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A Traveler's Guide to Moah, Utah


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Duration: 8 Days
Expenditure $ 500

Amidst the red landscape and the arches of the milky way galaxy is the trailing town of Moab in Utah. Its famous annual events draw upon crowds of thousands every year yet the magnificence of the Canyons and its surrounding red desert is enough to enthrall thousands of tourists every year. From the Delicate Arches bending under the arcs of the starry sky, to the thrills of the Annual Bike trails and Marathons across the high rising landscape, from the amusing cafes and its even more relishing flavoursome and querky cuisine to its unique yet engaging annual fairs and festivals... the town of Moab is little only in size for its larger than life buzz can be felt in the deserted countryside as well.

The Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State park offers so much to marvel at for the eyes of every tourist who has stayed in this town. Yet, the thrill can be felt only when you go hiking, rafting or mountain biking amongst these very creeks and arches of landscape around the town. 

It makes for a weekend getaway or a long drawn trip for any traveller! With so much to offer, Moab is a true desert solitaire in southwest of North America. 

Whatever you did in Moab today, you deserve a burger and fries and, why not, a milkshake from Milt's. You'll know the place on the way to the Slickrock trailhead by the parking lot full of fun-mobiles and the patio full of people.
Photos of Milt's Stop & Eat, East Mill Creek Drive, Moab, UT 1/1 by Betsy
Even if you are camping while in Moab, you must come to the Love Muffin for one breakfast or lunch. The line out the door is merely a testament to the excellence of the food and beauty of the coffee. I stuck a Vesuvio in my pack for an epic day on the Mag 7 trails and my electrolyte balance was restored by the salty goodness of the turkey and salami and the sweet honey mustard. Camp coffee is good, but lattes from the 'Muff are better.
Photos of Love Muffin Cafe, North Main Street, Moab, UT, United States 1/1 by Betsy
If you want to be close to town but still experience semi-primitive camping, this is the spot. Sand Flats Road winds for 9 miles and boasts over 100 sites, yet none are too close to the next. If you've got a big party, grab an entire "letter" (campsites grouped by letter), or if you're solo, grab a walk-up site. Bring water and firewood and plenty of stakes for your tent--it can be windy. Each area has a long-drop toilet, and let me tell you, the loo definitely has a view.
Photos of Sand Flats Recreation Area, Sand Flats Road, Moab, UT 1/1 by Betsy
This shop is hopping with locals and tourists alike. All hands always on deck to help you decide which two wheels are best for you, pump up your tires, or patch a flat. If you've got your own gear but need help route-finding, you can bet that the guys at Poison Spider have ridden it.
Photos of Poison Spider Bicycles, North Main Street, Moab, UT 1/1 by Betsy
Following your team matters, even when you're outside playing in the desert. Woody's is the perfect mix of dive and sport's bar, and you're guaranteed to find your team on one of the many big screens. At night, catch live tunes, like SLC's Marinade, who like get the crowd shakin. Free popcorn, cheap beer, and a sign-in sheet at the door. Utah.
Photos of Woody's Tavern, South Main Street, Moab, UT 1/1 by Betsy
Sometimes you just wanna go downhill. Sometimes the top is too far away to get to in a day. That's when you call the guys at Coyote Shuttle. Use them to ride the Whole Enchilada, one of the most iconic mountain bike rides in the West. They'll take you up into the Aspen-laced LaSals and pick you up at the desert floor.
Photos of Coyote Shuttle, West 300 South, Moab, UT 1/1 by Betsy
Just steps away from Mill Creek Pathway, is the Creekside at Moab. It's located near the Moab diner and a view from its rooms dawn upon the red landscape of the Canyons. With all amenities and luxurious stay, the Creekside at Moab is well connected to everything happening in the town, and you can never miss the Canyonlands Half Marathon and Extreme Adventure Trails if you stay here.
Photos of Creekside at Moab, East 200 South, Moab, UT 1/1 by Betsy

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