Destinations – Moab Utah

Moab, Utah – CFI's Home

We love it here! Moab's population is 5500 with an elevation of 4025' above sea level. Our incredible landscape offers world class river rafting, hiking, outdoor adventures. Far from major cities, the Colorado River passes just north and west of Moab. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are a few miles from downtown. Recreation opportunities abound. Canyon hiking, pictograph sites, world class mountain bike and jeep trails, river rafting, and even dinosaur tracks are easily accessible in and around Moab.


Moab is a small town surrounded by hundreds of miles of beautiful canyon country. (Photo by Vicky Devine)


Area Travel Planning Websites

Go-Utah: State wide travel with links to each area
Moab-Utah: Moab Information Site
Discover Moab: Local Travel Council
Moab Utah: Local Chamber of Commerce
Canyonlands Region: Travel Resources
Arches National Park: US Government page
Canyonlands National Park: US Government page
San Juan County Visitor Information: SE Utah Tourism Info
Sheri Griffith Expeditions: River journeys in the American west.


Moab Times-Independent Newspaper
Moab Sun News
Moab Advertiser
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Cortez Journal

Parks and Campgrounds

Arches National Park Campground (435) 719-2299
Canyonlands National Park Campground (435) 259-4712 or 719-2313
Dead Horse Point State Park Campground (800) 322-3770
Colorado National Monument (Grand Junction, CO) (970) 858-3617
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Grand Junction, CO) (970) 641-2337
BLM Big Bend, Goose Island & other Campgrounds (435) 259-6111
Sandflats Recreation Area (Moab Slickrock Bike Trail) (435) 259-2444
Green River State Park Campground (435) 564-3633

Recommended Accommodations

Big Horn Lodge - Five miles from Arches National Park
Moab Retreat House - Minutes from Arches and Slickrock

Places to Hike and Visit

All the Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas listed above
Moab Area BLM (Bureau of Land Management non-fee) Recreation Sites; (435) 259-6111
Fisher Towers: 3 miles East of Professor Valley on Hwy. 128
Negro Bill Canyon & Morning Glory Natural Bridge: 5 miles east of Moab on Hwy. 128
National Park Service Southeast Utah Group:
Call for educational group fee waivers; (435) 719-2100
Arches National Park is 5 miles north of Moab
Canyonlands N. P. Island-in-the-Sky Unit is 35 miles north of Moab
Canyonlands N. P. Needles Unit is 50 miles south of Moab
Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments are about 1/2 day drive south of Moab


Museum of Moab: Moab (435) 259-7985
John Wesley Powell River History Museum: Green River, UT (435) 564-3427
Moab Giants 435-355-0288
Dinosaur Discovery Museum: Fruita, CO (970) 858-7282
Edge of the Cedars Park and Museum: Blanding, UT (435) 678-2238
Anasazi Heritage Center: Dolores, CO (970) 882-4811

Driving Distances

Denver-Moab - 6hrs/360m
Salt Lake-Moab - 4hrs/235m
Phoenix-Moab - 7.5hrs/463m
Grand Junction-Moab - 2hrs/113m

Travel Recommendations

Your best option may be driving from home by school bus, rented vans, or charter motor coach.

Fly to a City in our Region and Rent or Charter a Vehicle.
Chartered motor coaches or buses may be able to drop and pick-up participants at the Field Camps or river trip boat ramps.

Auto Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Moab Airport:

N HWY 191, MOAB, UT 84532   (435) 259-8505