Moab is the home of one of Utah’s most iconic scenes: Delicate Arch. Although you can see it on our license plate, it is much better in person! It is a must-see place and it is easily accessible from Salt Lake City. Even if you only have one day to spend there, you can still make a wonderful trip out of visiting Moab in a day.
If you go during the winter months, Arches National Park will be fairly quiet, making it easy to see a lot of sights in less time. The hike to Delicate Arch is fairly easy and about 3 miles round trip. The trail is very defined because of its popularity. Usually winter temperatures are fairly mild and one could easily hike this any time of the year.
Another famous arch to see is Landscape Arch. The hike is about 1.5 miles round trip, and easier than Delicate Arch. This arch is long and very thin in the center, making it look precarious from below. Very large chunks of the arch have fallen off over the years, leading people to think that the arch may collapse soon. It’s definitely a great one to check out.
There are also two canyoneering routes that you can check out: the Fiery Furnace and Lost Spring Canyon. Make sure that you follow all the guidelines and obtain the proper permits before going on your trip.
If you are into bicycling, all the paved roads are fair game for you to ride. This would be an excellent way to see some of the sites and the arches that are close to the road at a slower and more controlled pace.
Another perk of going to Moab in the winter is that hotel rates are significantly cheaper than the summer. When we went, we paid $39 for a night in a hotel.
Moab is a great place to go to if you are looking for a quick change of scenery and a fun experience!