Best of Moab
Museum of Moab: This fascinating regional museum captures the long history of the Moab area, from dinosaurs to Native American habitation to the mining boom, proving that there’s a lot more to Moab than just mountain biking.
Corona Arch and Bowtie Arch Trail: This hike doesn’t require a lot of exertion, but there’s plenty of payback! Three arches are visible from the short trail, including 140-foot-wide Corona Arch, larger than many in Arches National Park.
Fisher Towers: These thin rock columns reach nearly 1,000 feet into the desert air just south of Highway 128, northeast of Moab. Hiking trails loop through the unworldly landscape, ringing the mastlike formations and leading to overlooks of rugged Onion Creek Canyon.
Slickrock Bike Trail: The mountain bike trail that put Moab on the map requires advanced biking skills and a good level of fitness. Even if you don’t qualify on either count, take your bike for a spin along the 2.5-mile Slickrock Trail practice loop, which is a sampler of the challenges and thrills of the longer trail.
Air Tours: It’s hard to grasp the scale of Moab’s canyon country without getting up above it. Local aviators offer flightseeing trips over Canyonlands National Park and other destinations in southeastern Utah, providing the chance to see this amazing landscape from the viewpoint of an eagle.
© W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell from Moon Utah, 9th Edition