Moab, Utah is surrounded by beauty, the geological formations are breath taking! Because of its close proximity to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and because it’s often difficult to near impossible to find space available for camping in these national parks, especially on short notice, Moab is the next best option.
What is there to do in Moab?, you might ask. The answer, mountain bike or just biking, biking, biking! When you get tired of biking, jeep or ATV off road, off road, off road! Of course visiting the national parks is also on the list of things to do in Moab.
The surrounding area of Moab was first used as a Colorado River crossing from 1829 to the early 1850’s. The Latter-day Saint settlers attempted to establish a trading fort at the river crossing called the Elk Mountain Mission in April 1855 to trade with travelers attempting to cross the river. After repeated Native American attacks in which some lost their lives, the fort was abandoned in September 1855. A permanent settlement was established in 1878. Moab was incorporated as a town on December 20, 1902. (ref. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/Moab,_Utah)
From 1960’s through 1984, Moab was the site of a Uranium mind and the mind is currently in a ten year long government clean up program of the radioactive residue.
We stayed at the Moab Valley RV Resort & Campground, a five out of five star resort – a little pricey but nice park. Come along as we visit Moab, Utah…
Moab, Utah is definitely worthy of being on your list of places to visit. Even if it’s just to have a home base for seeing nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.