Why Moab?

February 22, 2024 | Posted in: JHMG

Why Moab?

Welcome to the sandstone wonderland of Moab, Utah. Surrounded by two national parks in the heart of the American Southwest, Moab stands as a beacon for outdoor enthusiasts seeking unparalleled beauty and adrenaline-pumping experiences. But what is it that makes Moab a must-visit desert destination for those seeking endless types of adventure?

Moab’s allure lies in its otherworldly landscapes adorned with towering red rock formations, sweeping desert vistas, and an atmosphere that lights the spirit of exploration. People flock to Moab for a myriad of reasons, each captivated by its unique charm. Thrill-seekers come to challenge themselves on mountain biking trails, 4×4 roads in a Jeep,  and the variety of timeless rock climbing classics, while nature enthusiasts seek solace amidst the serene beauty of the desert sand, flora and fauna, and hikes through Canyonlands and beneath the rock formations in Arches National Park. From venturing across slickrock trails to navigating the meandering canyons, Moab offers something for everyone, beckoning adventurers to answer the call of the wild.

The Best Time to Visit

While Moab’s is a year-round destination, the best time to experience its wonders is during the spring and fall months when you can be comfortable in both the sun and the shade. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming desert flora, creating a picturesque backdrop for exploration. Fall, with its crisp air and vibrant foliage, casts a spell of enchantment upon the landscape. Summer, though hot, offers opportunities for early morning or evening adventures and climbing in the shade, while winter is perfect for those seeking solitude and chasing sunny features.

a women rock climbing in moab

Most Adventurous Activities in Moab

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is the quintessential Moab adventure! As an international climbing destination bringing in rock enthusiasts worldwide, Moab boasts an array of world-class climbing opportunities, from towering sandstone towers to splitter cracks, Moab’s rock offers endless possibilities for climbers of all skill levels.

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Tower Climbing

For those seeking a desert summit, Moab’s sandstone towers provide the ultimate test of courage and skill. From Castleton Tower to Ancient Art, these towering sentinels rise defiantly from the desert floor and call to climbers to ascend their lofty heights. Remote and rugged, this radical style of climbing is emblematic of the true authenticity of the Moab desert. 

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Bouldering & Canyoneering

Moab’s diverse landscape also offers opportunities for bouldering enthusiasts. With countless boulder fields scattered throughout the region, climbers can spend hours exploring the unique sandstone boulders that dot the desert landscape.

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A girl in a brown helmet rappels off a sandstone rock in Moab, Utah.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a way of life in Moab. Known for its diverse terrain and challenging trails, Moab offers rides of all skill levels from the iconic slickrock trails like the famous Slickrock Bike Trail to the breathtaking vistas and technical descents of the Porcupine Rim Trail. The dynamic terrain and striking desert scenery in Moab creates an unforgettable mountain biking experience, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking adrenaline-fueled adventures in the heart of the American Southwest.


As you navigate the mighty Colorado River’s rapids, framed by towering red rock cliffs and rugged desert terrain, every twist and turn offers a memorable experience. The journey showcases the geological wonders of the region, including iconic landmarks like Fisher Towers and Professor Valley. The whitewater rapids provide an adrenaline rush while the serene stretches of water offer moments of tranquility, allowing you to soak in the awe-inspiring scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a first-time adventurer, rafting the Colorado River in Moab promises unforgettable memories amidst nature’s grandeur.

What we personally love about Moab

Moab is one of our favorite places to climb not only for its diversity of rock climbing, but also for the peace and comfort we feel spending time in the Utah desert. A quick and scenic drive from Salt Lake City’s international airport (fly right into the heart of it all at the Moab airport), it’s a favorite place to escape the winter cold and feel rejuvenated. From its awe-inspiring vistas to its adrenaline-fueled rocking climbing, Moab invites adventurers to take off on a journey of exploration like no other location. So pack your gear, listen to the call of the desert, and let Moab be your playground. 

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