Until recently Moab, Utah was best known for being an extreme playground where bikers, hikers and climbers could rip, roar, shred, scale and defy death.

Moab is still one of the best destinations for adventure activities in the country, but it's also sprouting a more sophisticated side. From new scenic bike routes to wineries to locally sourced eats, this tiny town has a lot to offer.

Where To Stay

One particular Moab addition we love is Glamping! For those not into backcountry camping but interested in experiencing the desert at night, Moab Under Canvas offers luxurious tents that allow guests to unwind in without giving up National Geographic views of red rock, blue sky's and the amenities of home.

Where To Eat

Moab isn't known for fine-dining cuisine but does offer great options even foodies will enjoy. Indulge in spicy huevos rancheros on EklectiCafe's patio for breakfast or slurp a cold one at The Moab Brewery after a day in the heat.

The Rocket Bike Lager hits the spot after a day hiking in one of the many nearby National Parks.


Miles of slickrock and steep terrain put Moab on the mountain-biking map. A walk down Main Street reveals more bikes than cars and it seems like everyone has scabbed skin, bulging muscles in parts of the leg you didn't know existed or are sporting fantastic biker tan-lines.

If trails like Upchuck make you want to cry, try the beginner-friendly Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse Point State Park or reach out to the folks at Rim Tours. Their team is professional, friendly and a great part of any Moab vacation!

This guest post was written by Kris Getzie, Founder & Principal Consultant at Volo. She is a vacation rental expert and author of the recently published Vacation Rentals For Newbies.