5 days in Moab & Canyonlands National Park Itinerary

5 days in Moab & Canyonlands National Park Itinerary

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1
Moab
— 1 night
2
Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by The T Shirt Shop, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab attractions planning tool.

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daytime highs in Moab are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Pothole Point Trail, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally take some stellar pictures from Green River Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, thentake a memorable drive along White Rim Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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