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Visitors travel to Moab to enjoy a wide range of outdoor adventures. Hit the outdoors and try one of these experiences:
1. Mountain biking. Since the 1980s, mountain bikers have flocked to the area to test their skills on the challenging terrain of the Slickrock Trail, the Porcupine Rim trail and the nearby La Sal Mountains. In recent years, local trail groups have worked with government officials to develop a system of non-motorized trails that will eventually connect Moab directly to many popular biking areas.
2. Off-road driving. Off-road driving is also a popular activity for Moab visitors. The annual Easter Jeep Safari draws thousands of off-road enthusiasts for the event’s week of guided trail runs on more than 30 backcountry routes in the region. With trails ranging from minimal to extreme difficulty, the event gives drivers of all skill levels a chance to see the backcountry.
3. Whitewater rafting. Moab is home to a number of river companies that offer trips on the Colorado and Green rivers. Book a half- or full-day trip, or take a multi-day river adventure for a longer stay in the wild.
4. Backcountry vehicle tours. Several outfitters offer guided Hummer or Jeep tours that cross through a wide variety of terrain. Some outfitters also provide overnight or multi-day camping and vehicle combination tours.
5. Hiking. Lace up your boots and hit Moab’s scenic backcountry on foot. The Arches and Canyonlands national parks feature many scenic hikes that take you past awe-inspiring sandstone formations. It’s even better at sunrise or sunset; just be sure to pack your camera.