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While some of the outdoor experiences near Moab are best suited for adults, families with children will also find plenty to see and do. Here are the best things to do with kids in Moab:
1. Rafting on the river. The Colorado River is one of the most storied in the U.S and its renowned for its rafting adventures. Most river outfitters in Moab offer river excursions suitable for adults and children.
2. Become a Junior Ranger. Stop by the Visitors’ Center at Arches or Canyonlands national parks for a Junior Ranger booklet filled with fun activities to help kids learn about the parks. Kids who complete five or more exercises earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. “Explorer Packs” that include binoculars, a naturalist guide and an activity guide can also be borrowed from either park. Just be sure to return it at Arches or Canyonlands before heading home.
3. Visit dinosaur tracks. The Copper Ridge sauropod dinosaur track way located about 23 miles north of Moab features the fossil tracks of a brontosaurus (now known as an apatosaurus) as well as those of carnivorous dinosaurs of varying sizes.
4. Go back in time. The Museum of Moab in the heart of downtown offers information and insight into the town’s pioneer and mining history, early inhabitants of the region and the geology of the region. A special display highlights the dinosaurs that once roamed the lands near Moab.
5. Ride a bike. Moab offers bike trails that offer fun and a little bit of challenge too for cyclists of every age and experiences level. Despite the name, Intrepid Trail and Bar M Loop are perfect for kids and even parents pulling baby trailers.