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With its colossal sandstone structures and scenic state and national parks, it is no wonder that Moab, Utah, is one of the most sought-out destinations in the American Southwest. The breathtaking landscape of red rocks and forests, along with the Colorado River's cool waters, arrest the senses with their rugged beauty.
On this audio tour, you'll find out why Moab is considered the adventure capitol of the world. From slick-rock mountain biking, to ATV exploring, or white water rafting on the Colorado river, a Moab trip is jam-packed with fun and adrenaline.
Let this TravelStorys KOA Moab tour guide you on your adventure. Starting at the KOA Moab, we'll accompany you along US Highway 191 through the town of Moab. From there, you will continue on to the entrance of Arches National Park. After Arches, the tour will guide you along UT 313 into Canyonlands National Park and to Dead Horse Point State Park.
Moab is home to two of Utah's mighty five national parks. Explore Arches National Park and its iconic Delicate Arch, as well Canyonlands National Park with its sweeping vistas and red rock formations. Visit the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands and you will immediately understand why it's called that. As you look down from the main road, you'll see red dirt roads 1,000 feet below you. If you want to attempt to travel those, make sure you have 4-wheel drive!
Around every corner, there's something new to explore. Whether you are interested in homesteading history, stunning geology, or desert wildlife, this audio tour will supplement your travels. We'll tell you about the ancient native people who roamed these lands centuries ago, as well as the dinosaurs that called this place home well before humans arrived.
This tour is sponsored by Kampgrounds of America, whose nearly 500 destinations around North America offer every kind of camping, from simple roadside campsites to premium accommodations and full-service resorts. Founded on the basic concept of the American road trip, KOA supports efforts to improve outdoor education and enjoyment.
In 1984, KOA launched a charity called KOA Care Camps, which raises funds for nonprofit programs that give children with cancer the chance to experience fun summer camps under medical supervision. This audio tour includes an option to donate to KOA Care Camps.
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Moab, Utah, offers countless ways to enjoy the surrounding red rock landscape. After all, 87% of the land you see around you in Grand County is public land. You can enjoy it via car, foot, ATV, mountain bike, raft, horse, balloon…the list goes on! In the realm of adventure sports, Moab is best known for its mountain biking. Moab offers a vast variety of trails for mountain bikers of all experience levels. Beginners can enjoy paved bike paths and dirt roads over the mesas and through canyons. Seasoned bikers can find their ultimate challenge on single-track and slick rock trails. Moab is well known for the world-famous and highly technical "Slickrock Bike Trail". This challenging 9.6-mile trail is considered by many to be the ultimate mountain biking experience. "The Whole Enchilada" is another popular route that takes you through every type of riding experience and scenery. The handful of bike shops in town offer shuttle services and can point you in the right direction, given your experience level and interests. Moab's National Parks and State Park offers excellent family hikes suitable for tots as well as teens. Guided hikes, interpretive programs, and the Junior Ranger Program add extra fun for kids. Check out the National Park's website for information about hikes that range from the five-minute interpretive trails to multi-day treks through labyrinths of sandstone canyons. Step back in time with a horse or mule ride through the spectacular landscapes around Moab. You can meander along the Colorado River and feel like John Wayne in Rio Grande (filmed here!) If you want to get off-the-beaten-path while staying in your car, there are miles of old mining roads and 4-wheel drive trails. You can use your own vehicle, rent a 4x4 or take a tour with a permitted guide to explore the scenic and often challenging trails. Remember, off-road travel is prohibited, so stay on designated motorized routes. You can get detailed four-wheel-drive maps, trail guides and speak to the knowledgeable staff at the Moab Information Center (MIC), on the corner of Main and Center Streets. To wash off some of that famous Moab red dirt, head to the Colorado River northwest of town. You can take a quick swim or stick around to enjoy some stand-up paddle boarding or rafting. Moab Adventure Center offers two to four-day rafting trips on the Colorado River. For a one-day adventure, head to Paddle Moab to get an introduction to stand-up paddle boarding or rent your own to take out on the river. It is no wonder Moab earns the nickname "The Adventure Capital of the West." The options of adventure sports in Moab are ever-expanding. Whether you are exploring by car, horse, foot, or boat, we ask you to always recreate responsibly. The beautiful landscapes around Moab have taken millions of years to form. Please respect and preserve them so future generations can enjoy them as much as you!