Spring Break Family Fun in Moab

This year, we spent spring break in Moab, UT.  Moab is an awesome family vacation destination!  There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country.  A week just isn’t long enough!  Unfortunately, we did have to narrow down the to-do list and will have to save some adventures for next visit!

Here are 5 highlights of our spring break in Moab:

  1. Arches National Park:  Arches is a no-brainer.  It is so close to Moab and very accessible. We enjoyed several hikes in the park, and of course, the scenic drive is a real treat!

    Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
    Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
  2. Islands in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park:  Islands in the Sky is another no-brainer if you are in Moab.  It only takes about 40 minutes to get there and the views are breathtaking… think Grand Canyon breathtaking!

    Islands in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park
    Islands in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park
  3. The Needles in Canyonlands National Park:  This section of Canyonlands National Park is more remote, and it takes about 2 hours to get there from Moab.  It is worth the drive! This was our first visit to this section of the park, and we enjoyed several short hikes in the Needles.

    The Needles in Canyonlands National Park
    The Needles in Canyonlands National Park
  4. Rock Climbing:  In an area known for its amazing rock formations, what better way to enjoy the scenery than getting up close and personal!  On our guided adventure with Moab Cliffs and Canyons, Sean and Trace on KSL Today, adventure specialists with NBC affiliate in Utah, joined us and filmed a news segment on family fun in Moab.  It was a real treat!

    The Needles in Canyonlands National Park
    Rock Climbing at the Ice Cream Parlor Near Moab
  5. Potash Scenic Byway:  Potash Scenic Byway follows the Colorado river from Moab.  This 34 mile stretch of highway was a great way for us to unwind after a day of strenuous hiking! It ends at a potash mine and there is a great picnic area by the river.

    Colorado River at Potash
    Colorado River at Potash

We had a blast in Moab! With only a week, we didn’t even scratch the surface of all there is to do in this outdoor playground.  I guess that just means we’ll have to go back!

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