Moab, Utah is a funky little town. My parents and I spent a long weekend there, exploring the eclectic local culture and the unique national and state parks that are nearby. If you're in Denver, I'd highly recommend making the drive (about 6 hours) across I-70 W to visit this spectacular region of Utah.
Each day, we visited a park in the morning. Thursday was Arches National Park, Friday was The Needles in Canyonlands in National Park, Saturday was Island in the Sky in Canyonlands in National Park, and Sunday was Dead Horse Point State Park. Each of the parks were so magnificent in different ways.
Flora and Fauna of the Canyonlands
After visiting the parks, we spent each afternoon exploring town or relaxing in the "tiny home" we rented for the trip. We loved staying in one of the Kokopelli Lodgings at 100 West. The unit was perfectly sized for us and located just a block off Main Street, making it super easy to explore downtown Moab.
There were a surprising amount of unique eateries in Moab. Anywhere near Main Street will be delicious but some of our favorites were:
- Moab Coffee Roasters
- Arches Thai
- Moab Garage Co. (they serve liquid nitrogen ice cream here!)
- Peace Tree Juice Cafe
- Moab Brewery
- Moab Diner
- The Broken Oar
- Wicked Brew Espresso Drive Through
Overall, this was a tremendous trip. I loved visiting two new state parks and exploring a new town with my parents. Moab - I'll be back!