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!
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.
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 www.adventureinnmoab.com.
Clean rooms, good prices and the owners are keen climbers and outdoor
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.
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
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
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
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.
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.
Salt Lake City, Grand Junction, Durango and Moab. Shuttles operate between
the airports and Moab. Telephone Road Runner shuttle 435 259 9402.
is 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 3 hours from Durango, 1.5 hours from
Grand Junction and 6 hours from Denver.
Buses stop at Crescent Junction on I70, 30 miles from Moab and at Green
River, 50 miles from Moab.