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Delicate Arch

Location
Arches National Park
Description
A 1.5 mile trail (500 foot elevation gain) leads to the base of Delicate Arch. The La Sal Mountains are visible through the opening in the arch.

Balanced Rock

Location
Arches National Park
Description
A short trail leads visitors to the base of Balanced Rock. The landform's total height is 128 feet, with the huge balanced rock rising 55 feet above its base.

Double Arch

Location
Arches National Park
Description
Located in the Windows Section of Arches National Park, Double Arch was used as a backdrop for portions of the 1988 movie "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Numerous other movies have been filmed in Arches National Park, including Thelma and Louise in 1991.

Fiery Furnace

Location
Arches National Park
Description
Rangers lead popular walks into this maze of sandstone fins, called the Fiery Furnace, twice each day from April through October. Named for the blaze of color that occurs near sunset, these cool passageways provide an exciting adventure suitable for the entire family! In the background, the snow capped peaks of the La Sal Mountains attain heights of nearly 13,000 feet.

Courthouse Towers

Location
Arches National Park
Description
Courthouse Towers in Arches National Park. These behemoth monoliths are situated on one end of the Park Avenue trail and sport names like the Three Gossips, Sheep Rock, Tower of Babel and The Organ.

Landscape Arch

Location
Arches National Park
Description
The longest natural rock span in the world, this arch's opening is 306 feet wide - 6 feet longer than a football field. A nine story building would easily fit beneath this thin span. In 1991, a massive slab of rock fell from its underside, resulting in an even thinner ribbon of rock.

Turret Arch

Location
Arches National Park
Description
Turret Arch in the Windows Section of Arches National Park.

The Spectacles

Location
Arches National Park
Description
The Spectacles in the Windows Section of Arches National Park.

Wolf Cabin Petroglyphs

Location
Arches National Park
Description
Petroglyph panel near historic Wolfe Ranch in Arches National Park. As the ancestral Puebloan and Fremont peoples were leaving the area, nomadic Shoshonean peoples such as the Ute and Paiute entered the area and were here as the first Europeans arrived in 1776. The petroglyph panel near Wolfe Ranch is believed to have some Ute images since it shows people on horseback, and horses were adopted by the Utes only after they were introduced by the Spanish.

Mesa Arch

Location
Canyonlands National Park
Description
Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. A .5 mile trail leads to a spectacular view of Mesa Arch. The arch provides a natural frame for the La Sal Mountains and Washer Woman Arch. Other notably short routes to enjoy in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands are Whale Rock and Aztec Butte. At Grand View Point Overlook, a 1 mile spur affords a nice amble as well. The Island in the Sky is the most accessible disctrict of Canyonlands National Park.

Washer Woman Arch

Location
Canyonlands National Park
Description
Washerwoman Arch in Canyonlands National Park.

Green River Overlook

Location
Canyonlands National Park
Description
The Green River meanders through the center of this view from the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.

Cross Country Skiers

Location
Canyonlands National Park
Description
Cross Country Skiing in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.

4 Wheeling

Location
Moab, Utah
Description
4 Wheeling enthusiasts enjoy the Hell's Revenge Trail during Moab's Annual Easter Jeep Safari.

Fisher Towers

Location
Scenic Byway 128 near Moab, Utah
Description
Cliffrose blooming near the Fisher Towers, a short drive from Moab, Utah. A cluster of dark red spires, the Towers rise from the 2,000 foot south wall of Professor Valley. Titan is the tallest of the towers, at 900 feet. Rock climbers often find challenge in this vertical geology. Fisher Towers National Recreation Area has a moderate 4.4 mile trail and small campground suitable only to tent camping.

Colorado River Raft

Location
Colorado River near Moab, Utah
Description
The Colorado River offers many exciting choices for rafters. The "Daily" section is a 13 mile day trip with six Class 2-3 rapids. Westwater Canyon, northeast of Moab, is a popular choice for a one or two day whitewater adventure. On this 17 mile stretch the river flows through a deep inner gorge of Precambrian black rock, backed by 1,000 foot high canyon walls. This section of river, nicknamed the "Little Grand" of the Colorado River, boasts 11 whitewater rapids up to Class 4. Deep in Canyonlands National Park, Cataract Canyon is the most famous Utah stretch of the Colorado. Trips can take as little as one or up to seven days to travel the 112 miles from Moab to Hite Marina on Lake Powell. There are 26 rapids, up to Class 4.

Dead Horse Point

Location
Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah
Description
Dead Horse Point is one of Utah's most spectacular state parks. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, the park provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands' sculptured pinnacles and buttes. From the point, a "layer cake" of geologic time may be viewed, revealing 300 million years of the earth's geologic history. While standing on the canyon rim, 8,000 feet of geologic strata is visible looking from the peaks of the 12.000 foot high La Sal Mountains to the river below. Intrepid Trails opened in 2009 for Moab's only single track, non-motorized, mountain bike trail.

Fisher Towers

Location
Scenic Byway 128 near Moab, Utah
Description
Visible for miles, this rock formation is reached via a 3 mile graded dirt road that begins on Colorado River Scenic Byway 128, twenty one miles northeast of its junction with US 191. A cluster of dark red spires, the Towers rise from the 2,000 foot south wall of Professor Valley. Titan is the tallest of the towers, at 900 feet. A 2.2 mile hiking trail winds its way along the base of the towers and then climbs to a viewpoint overlooking the Onion Creek drainage.

Colorado River Kayaking

Location
Colorado River near Moab, Utah
Description
Floating upon the Colorado River provides a unique perspective on southern Utah's red rock canyons. Numerous outfitters in Moab rent kayaks, rafts, and canoes. Select a guided trip for the family to include a toddler on a 4 hour calm water jetboat tour or 40 pound children and grandparents will have fun on the Professor Valley section with 8 smaller rapids in 12 miles. Whitewater enthusiasts should seek action in Westwater or Cataract Canyon. Westwater is near the Colorado-Utah border and Cataract empites onto Lake Powell. Cataract Canyon has 28 Grand Canyon style whitewater rapids.

La Sal Mountains

Location
La Sal Mountains near Moab, Utah
Description
The second highest range in Utah, these alpine mountains offer excellent opportunities for hiking, camping, cycling and mountain climbing and are a perfect place to escape the summer heat. Capped with snow much of the year, they also serve as nature's backdrop for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Fishing is available in small mountain lakes throughout the forest. Bicycles, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles may be used on designated roads. Dozens of miles of cross-country trails and 'hut to hut' ski systems provide winter fun.

Moab, Utah

Location
Moab, Utah
Description
Located on the banks of the Colorado River, nestled in a fertile green valley between soaring red sandstone cliffs, the city of Moab is the perfect place for those that like to enjoy the charm and hospitality of a small resort town.

Moab, Utah

Location
Moab, Utah
Description
Moab's vibrant downtown district contains an outstanding combination of knowledgeable local guides and outfitters, diverse cuisine, Information Center, book shops, Dan O'Laurie Museum, street kiosks displaying local event calendar, gift shops, and restraurants and pubs for a drink and conversation or live music.

Moab Golf Course

Location
Moab, Utah
Description
The Moab Golf Course is one of the most visually appealing in the state with its contrast of smooth, bright greens set amid rough, eroded red cliffs and boulders. The public course has 18 holes and a par of 72. It is open seven days a week, year-round.

Moab Golf Course

Location
Moab, Utah
Description
The Moab Golf Course is one of the most visually appealing in the state with its contrast of smooth, bright greens set amid rough, eroded red cliffs and boulders. The public course has 18 holes and a par of 72. It is open seven days a week, year-round.

Parriott Mesa

Location
Scenic Byway 128 near Moab, Utah
Description
Mules Ears bloom near Parriott Mesa along Scenic Byway 128 near Moab.

Warner Lake

Location
Warner Lake, near Moab, Utah
Description
Trout fishing is available in many small mountain lakes throughout the La Sal Mountain, such as Warner Lake.

Note: Photo credit for all photos should read, "Moab Area Travel Council".
Use of these photos for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.