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  • Writer's pictureElaine Sison

Top 10 things to do in Moab, Utah

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

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10. Take a photo of the Moab mural

Because showing yourself at Utah's national parks isn't proof enough.

Greetings from Moab mural
Greetings from Moab mural.

9. Stargazing

You can get the best views of a starry night in Moab. Just be sure to drive as far as possible from light pollution. Great places to see stargazing are Arches National Park or Canyonlands.

8. Hole n’ The Rock

A fun and exciting memorial site off US Highway 191 where you can take a tour of how Albert and Gladys Christensen made this rock into their home. You can still find the taxidermized horse made by the original owner inside their home. Photography and videography are not allowed inside, but here's a video of what it looks like on the outside.

Hole n' The Rock in Utah

7. Pizza at Antica Forma

The restaurant hostess convinced me to try the pistachio pesto-flavored pizza. And the results? I promise it tastes better than it looks and I would get it again. They have plenty of flavors and options to choose from that won't disappoint.

Pistachio pesto-flavored pizza from Antica Forma in Moab Utah.
Pistachio pesto-flavored pizza. Picture from Yelp.

6. Shop Moab’s Main Street

Main Street has plenty of antique and souvenir shops to browse.

Welcome to the city of Moab sign.

5. Mountain biking

In need of an adrenaline rush? Mountain biking could be your calling. Mountain biking at Dead Horse Point State Park has a 10-mile ride where visitors can traverse the terrain and get an overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park.

4. Chicken sandwiches and donuts at DoughBird

I recommend DoughBird's tasty fried chicken sandos and mouth-watering doughnuts. They offer a limited quantity of each flavored doughnut so you may want to go early.

Chicken sandwiches and donuts at DoughBird in Moab, Utah.
Chicken sandwichess with a unsweetened donut bread bun. Picture from Debbie B. on Yelp.

3. Canyonlands National Park

Only 40 minutes from Moab, Canyonlands is the largest national park in Utah. There are plenty of off-road excursions and beautiful backdrops to explore.

Sunset at Canyonlands National Park
Sunset at Canyonlands National Park

One of my favorite experiences in Moab was going off-roading on a UTV (utility terrain vehicle) with a guided tour through Hell’s Revenge. This tour is perfect for those who like the adventure adrenaline rush of traversing steep terrain and being immersed in the backcountry scenery You have the option to go on your own but keep in mind there is no signal if you need help and you risk potential damage to your vehicle.

4x4 UTV off-roading tour at Hell's Revenge Trail.
4x4 UTV off-roading tour at Hell's Revenge Trail. The best experience!

1. Arches National Park

With over 2,000 arches, many people flock to Arches National Park to see the natural formations of these arches. This is the most visited attraction of Moab. Learn more with my first-timers guide to Arches National Park.

Double Arch at Arches National Park
Double Arch at Arches National Park

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Elaine is a California Bay Area native who now lives in San Diego, CA as a remote marketing project manager by day and a travel content creator.

Elaine created PureTrips for adventurers who are looking for travel guides and hiking tips to create memorable experiences.

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