Moab is an ideal place to base your stay if you want to explore some of Utah’s most stunning landscapes. This area is a vast outdoor playground for hikers, mountain bikers, paddlers and climbers, while the town itself has become increasingly popular as of late for foodies and wine enthusiasts, with wineries nestled among fiery red sandstone canyons, as well as restaurants serving dishes based on locally-sourced foods. Nearby is Arches National Park, a unique destination home to more than 2,000 sandstone arches as well as giant pinnacles, massive fins and large balanced rocks that teeter on pedestals. Many of the arches frame the sky with their peek-a-boo windows across the colorful landscape of fiery red, brilliant orange and an array of pinks, purples, browns and even shades of aquamarine.
Canyonlands National Park is also just a short drive from Moab and offers hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, four-wheeling, kayaking and rafting, with the chance to enjoy them while taking in the practically endless colorful landscape with its canyons, buttes and mesas lined along the Colorado and Green Rivers.