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Top 5 Under the Radar Attractions in Moab

When it’s time to relax, unwind, and explore some place new in style, a trip to Moab, Utah promises to please on just about every level possible! This endlessly scenic vacation destination calls to outdoor adventurers and those needing a scenic escape alike. While it’s a city with plenty of iconic stops to check off your must-see itinerary, the collection of lesser-known activities, stops, and attractions are just as well dedicating time to experiencing. The following are five under-the-radar Moab attractions you’ll be glad you took the time to visit the next time Moab is calling your name.

La Sal Mountain Loop

Part of a thrill of a trip to Moab for many travelers with a deep-seated passion for outdoor adventure is the chance to put their skills to the test on challenging trails. There is no shortage of options when it comes to adrenaline-pumping treks through Moab, but some of the unsung route heroes simply fall into the category because they’re more leisurely and gentle. If you’re in town and looking for an accommodating, yet endlessly scenic hiking adventure to enjoy, consider making time for the La Sal Mountain Loop. Approximately 5 miles round trip, this loop can be taken at your own pace and there are plenty of stops along the way that merit a photo or two. As a reward, you’ll enjoy an encounter with Morning Glory Arch before your return trip—so do feel free to linger longer than you originally planned.

Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage

With so much focus put on adventuring in the great outdoors by visitors to Moab with good reason, it can be easy to overlook this destination’s Hollywood-centric past! Fortunately, the curators at the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage have managed to capture it all for the masses and design a place where it can be enjoyed in abundance too. The Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is located at Milepost 14 off Utah-128 within the Red Cliffs Lodge. It’s open daily from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm and offers guests a chance to browse artifacts, photos, displays, and exhibits that highlight the best of actors, movies, and films that have used Moab as a backdrop for cinematic success. Among the many favorites showcased include City Slickers, Thelma, and Louise—not to mention over 100 recognizable commercials!

Looking Glass Arch

A trip to Moab hardly seems complete without time set aside to make the most of exploring and admiring a plethora of sandstone arches. While some of the big-name include Delicate Arch and Corona Arch, lesser-known icons like Looking Glass Arch are just as much worth a stop and a photograph too. Accessing Looking Glass Arch is easy if you follow the trail that goes by the same name. This half-mile loop is easy to hike and best enjoyed by adventurers between March and October. While some choose to climb the arch upon arrival, others can simply step back and absorb the beautiful view they’ve come to claim in good company.

Grandstaff Canyon Trail

Cut into Navajo sandstone and running adjacent to a lovely stream, Grandstaff Canyon Trail offers up an inspired trek to those willing to move away from some of the primary trails and try something new while they’re in town. Grandstaff Canyon Trail was named for American rancher and prospector William Grandstaff who frequented the area in the 1800s. Cottonwoods, sandstone cliffs, and willow trees are all defining features of this scenic trail. It takes about 2 miles to hike out for the best views, so set aside an afternoon and enjoy the adventure!

Mill Creek Falls Watering Hole

Mention Moab and towering sandstone arches likely spring to mind. That said, if you know what trails to take, you can find some lush watering holes that offering up options to swim your way through a scorching Utah afternoon! The Mill Creek Trail leads to Mill Creek Falls which is accompanied by a collection of shallow pools complete with currents and natural rock waterslides to enjoy too. Access to the trail can be found off of Powerhouse Lane and if you’re traveling with a canine companion, the trail is wonderfully dog friendly.

Book Your Moab Adventure Today

Enjoying a trip to beautiful Moab, Utah isn’t ever hard to do. Between the scenery, options for relaxation, and the plethora of fun activities too, there is no shortage of options when it comes to enjoying your time away from the daily grind. Knowing you’ve booked the best of rental accommodations in town only makes it that much better! Let the team at Empty Spaces Vacation Rental Management handle your rental details so you can arrive in Moab and only have to think about the fun that lies ahead. Reach out today to learn more about our many property options and to begin planning your next Utah-bound trip!

Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Casi W. Nov 25, 2022

This is a great rental. It was well stocked, clean and in great condition. The layout is great. We were a family of 4 so everyone got their own room and bathrooms had dual vanities. There is another bathroom with shower downstairs that we did not use. This could comfortably accommodate 3 couples; 4 if wouldn't mind using the bunk bed room. The kitchen was well stocked. We only cooked one evening but kitchen had everything we needed including common spices and some olive oil. Condo had shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap, dish soap and Keurig coffee pods. Condo is close to main part of town so we could have easily walked but Moab wasn't busy during our visit so we were able to easily find parking and drove most places. Cruiser bikes looked to be in good condition but we did not use them. The pool is closed for the winter but the hot tub worked and was well maintained. Garage at the condo was tall enough to accommodate our SUV with topper box and garage opener is included. Property management was by "Empty Spaces Vacation Rental Management." They were very professional and communication was excellent. That part of the experience exceeded a typical "host" for a VRBO. I wish they managed more properties in other locations (they manage some in Crested Butte, Havasu and Grand Mesa). I would absolutely stay at this condo again.
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Kimberly P. Nov 26, 2022

This property is located within waking distance to Main street downtown and is just a short drive to all things fun outdoors. It is very clean and has great amenities. Our kids loved the little play area! They felt they had their own special space away from us parents. This property really has all you need for a great vacation!
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Danielle A. Oct 14, 2022

This was our first stay in a VRBO and it was exactly what we were hoping it would be. Super quick response from management, very easy process all around. Would definitely stay here again.
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Mark H. Oct 15, 2022

We were a group of two families with 4 adults and 3 children (11, 11 and 13). The house is well decorated, very clean and provided comfortable furniture for both relaxing and sleeping. There is also ample parking for up to 4 vehicles (2 car garage + 2 driveway spots). We had two cars, a RZR and trailer all of which we were able to fit at the property. The back patio overlooks a park with several trees which in my opinion is one of the best patio views in the development. Communication with the rental management agency was very clear and made that part of the experience effortless. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this property.
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James H. Oct 15, 2022

Lots of amenities and very welcoming upon arrival. Excellent communications. Thanks!
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Jenna R. Sept 26, 2022

We’ve stayed in hotels and condos in Moab and this was our best location yet. The condo is great with enough room for friends and family to all be together and enjoy each other’s company, but with rooms and bathrooms that allow for some downtime. We chose this unit because it was right next to the pool and we had kids with us. Best choice ever. We could be cooking on the grill while the kids (older kids) could swim. The kitchen was very well stocked and there were loads of towels and even games to play. We would come back to this property again for sure.
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Jenny P. Aug 30, 2022

Amazing house! Pool, kids play ground and spa were amazing. House is extremely clean, organized and exactly as shown in pictures.
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Angel G. Aug 21, 2022

Great stay. Communication was great.
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Daisy L. Jul 24, 2022

Awesome stay for our annual family trip! At first glance, it looked small (like the yard and pool etc) but once we got going we found it to be more than enough for our family and we had quite the clan. The pool is great for families with kids because there is a large step/pad on one side where my two year old could walk around and still be in the pool with everyone else. The yard has a fun playground for toddlers, and a nice lounge area where we played games. The house was super clean and comfortable, and great for the family to hang out. Parking galore. Plenty of things we needed like towels and blankets, etc. Great hosts! The location is good too, not far from stores or attractions like the London bridge. Would absolutely stay again if we come back to Havasu!
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Wendy and Ron Sept 18, 2022

We absolutely loved this vacation rental! From the minute we walked in we knew it was the place for us. CLEAN and stocked with everything we could possibly need. We have extensive experience with vacation rentals, both managing and renting properties . This property exceeded our expectations and we will be back!
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