Why Go RVing to Moab, Utah?
There is so much to see and do in and around Moab that it actually takes multiple trips to get it all in. That’s what I told a group of new RVers as we sat around the campfire dreaming of our next vacations. We all decided a visit to Moab was at the top of our list when they heard how great it truly is.
Moab is in Grand County on the eastern side of Utah. It is a popular tourist destination with two national parks, the Colorado River and the snow-capped La Sal Mountains just outside its door. It’s the perfect place to set up camp in one of the top 5 Moab RV parks you’ll learn about later.
Outdoor Activities Galore!
One cannot deny the beauty surrounding Moab. The red rock country of this part of the Colorado Plateau creates a haven for outdoor activities. Everything from hiking to off-road touring is offered in Moab. Regardless of the activity you choose, my advice is to get outside and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
While in Moab, I highly recommend visiting the national parks close by. Arches National Park is only 5 miles from town just off Hwy. 191, and Canyonlands National Park is a mere 32 miles away. Both parks have all the hiking you would want for a variety of skill levels. The landscape you’ll experience will be the show stopper so bring your camera to take ample photographs of sandstone arches and gorgeous sunsets.
The Colorado River treats visitors to everything from paddle boarding and kayaking to guided white-water rafting and fishing trips. Simply go to any of the rental outfitters in town to book one of their wide variety of packages. Or, take your own gear and enjoy a day on the water. You won’t regret hanging out in the river during Moab’s summer days.
Mountain biking and off-road vehicle trips are other ways to see the beauty that surrounds Moab. Moab boasts over 100 mountain bike trails of various difficulty levels. The Intrepid Trail System in Dead Horse Point State Park has 8 easy to moderate trails for mountain bikers, but pick up a map at the Moab Information Center for other trails around Moab. The Moab Information Center also has maps and trail guides for your off-road vehicle trip but heed the locals’ advice: Know your limits.
What If I’m Not An Outdoorsy Person?
If you are not into outdoor activities like the ones mentioned above, there’s plenty for you to do in Moab.
- Eat out at one of the many restaurants after browsing in the shops and galleries downtown.
- Take a drive on the scenic byways of the area.
- Attend a class or special cultural event at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center.
- Learn about dinosaurs at The Moab Museum or Moab Giants Dinosaur Park.
- Grab a Movie Locations Auto Tour brochure to find where movies like Thelma and Louise were filmed.
- Or, just relax while staying at your favorite RV park.
Top 5 RV Parks in Moab
Pack Creek Campground & RV Park
Average Rating: 4.57
Total Reviews: 7
Recent Review: “Older funky little campground long term combined with overnights. Cute little playground, spotless bathrooms and laundry room. THE SHOWERS ARE LIFE CHANGING! Hot water, great pressure…-ahhhh.” – DGM
Moab Valley RV Resort
Average Rating: 4.42
Total Reviews: 12
Recent Review: “We couldn’t believe the incredible views of red cliffs right behind us. I even got photos of rainbows from the campground. The location is close to everything. You can walk to the river park. We’re going on the Canyonlands Lights boat and dinner trip tonight. It’s just over the bridge from here. Also, Arches National Park was less than a mile.” – Tutulehr
Spanish Trail RV Park & Campground
Average Rating: 4.40
Total Reviews: 10
Recent Review: “Great site, amazing (new) pool and hot tub, great laundry facilities plus great cell phone connectivity across all carriers! Staff is also wonderful and helpful. Although located a little away from downtown, is only a 5 minute drive to get there.” – KubiTrek
Average Rating: 4.0
Total Reviews: 5
Recent Review: “Let me say first, that this RV park is a gem. The owners have created a great park and keep the place in great shape. The bathrooms will make you think you are staying at the Marriott.” – Marc
OK RV Park
Average Rating: 3.93
Total Reviews: 14
Recent Review: “Great location just outside of town. Still close enough to all parks and downtown Moab. Get your Passport America or Good Sams membership before booking for a much better daily rate. We missed out. Very nice staff. Clean laundry facilities.” – Ko