” A desert wears a veil of mystery. Motionless and silent, it evokes in us an elusive hint of unknown. Unknowable. About to be revealed. Since the desert does not act, it seems to we waiting.”
~ Edward Abbey
Ahhh, Moab Utah. How could you ever forget your first time roadtriping to such an incredible place!!? The landscapes literally take your breath away as the giant red rock formations sweep across the canyon. Moab’s rugged mountain terrain, desert mesas, and vast plains are out of this world! It was hard to keep my camera inside the truck window and we hadn’t even gotten to the good stuff yet! Did I mention it was dumping rain the first time I experienced this magic!? Didnt matter! It was still epic and I couldn’t of been more excited for a new journey through this desert paradise.
Where do I even begin? Do I mountain bike? Hike? Off-road? Kayak? Rock Climb? Ahhh, there is so much to do here! It is heaven on earth for an outdoor enthusiast! Our first trip to this spectacular place began on the RimRocker Trail. This 160 mile, 4 wheel drive dirt trail spans from Montrose, Colorado to Moab, Utah. The trail guides you through aspen groves, alpine forests, winding rivers, and red rock canyons. We found ourselves camping next to beautiful desert vistas with a campsite full of cactuses and bright sunset views. If you have never camped in the desert, you are in for a treat! The nights are cool, the stars are bright, and the moon reflects off the landscapes around you. Its peaceful and calming. The trail continues along the Dolores River, across winding switchbacks, and displays views of the Navajo Sandstones and La Sal Mountains. The most recent trip to Moab was on the Kokopelli Trail. My husband ventured down this dirt trail with 6 other trucks. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to join in on the fun, but he made this awesome video of his travels for all of you to enjoy! Go take a look!
Moab’s wide array of off-roading and backcountry trails will keep you challenged for days. Looking to get some red dirt on those hiking boots? Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are found here and will leave you with jaw dropping photographs to show all of your friends! If you are looking to stay away from the crowds and fees, there are endless trails that are family friendly or some that are a bit more challenging for the avid hiker. Moab is considered one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world. Extreme, technical trails down slick rock or scenic rides up to 11,000 feet mountain views….this place offers a little something for everyone, at any skill level.
Sooooo….go take on Hells Revenge, hike up to the Delicate Arch, rip down Hurrah Pass on your bike, or raft down Westwater Canyon. Whatever you decide to do…be badass at it! Happy adventuring!!
ELEVATE YOUR HAPPINESS!