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Gateway Guide - Moab

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From Grand Junction...
The time needed to go to Moab from Grand Junction is approximately two hours. To get to Moab, take Interstate 70 east from Grand Junction until you come to Highway 191. Go south on 191. Moab is about 30 miles away. When you get to Moab, Moab Cyclery will be about two miles down the road on the left-hand side.

Thrifty (970.243.7556) offers one-way rentals to Moab with a $75 drop fee. You can also make reservations for the return trip.

From Salt Lake City…
You can also fly into Salt Lake City and drive to Moab. This drive will take about 4 1/2 hours. To get to Moab from SLC, take Interstate 15 south to Highway 6. Hwy. 6 will take you to Green River and will turn into Interstate 70. Take the 70 east to Highway 191. Go south on the 191. Moab is about 30 miles away. When you get to Moab, Moab Cyclery will be about two miles down the road on the left-hand side.

In addition, Salmon Air provides daily service to Moab's Canyonlands Airport from Salt Lake City. Call them for information and reservations at (800) 448-3413 or visit their website: www.salmonair.com.

Car Rentals: National 800-227-7368; Avis 800-331-1212; Alamo 800-327-9633; Hertz 800-654-3131.

Shuttles: The Road Runner Shuttle company based in Moab offers shuttles to Moab from Grand Junction and Salt Lake City. See their website for more details.

Escape Adventures' tours leaving from Moab meet at Moab Cyclery.

Local Accommodations

Visit www.discovermoab.com/ for a complete list of places to stay.

Leaving your car in Moab
Most of our meeting spots are at hotels that allow guests to leave their vehicle there while on tour. Alternatively, you may be able to leave your car at Moab Cyclery.

Other sights in the area
Moab has tons to offer. And you should plan on staying a few days before or after your trip. From spas to rock climbing, we recommend sampling everything Moab has to offer.

Visit the Weather Channel website for a seasonal chart.

The climate in the Canyonlands region is as varied as its landscape. Check out: http://www.discovermoab.com/climate.htm
** Due to elevation and location, the weather in and around Moab is very difficult to predict. Please check your specific itinerary for more details. **

Suggested Reading Material

  • Utah's National Parks: Hiking, Camping, and Vacationing in Utah's Canyon Country : Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, by Ron Adkison
  • Roadside Geology of Utah, by Halka Chronic
  • Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Park: A Hiking and Backcountry Driving Guide, by William A. Schneider
  • Roadside History of Utah, by Cynthia Larsen Bennett
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, by Edward Abby
  • Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, by Mike Reinser

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About Escape

Specializing in western North America, Escape Adventures is a leader in first-class eco-friendly cycling and multi-sport adventure. In 2006, we became the world's first carbon neutral outfitter, bringing sustainable adventure to all the places we visit, from Alaska to Belize and beyond. By simply joining a tour with us, outdoor enthusiasts are now helping to preserve the beautiful backcountry areas they enjoy.

Contact Us

To reserve your trip - 800.596.2953, info@escapeadventures.com

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