Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton or similar
Embark on the next leg of your journey along Utah's picturesque Byway 12, nestled between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef in south-central Utah. Follow the meandering road through unforgettable landscapes that span the remnants of ancient seabeds to one of the world's highest alpine forests, and from striking pink and russet stone turrets to expansive sagebrush flats.
Continue on your scenic drive to Moab, a destination that draws visitors from around the globe eager to marvel at the red rock landscape of Arches National Park and enjoy the refreshing waters of the Colorado River. Over the next couple of days, immerse yourself in the welcoming small-town charm of Moab, where the weather is perfect for a variety of events, festivals, and outdoor activities. Moab boasts a diverse range of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. Explore the Morning Glory Bridge Trail, leading you to a 243-foot-long natural bridge. As the night descends, consider participating in a nighttime ranger program, which may include the option of stargazing, adding a celestial touch to your experience.
Moab beckons cyclists of all levels with a diverse range of trails suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced riders, making it an ideal destination for a full day on the road. For those who prefer exploring by foot, Moab's surrounding area is teeming with amazing day-hike options, allowing you to intimately experience why Moab stands out as one of Utah's most unique destinations. Highlight trails include the Amphitheatre Loop, Corona Arch Trail, Fish Tower Trail, and Hidden Valley Trail, each offering a distinct and memorable perspective of this remarkable landscape.