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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

Michell O. 6/27/2022

Airbnb
This is the most clean Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in. The house is extremely stunning and cozy. It’s so we’ll cared for and clean that the sheets smelled like Softener. The amount of detail in that house has is something to really appreciate. The movie theater is wonderful alongside with the pool. Oh! And it’s fully stocked with everything you need . This house was one of the best. Looking forward to stay here again in the future. Everything was smooth and communication with the host was great 10/10

Catherine A. Jun 16, 2022

VRBO
Upon arrival we were thrilled with the cleanliness of this unit! I have never been in a rental cleaner than this! Not one stray hair or fuzzball could be found. This rental has anything and everything you need! The kitchen is fully equipped with any small appliance you would need, a multitude of cooking spices, oils and nonstick spray. Aluminum foil , sandwich bags, sharpies and batteries were even available! The beds, couch and furnishings were comfortable and felt great after our long days exploring the area. Even the 2 foldaway beds were a hit with a couple of our teenagers. In the garage we were happy to have available a bike repair stand and multiple bike tools, including a standing pump and wrenches. Also available in the garage was a giant Jenga set and a cornhole set that our teenagers had a ball with having nightly tournaments. It’s perfectly located in my opinion. It’s a quick bike ride or drive to town and to area attractions. We were primarily there for mountain biking, but also visited Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. We also took a rafting trip on the Colorado River. This was the best trip we’ve had in years and that is mostly due to this rental! We had no issues and no complaints! Great job hosts! You are truly making vacation dreams come true!

Sarah L. Jun 11, 2022

Airbnb
Stress free vacation! All the family was able to be together in one location. Normally we have a caravan of travel trailers where everyone goes and hides to get out of the heat. Being able to eat together, watch movies together and get on the razors and ride right to the trails made all the difference. My grandkids didn't want to leave, neither did my nieces. They loved the pool and bike ride to the yogurt shop. Perfect location, tons of parking for several trailers, excellent customer service and very clean. I would stay a hundred times more!

Lily A. Jun 7, 2022

Airbnb
We booked this house to come together for my daughters 8th birthday celebration at the lake, and wow were we impressed! Beautiful home, very modern minimalist style. All amenities provided! No need to bring toiletries they have the best products! The kitchen is fully stocked, you’ll have enough dishes for 20 plus! Exceptionally clean! The showers are like a spa, and they have soft water so, you come out with super soft skin. The backyard is an oasis, for all ages. The kids and adults can all enjoy at the same time! You will love this place. It’s close to the lake and the AC is always at the perfect temp! We will be booking this palace in the future for sure!!!!

Nathan M. May 6, 2022

Vrbo
This property was everything it was described as. Spacious, clean, great spaces for gathering. We stayed 3 nights here with 21 people and we had a blast. About a ten minute drive from the “downtown” area of lake Haveasu. I couldn’t be more pleased with the property. Overall it made our trip and we had a wonderful time. Would absolutely return!

Kimberly C. May 27, 2022

Airbnb
We all loved our visit to Moab. It was comforting to come back to this place after a day in the elements, feeling like we were luxuriating after working out hard. This place is well stocked. From the kitchen appliances, cookware and even condiments to the linens and bathroom soaps and lotions, we kept commenting that this was the best stocked vacation rental any of us had experienced. Having the garage to store our bikes and other gear made it easy to come and go. The team we texted with about questions or reports about problems were always responsive and accommodating. We recommend this place without question.

Carlos S. Apr 24, 2022

Airbnb
Beautiful, clean home with perfect location. Everything was 5 minutes away. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. Communication was incredibly prompt. The blender was broken and after letting the hosts know, they had it replaced within the hour without even being asked, which was super appreciated. We highly recommend!

James L Feb 9, 2022

VRBO
We had a blast! Totally exceeded expectations! This property is really a big “compound” with two houses. Super clean, comfortable and spacious. It has a luxury resort feel, which made for an incredibly relaxing weekend even with a really large group. There are so many places to sit and relax with the group or on your own. Coolest amenities we liked were: **The pool and hot tub - pool has a waterfall plus it was heated and big enough for our large group. Gorgeous place for a night time swim. **Movie & Game Room - loved the movie-size projection screen. Great for watching football while playing pool, air hockey, etc **The private electric gate - has a door opener and gate that lets you drive several cars right up to the doors in between the two houses plus 2 garage parking spots. Very convenient for unloading and for securely parking a boat trailer or RV. This house was immaculate and well taken care of. Definitely coming back next time we’re in Havasu. Highly recommended!

Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab
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