National and State Parks near Moab Utah >>>

Moab Utah is the perfect base camp for a staggering list of National Parks, National Forests, National Monuments and State Parks. Hopefully, you'll be spending some time here and can visit some of the nearby parks which are truly "must see" places to visit in your lifetime. For more information please visit each link below to view more information about each park on another page.

Arches National Park
Not to be missed! Located at the entrance to the town of Moab. See famous sandstone arches, soaring cliffs and towers and gorgeous scenery. Great hiking for all ability levels.

Canyonlands National Park
An immense park with giant sandstone towers, deep canyons, ancient artifacts and endless views.

Dead Horse Point State Park
There are no dead equines at this park, just spectacular views. Located near the town of Moab about 18 miles off hwy 191 you get incredible views of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below.


Hovenweep National Monument
A remote and haunting place. Not a lot of folks visit this place but it's one of my favorites. Mysterious sandstone towers built by Native Americans over a thousand years ago. If you want solitude, mystery and don't mind getting off the beaten path then come discover this place.


Manti La Sal National Forest
These are the big mountains that shadow the town of Moab and are distinct contrast to the desert landscape. The La Sals reach 12,000 feet in elevation and are the second tallest mountain range in Utah besides the Uintas. Hiking, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, atv'ing, mountain biking and mountaineering are all enjoyed in this outdoor wonderland.


Natural Bridges National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument is not in Moab but close enough for a day trip especially if you are visiting Anasazi ruins in the 4 Corners area south of Moab.

Newspaper Rock State Historic Park
A different "Newspaper" than what you're used to. Images and scenes pecked into a canvas of stone over thousands of years.