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Are you planning a vacation in Moab? How exciting! While you’re here, you will get to see the wondrous Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Arches National Parks. Activities in this area aboud. You can climb, hike, bike, Jeep, ATV, raft, skydive, 4X4 and so much more.
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 natural arches. You may drive through the park and see balanced rocks, the window section, natural arches, petrified sand dunes, rock art and 100’s of unique formations. You may want to stay anywhere from several hours to several days. Please click on the link above for more information on hiking trails and drive times for Arches National Park located near Moab Utah.
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park is located in the high plateau country of southwestern Colorado. The Park is located in the southwest corner of Colorado, about 10 miles east of Cortez, Colorado and around a 2 hour drive from Moab, Utah. Plan on a good full day to visit the park and then return back to Moab. The park entrance is midway between Cortez and Mancos, just off of US Highway 160. It is a 21 mile drive from the park entrance to park headquarters and the Chapin Mesa archeological sites. Morefield Campground is 4 miles from the entrance, and Far View Visitor Center is 15 miles from the park entrance. Please click on the link above for more information on drive times, view points and hiking trails.
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park is divided into three sections. The Island in the Sky District is located 10 miles North of Moab, Utah on Highway 313; the Needle District is 40 miles south of Moab on Highway 211. Both of these roads are paved but the road leading to the third district which is the Maze District is dirt and 4WD roads that could become impassable at times. Canyonlands is vast and rugged and like Arches National Park you could plan to stay a few hours or a few days. Please click on the link above for more information on drive times, view points and hiking trails.
Dead Horse Point State Park
Access to Dead Horse Point is nine miles north of Moab on US 191. (Turn west on SR 313, then go 22 miles.) The visitor center, museum, campground compliment the spectacular overlook. Visitors from all over the world are struck by the incredible view from this point. The visitor center is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily however the park itself is open 24 hours a day.
Goblin Valley State Park
Access to Goblin Valley State Park from Moab would take you North of Moab on US 191 to I-70 West past Green River, Utah and to US 24. Goblin Valley State Park has been the site of many full length motion pictures including well known City Slickers II starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance.
Goosenecks State Park
Goosenecks State Park is four miles off Utah Highway 261 near Mexican Hat, you can look into a 1,000-foot-deep chasm carved through to the San Juan River below. The access road is paved into the Park which encompasses 10 acres. Facilities include primitive camping and rest rooms.