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Surrounded by two famous national forests, Moab is home to more than a thousand miles of trails and canyons, multiple rivers,  and countless unforgettable views. For both seasoned visitors and new visitors alike, it’s hard to know where to start! When considering a vacation in Moab, there are a few experiences that you don’t want to miss:

Biking in Moab

There are many noteworthy biking experiences in Moab with two of the most popular being the Slickrock Trails and The Whole Enchilada. Depending on the time of year, these trails may be a bit crowded, but they’re well worth it. A trip down the Whole Enchilada will bring you down 7,000 feet from the top of La Sal Hill to the Colorado River in 27 miles. The Amasa Back/Captain Ahab, Sovereign, or Navajo Rocks routes are fantastic, though the Magnificent 7 tops them all in the eyes of many. The 26-plus-mile ride showcases nearly everything makes riding in Moab so special, including ledge drops, slickrock, and of course, endless views.

For an endurance challenge, try White Rim Path, which circumnavigates Island in the Sky, a broad plateau over the Green and Colorado Rivers. You can make the 100-mile trip in a day if you’re really motivated or break it up into a multi-day adventure.

Avid bicyclists should plan to hit the La Sal Hill Loophole, a paved 60-plus-mile trip that twists around the nearby La Sal Range. You can enjoy the ride any time, or join the Grand Fondo Moab in early May to bike with other enthusiasts.

Climbing in Moab

A great place to begin your Moab climbing journey is at Ice Cream Parlor, an area 8 miles outside of town with several moderate routes, leading up to one of the area’s most significant sandstone towers. Alternatively, making the hour drive south to the splits of Indian Creek is also highly recommended. For intermediate climbers, the Quality III Kor-Ingells course on Castle Valley’s Castleton Tower is a long, difficult route topped by a football-field-size area with a 300′ rappel down that’s most exciting you’ll experience in the area. The American Alpine Institute has named it one of the 50 classic climbs up in North America.

Hiking in Moab

Prefer walking? Moab has no shortage of hiking opportunities for both novice and experienced hikers. Arches has a moderate three-mile walk to Delicate Arch while Canyonlands’ touts the beautiful Lathrop Canyon Path, a 22-mile round-trip. However, the very best hiking can’t be found in a park. About 40 miles north of the city is Fisher Towers. The modest 4.4-mile round-trip provides gorgeous views of the Colorado River and Castle Valley. It’s not overly crowded like many of the national parks, and unlike the parks, it’s pet friendly, so you do not need to leave your furry friend behind.

For a more adventurous getaway, consider a canyoneering trip. There are many slots available to explore, and though you could venture out on your own, it’s advisable to go with a guide. Flooding, falling rocks, and getting lost are common dangers for even experienced hikers, so it’s much safer to go guided.

Rafting in Moab

While most of Moab’s outdoor adventures happen on the red rock, there are many adventures to be had on the water, too, as many of the best river trips in the country begin in the Moab area. A well-known favorite is a four-day Colorado River trip via Cataract Canyon. You’ll wind 96 miles through Canyonlands National Park through Class II– IV rapids, before returning to Moab.

For a more leisurely experience, rent a stand-up paddleboard to explore by yourself, or book a guided trip, and wind around the Colorado.

Moab Vacation Rentals

When choosing your Moab Utah lodging, we would love for you to make your new favorite vacation memories in our luxurious Moab UT vacation rentals! Their amazing amenities and close proximity to all of Moab’s outdoor adventures make them ideal places to stay during your Moab vacation. Our pet-friendly Moab vacation rentals are great for small families or large groups, accommodating up to 51 guests. Empty Spaces VRM is proud to host a portfolio of vacation rentals in Moab that are designed to inspire travelers of all types and preferences. No matter what your property must-haves are, guests who book our rentals will enjoy the fact that each vacation home comes with:

  • Plenty of parking spaces so everyone has a place to park
  • Fresh linens, towels, and plush bedding from high-end retailers such as Restoration Hardware, West Elm, and Pottery Barn
  • State-of-the-art streaming TV and fast Wi-Fi internet throughout the home
  • Child-friendly features and activities, including a high chair, kid dinnerware, pack-n-play, games and toys, and more.
  • A convenient stock of standard household products including trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, shampoos, and detergents.
  • A fully-stocked gourmet kitchen with mixing bowls, pots and pans, mixer, blender, griddle, Keurig, and a standard coffee maker
  • A pantry with basic food staples, coffee filters, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, napkins, baggies, and more

Ready to book? Call or text a reservationist to save up to 25% off your Moab vacation!


Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Taylor S. 9/22/22

VRBO
We have stayed in several of these condos, and love how spacious they are. This place was clean, and even had snacks waiting for us. We like this spot because of it's location; it is a great place to experience the wonders of Moab. We will definitely return one day.
Entrada at Moab 421

Pamela S. 9/22/22

VRBO
This is a large, well kept home in the Entrada community in Moab. We were in Moab to scout out some locations in Arches National Park and Canyonlands for my daughter’s upcoming bridal portraits. We travel to this area frequently to hike and love the beautiful surroundings. This home is ideally located for access to Arches and Canyonlands. The main floor and bedrooms are large, as are the bathrooms. I really appreciated how clean the home was and the extra amenities provided-plenty of bath towels, beach towels, and laundry soap etc. were supplied. I always appreciate owners who provide these things as I can’t stand to make an extra trip to the store to buy things that should be provided with a home rental. The kitchen is well stocked as well. This would be a great home for any family gathering. Nice, large, kitchen table for meals, and, if you have kids they would love the easy pool access as the back of the home is directly by the pool area. Just a note-the bedrooms are upstairs, but very easy stair access and large stairwell area. One thing I did mention to the local property managers was to have black-out curtains put in the master bedroom as the pool lights were bright and they did shine through the blinds. That may have been done since our stay, but it would make it easier if you are a light sleeper. This is a wonderful property and we would definitely reserve it again when we return to Moab.
Entrada at Moab 429

Beth B. 9/23/22

VRBO
This beautiful townhome is 10 minutes from Arches and less than 30 from Canyonlands. It is modern and beautiful, and filled with every amenity needed and more! Comfortable beds and bedding, stocked kitchen, and the property manager was readily available and checked in to ensure our stay was perfect. Excellent hosts, lovely home, and perfect location. Could not ask for more!
Entrada at Moab 420

Kyla C. 9/23/22

VRBO
It was my daughters 21st birthday. There were 15 of us and the house was perfect!
Avalon Havasu

Julie D. 9/27/22

VRBO
Really enjoyed our stay. Kitchen was really well stocked, and we had lots of space to relax. Def would stay again if we look to head back to Moab. Thank you!
Entrada at Moab 611

Joe B. 9/27/22

VRBO
My friends and I loved this place! It’s clean, quiet, decorated well and nicely stocked. The property manager was there to help if we needed anything at all. I plan of staying here again in 2023, can’t wait!
Entrada at Moab 611

Martha C. 9/29/22

VRBO
I checked in on Thursday, September 15 for a nice family getaway the property was very nice and clean it had everything we needed very organized it felt like home! we were very satisfied with our stay and Look forward to our next stay.
Pima Paradise

Francine B. Sept 21, 2022

VRBO
We couldn’t be happier with our experience in Moab, and at the condo! My 7 year old son loved the private kid’s space, we took his Nintendo switch and plugged it in easily for play with his uncle and aunt. It was very comfortable in there, and all were able to spend quality time together. I started with the icing of our trip… I should back up to talk about how comfortable the beds and pillows were for everyone! Plenty of fluffy bath towels were available and the showers were already stocked with soaps and very clean - just like home! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for easy breakfast and dinner meals. We all loved the plates and bowls provided, that we inquired where we could find them for our own homes! We all loved the style of the condo. It was nicely decorated, yet not overdone and very livable with all the comforts. Having the double washer and dryer was so convenient, and we were so grateful for the variety of soaps provided, as well as hangers to hang our dark clothes that we didn’t want to dry in the dryer, AND they provided a floor fan! There really was nothing more that we could have asked for! We loved the location, you can’t go wrong staying here! Next time we will bring our mountain bikes, as well as the jeeps :) I’ll also add that we were very impressed with the recommendations for restaurants that were highlighted in the wall, where we could also check out when we were ready to leave. There is VERY good food in Moab - that was a super pleasant surprise. We are still talking about some of the restaurants from our trip in April 2022 for Easter Jeep Week. We had such a good time that we booked our next trip to stay at this location in April 2023! We can’t wait to visit again!
Entrada at Moab 590

Suchitra C. Sept 22, 2022

VRBO
Amazing property. Traveled as a family. Cute little room for the kids!
Entrada at Moab 417

Mahdi D. Sept 21, 2022

Airbnb
This home was hands down the best home I’ve ever stayed in! Beyond word for the hospitality, the home came fully stocked with anything you might need. The host were amazing and super quick to respond when I had question. Cannot wait to come back!
Shoshone
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