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Best of Moab

Best of Moab

The Best of Moab Moab’s variety of attractions and activities draws visitors from around the globe. Indeed, the area lays claim to unequalled outdoor recreation in and around national and state parks. Here we have compiled a best of list of restaurants, town hikes, shopping opportunities and family activities in the Moab area. We hope this will help make your Moab vacation as FUN as possible.

Best Stores in Moab

Tom Till Gallery

Spectacular Fine Art Prints of landscapes, nature, history, and travel subjects worldwide.

Location: 61 North Main Street 

Lema’s Kokopelli Gallery

Utah’s largest selection of Native American and southwestern art. 

Location: 70 N Main, Moab

Desert Threads

Fabulous yarns and natural fibers for knitters, spinners, weavers, and Friendly atmosphere, and helpful staff. 

Location: 90 East Center St. Square

Lin Ottinger’s Rock Shop

All sorts of rocks and fossils for sale. 

Location: 600 North Main   

Best Family Outings in Moab

Matheson Wetland Preserve: Great bird and wildlife watching

The Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve is an oasis in the desert. This lush preserve is a stark contrast to the surrounding redrock cliffs and arid desert. To this oasis flock over 200 species of birds, amphibians, including the northern leopard frog, and aquatic mammals such as the beaver, muskrat and elusive river otter.

Directions: Travel south on State Highway 191 (Main Street) Turn west onto Kane Creek Boulevard, located between McDonalds and Burger King. Travel 3/4 of mile to the Y in the road. Bear leftand travel 1/2 mile to the preserve entrance.

Moonflower Canyon (Easy Hike)

Short and easy hike of about a mile long with a spring water fall at the end.

2 miles west of Moab on Kane Creek Road.

Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center

The primary components of this 24,000 sq ft facility include: indoor 6-lane competition pool with 1m and 3m diving boards, plus shallow-water area and slide; outdoor lap pool with adjoining current channel; large outdoor leisure pool with zero-entry depth and play structure with slide.

181 W 400 N
Moab UT, 84532

The Rotary Park

The Mill Creek Park way starts at Rotary Park, a shady, quiet glen equipped with grills, picnic tables and shelters, as well as a children’s playground complete with giant xylophones locally known as “free notes”

680 Millcreek Dr
Moab, UT 84532

Best Hikes Around Moab

Moonflower Canyon:

Short and easy hike of about a mile long with a spring water fall at the end.  

Difficulty: Easy 

Mill Creek Walkway:

Great shaded path that stretches from one end of town to the other.  

Difficulty: Easy 

Grandstaff Canyon:

One of Moab’s most popular hikes flows a spring fed stream and heads in a natural bridge. This trail is about 3 miles round trip and starts along beautiful Hwy 128. 

Difficulty: Moderate 

Hidden Valley Trail:

Offers great views of the Moab valley.  

Difficulty: Hard 

Best Restaurants

Desert Bistro


The Trailhead

Pasta Jays

Best Places to Stay

Red Cliffs Lodge

Gonzo Inn

Best Western Canyonlands

Sunflower Hill Inn