Eats, Treats and Sheets

Moab is packed with places to stay, great places to eat, cool places to hang out, amazing things to see and loads of ways to exhaust yourself. This page is our recommendation for all of the above and more. If you need any other information from us, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy Moab!

Culinary Delights

Your are probably going to want to fuel up before your adventure, and then at the end of the day, you are going to need to stock up again. Here are a few recommendations to keep you going through the day.

The Mondo Cafe - Located in the Eddie McStiff's Plaza. Great coffee to kick start your day, yummy snacks and internet access. A favorite hang for the climbers.
The Red Rock Bakery - Located on Main Street. In house bakery making delicious breads and mouth watering cakes. The sandwiches will fuel you with plenty of energy. Great smoothies and shakes. Internet access.
The Moab Diner - the classic American breakfast - good food, good value.
The Moab Brewery - a huge menu for lunch and dinner. There has to be something on this menu for you. Quench your thirst with their locally brewed beer.
The Desert Bistro - our favorite. Offering a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a flavorful dinner with friendly and attentive service. All of the dishes are handcrafted in house with sauces made to order. There is a complete wine list, full bar, fresh bread and homemade desserts will round out your dining experience. Located just north of town at the Old Ranch House.

Sweet Dreams

For a small town, Moab has a huge amount of hotels, motels, B&B's and camping options. Here are some recommendations and ideas.

The Adventure Inn - Located at the north end of town near Chili Pepper Bike Shop. Call 435 259 6122 or visit the website Clean rooms, good prices and the owners are keen climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Moab Valley Inn - all the usual amenities.
The Gonzo Inn - great decor.

Get Geared Up

The best place to go for all your outdoor needs, whether it be camping equipment, clothing, climbing gear, or anything else you might need, is Gearheads Outdoor Store. They have absolutely everything and also provide free filtered water. Located at 471 South Main Street in the Desert Plaza next to City Market. Tel: 435 259 GEAR.

Spinning Those Wheels

Moab is famous for it's mountain bike trails, the most unique being the Slick Rock Trail. This bike ride should definitely not be missed on your visit to Moab. There are plenty of bike rides to do round here ranging from long, hard and technical to some easier less taxing outings. Also becoming popular around Moab is road biking with the spectacular and scenic LaSal Loop road being an excellent road bike tour. The local bike shops will be able to give information on all the bike trails and you can rent bikes as well if you didn't have room in your luggage to bring yours with you. You can also book a guided mountain or road bike tour.

Chile Pepper Bike Shop - 550 1/2 North Main Street - 435 259 4688.
Poison Spider Bicycles and Nichols Expeditions - 497 N Main Street - 435 259 7882
Western Spirit Cycling - 478 Millcreek Drive - 435 259 8732

Escape Adventures offers multi-day mountain bike, hiking and multi-sport adventures in Moab, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Fruita, Colorado. Visit their web site to find out more.

Moab Cyclery offers day tours, bike rentals, repair service, gear and more.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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Find adventure and flow with the rhythm of the river. Join Canyon Voyages Adventure Co. on a journey down the Colorado or Green River and prepare to experience a wildness that will delight your senses.


Taking It All In

Moab and its environs is an incredibly beautiful place, and the best way to see it and get some great photos is on foot. Here are some recommendations. You will be able to find more detailed information on various hikes, and purchase maps at the Visitors Center located on the corner of Center Street and Main Street.

The Fisher Towers - located along the River Road 128. One of our guided towers trips is here, but if you are not joining us for that adventure, then explore this hike and marvel in the weird and wonderful shapes of the Fisher Towers.
Arches National Park - best way to see this place is to get out of your car and hike. The Fiery Furnace is really interesting, but can only be visited with a National Park ranger. Great evening photos at Delicate Arch.
Island in the Sky - many short hikes, day hikes and over night hikes. Great view points and vistas.
Deadhorse Point - great photo opportunities.
LaSal Mountains - many great high elevation trails.
The Needles District of Canyonlands NP - many short hikes, day hikes and over night hikes. The Joint Trail is a popular one.

What Should I Wear?

You can leave your stiletto shoes and dinner jackets behind, but maybe you are wondering whether you should bring a down jacket or a pair of shorts. Moab is a desert and experiences extreme temperature differences. The best and most popular times to visit Moab are the Spring and Fall. Summer is also busy. When visiting in the Spring and Fall, there can be big differences between the shade and sun, and daytime and nighttime temperatures, so bring a good range of clothing from shorts to warm clothing. The summer temperatures can soar over 100 degrees, but if you are climbing or canyoneering with Moab Desert Adventures, we know how to keep in the shade. Main requirement for the summer is cool clothing, sun hats, sun screen and plenty of water. We guide up in the La Sal Mountains at elevations of up to 9500 feet, so it is worth carrying some warmer clothing on those occasions. Having a rain jacket with you is always a good thing. For up-to-date weather information, visit the local Avalanche Forecast Center and click on Moab under the Weather link.

Getting There

Airports: Salt Lake City, Grand Junction, Durango and Moab. Shuttles operate between the airports and Moab. Telephone Road Runner shuttle 435 259 9402.

Driving time is 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 3 hours from Durango, 1.5 hours from Grand Junction and 6 hours from Denver.

Greyhound Buses stop at Crescent Junction on I70, 30 miles from Moab and at Green River, 50 miles from Moab.