, Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. â€¦Moabâ€™s unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery, along with the cool waters of the Colorado River, and quaking pines of the Manti La Sal Mountains, has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. â€¦ Moab is a quaint little town with big city atmosphere when it comes to dining. With diverse cuisine that will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet restaurants.. In addition to fine dining, restaurants featuring a smorgasbord of cuisines, including authentic Thia, BBQ, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian. Toss in the fun of a Chuckwagon dinner or one of two breweries and there is something for everyone. ..Moab has over 2,000 accommodation rooms ranging from inexpensive hostels to river front resorts, including guest houses, condos, and quaint bed & breakfasts. â€¦Moab now offers daily flights to Las Vegas, Nevada and Page, Arizona, in addition to the flight to Denver, Colorado. These flights can be booked through www.greatlakes.com or by calling 1-(800) 554-5111. And finally, I betcha didnâ€™t knowâ€¦What a great time youâ€™ve been missing if you have never been to Moab, Utah!
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