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.

Area Travel Planning Websites

Go-Utah: Statewide 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

Newspapers

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

 

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

Museums

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.