Moab Adventure Center

One Stop for Adventure

Website: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com

Established in 2004, the Moab Adventure Center (MAC) serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs and packages including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jetboat tours, horseback riding, stand up paddleboard tours, scenic flightseeing and hot air balloon rides. In addition to both scheduled small group and private custom adventures, the Moab Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals.

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Why Moab?

Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah, is unlike any other place in the world. Its postcard-perfect desert is adorned with giant sandstone formations, canyon mazes, rock spires, hoodoos and fins plus thousands of natural arches. The Colorado River flows past its northern border and several national and state parks are accessible from Moab.  Between the red rock wonders of Arches National Park, the incredible sandstone landscapes of Canyonlands National Park, and the cool forests of the La Sal Mountains, Moab offers endless opportunity for sight-seeing and exploration.

The town, with a resident population of just 5,000 swells to two to three times that in the popular spring to fall recreation season. Through the experts at MAC visitors can find great accommodation choices with dozens of hotels in Moab, condos, campgrounds and RV parks throughout Moab’s southwestern-style Main Street area.

Area Attractions

  • Arches National Park

Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. In some areas, faulting has exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extraordinary features of the park, including balanced rocks, fins and pinnacles, are highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures.

  • Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. the park sits in a vast basin bordered by sheer cliffs of Wingate Sandstone.

  • Dead Horse Point State Park

Located about 25 miles from Moab, Dead Horse Point is a popular destination for a day-trip. The central feature of the park is the spectacular vista that opens up as you stand on the edge of a 2,000 cliff overlooking Canyonlands National Park.

  • Manti-La Sal National Forest and Mountains

Along the eastern Utah border near Moab, the La Sal Mountains rise 12,721 feet above sea level. This part of the Forest provides climatic relief to the desert of the Colorado River Plateau. Narrow forest roads lead travelers to the high mountain passes, and into narrow canyons like Dark Canyon where the crystalline rock structure of the peaks is exposed for all to see or into Mill Creek where Oowah Lake sparkles as a small jewel amid spruce trees.

What to Do in Moab

Bordering town, the mighty Colorado skirts Arches National Park and cuts through the heart of Canyonlands National Park. Nearby, the historic and beautiful Green River carves its serpentine path through canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. Trips range from mild-to-wild one-day and half-day excursions to multi-day rafting vacations. The Moab Adventure Center has information, continuous big-screen videos and special pricing. Advance reservations are suggested. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting

Moab’s celebrated “canyonlands” is a postcard-perfect desert adorned with immense sandstone formations. Here, amazing red-rock terrain has eroded into canyon mazes, arches, spires and buttes. A 4x4 vehicle is perhaps the best way for people of all ages to experience the rugged beauty of this vast back country, and the vehicle which offers the most safety, comfort and exceptional climbing ability is unquestionably the Hummer®. Two and four-hour Hummer® Safaris, as well as sunset excursions, can be reserved at the Moab Adventure Center.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/4x4

Stand-Up Paddleboarding is fast becoming one of the most popular recreational sports in the country. Now you can experience the Colorado River like never before. Paddle, relax and enjoy the ride on one of the most scenic rivers around. Transportation, board rental, instruction, guide, snacks and water are included. Approximate time on the river is 2 to 2.5 hours (time may vary based on water levels). Morning and Sunset Departures!  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/moab-stand-up-paddle-board-tours/

Moab’s must-do hike is the maze-like Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park. The hike twists and turns among contorted orange-tan fins, towers, spires and arches. Moab Adventure Center guides/naturalists lead two-hour hikes in this trackless area, pointing out hidden attractions such as Surprise and Twin Arches. Although the walk/hike is moderately strenuous in places, it can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good physical condition. A brief tour of the Park is provided along with the hike. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/hiking.php

Moab's legendary landscape inspires those of the vertical persuasion to climb and conquer, or drop a rope and descend into the hidden waterways that slice into the desert floor. You don't need any experience with climbing or canyoneering to enjoy these adventures with us. We provide all the equipment and instruction you need to enjoy a step out of the horizontal world. Find yourself literally attached to this iconic red rock landscape!  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/

Many cyclists first heard about Moab when word spread about the Moab Slickrock Trail which loops through an expanse of rippled, undulating sandstone resembling a frozen, orange ocean. Although the Slickrock may be the nation’s most famous fat-tire route, there are dozens of other rock-and-mountain roads and trails. Rides range from a few hours to three or four days. Even novice riders can sign up for relatively level, easy terrain. The Moab Adventure Center has several guided trips and information. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking

The sheer magnificence of the several state and national parks and monuments surrounding Moab can best be appreciated from the airborne perspective of an eagle. In just an hour or two of flight-seeing, you can experience all of Canyonlands National Park, including the sculptured, red-rock canyons of the Colorado and Green rivers. Comfortable and reliable Cessna aircraft provide window seating for each passenger. A detailed flight map and stereo headsets facilitate interpretation.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/flights

For those that have done it, they say it is like nothing else. The ride is smooth and tranquil in a balloon as you fly with the wind, rather than through it like fixed wing planes. With no fixed route or determined flight path, each balloon ride is a true adventure. Add to these sensations the thrill of an undulating desert floor rising and falling below you in dramatic sheer cliffs, spires, and gaping canyon country as far as the early morning light extends.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hot-air-balloon-rides-moab-utah/

Venture into the Wild West with gentle cowboy-trained quarter horses. Guided by a professional wrangler, you'll explore the trails made famous by John Wayne himself. New tack and equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. So saddle-up and take a trek into the horizon of Moab. One of the best horseback rides can be found through Castle Creek Canyon with views of towering cliffs and famous Castle Rock.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/horseback

Visitors who “like to have it their way” can now call the shots on what they see and do in the area. The center’s custom tour program now puts all of this region’s ways and means of touring at the disposal of guests who prefer private travel over pre-set itineraries and group travel. Plans can be made in advance of arrival or on the spot. See: http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/private-tours/

Nothing creates bonds and deepens friendships like outdoor family vacations. Discovering nature combined with exciting adventure will provide both fun and learning for the whole family. Those of us at the Moab Adventure Center who are parents and grandparents understand the importance of creating memorable active vacations for children and adults who want to share the most unforgettable, fun-filled adventure possible. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/family.php

Lined with Native American Art Galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoor clothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah provides some excellent shopping opportunities all within walking distance of the Moab Adventure Center. If you're getting ready for a trip to Moab, or just returning, you can get great deals on outdoor gear and Moab souvenirs online. If you're in town, make sure to drop by and see us at 225 South Main Street. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/shopping.php

With its unparalleled colors and varied terrain and landscapes, Moab Utah draws professional and amateur photographers from around the world. If you plan on taking photos in the Moab area, see our photography tips. If you would like to purchase fine art prints from professional photographers, you can do so online.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/areainfo/photogallery.php

Getting to Moab

Getting to Moab is easy. Daily flights are available directly into the Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY). Car rental service is available at the Moab Airport through Enterprise Rent a Car. You can rent a jeep and have it waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. Shuttle service is also available from the airport if you do not wish to have a car. If you don't choose to fly directly to Moab, you can fly into Salt Lake City, Denver, Grand Junction or Las Vegas and drive to Moab. However you choose to get to Moab, there are plenty of services to make your trip easy and affordable.

Office Location and Reservations

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Contact Information

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Moab Adventure Center Suggests Three Active Itineraries as Perfect Ways to Explore the Region’s Red Rock Wonders

MOAB, UT, Jan. 25, 2017– The red rock playground better known as Moab, UT, has scaled the heights to become one of the country’s most sought-after destinations for active vacations.

When first-time visitors to the region choose to experience all that Moab has to offer, more bang for the buck comes with advance planning and using local guides who know the territory best, suggests Jamie Pearce, Manager of the award-winning Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

Pearce and her staff highly recommend choosing one of their three time-driven, guide-assisted adventure packages to fully enjoy this small town surrounded by two national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, and the mystique of the Colorado River.

Moab Signature Multisport Package is a short escape offering the most popular Moab adventures over two days: a Colorado River rafting trip, a two-hour Hummer Safari into the adjacent backcountry plus an exploration of Arches National Park on a professionally guided hike. The rate is $212 for adults and $154 for ages 5-15. Moab lodging (on your own) is available at a variety of motels, campgrounds and lodges.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/hummer-raft-hike.php. This package can be upgraded to include a full-day rafting trip with lunch and a special sunset Hummer safari for just $35 more per person. Offered Mar. 15 through Oct. 21.

Southwest Sampler spans four days and three nights. Guests spend two nights at Moab’s quirky and stylish Gonzo Inn near shopping and restaurants, just a short walk from the Moab Adventure Center while hiking and touring Arches National Park capped by an off-road sunset Hummer Safari.  Two days of rafting the Colorado River follow, including one night of star gazing while camping riverside. The rate (including all-inclusive camping) is $625 for adults and $525 for ages 5-15. Offered May-September. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/southwest.php

Westwater Multi-Sport Moab Package engages guests over four days and three nights as they raft legendary Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River that National Geographic named“The West’s Best Short Whitewater Trip.” On this Utah rafting and multi-sport adventure guests experience different thrills every day with all the comforts of home each night. Included is Moab’s breathtaking backcountry on an exhilarating Hummer Safari; an optional horseback ride in Utah’s famous Castle Valley brings to life scenes from countless movies and commercials filmed in the Moab area. The overnight host is Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado. Offered May-September the rate is $685 for adults and $635 for youth ages 12-15. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/westwater.php

Recognized nationally as a mecca for outdoor recreation and spectacular scenery, National Geographic named Moab #1 among America’s 10 Best Mountain Bike Towns. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/trips/best-mountain-biking-towns/. Moab was included in Matador Network’s Top 10 in a 2016 ranking of “America’s 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns for Adventure.” https://matadornetwork.com/trips/americas-20-coolest-towns-outdoor-adventure/. Smarter Travel’s 2016 ranking of the “10 Best Outdoor Towns in America” slotted Moab in its honored Top 10. https://www.smartertravel.com/2016/05/10/10-best-outdoor-towns-in-america/

To speed things up so people can slow themselves down, the region now has scheduled daily air service from Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

The Moab Adventure Center website suggests other activities and info on lodging and where to eat in Moab. The Center recommends, due to its popularity over spring and summer weekends, to have lodging reservations in hand before coming to the region. Pocket Guide Moab: Last Minute Itineraries for the Undecided Traveler is also a good resource to the area.

For more details please see:

What to See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/sightseeing/

What to Do: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/

Where to Stay: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/lodging/

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (www.westernriver.com) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing and souvenirs.

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Moab, Utah, Is a Growing Winter Hub for Action-Packed Pursuits Ranging from Biking and Skiing to Hummer Safaris

MOAB, UT, Oct. 27, 2016–The red rock playground better known as Moab, UT, is one of those high desert destinations that used to hunker down come late fall and winter. But not anymore.

From November to March visitors here find themselves in solitude and silence, at the same time enjoying off-season rates in one of the world’s great natural playgrounds. People who want to avoid the bustle of commercial ski resorts seek out this region for such winter pursuits as cross country and telemark skiing and snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling on both worked trails and back country terrain in the nearby Manti-La Sal National Forest in the La Sal Mountains rising some 12,000 feet over Moab.

While responding to the laid-back tempo of winter, Moab Adventure Center in the heart of this recreational community remains open with a selection of outdoor gear, clothing, equipment rentals and tips for visitors in its downtown store location. On request the Center also offers a wide range of guided tours.  These include:

To speed things up so people can slow themselves down, the region now has scheduled daily air service from Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

Because there’s a lot of energy here, locals arrange events for themselves to enjoy with out-of-town visitors. A few upcoming fall and winter highlights include:

Nov. 4-6:Moab Celtic Festival "Scots on the Rocks" - The Moab Celtic Festival brings to life the rich heritage and colorful history of Scottish and Celtic cultures through education, crafts, music, highland dance/competition and athletic competition. Patrons can listen to the crowds cheering for the athletes competing, while watching the swirling skirts and dancing feet of the highland dancers. Many clans will be in attendance to share their history. For more info visit scotsontherocksmoab.com or call 435-210-0080.

Nov. 11-13: Moab Salsa Bachata Festival: Bailando With A View - 3 days/3 nights, three rooms of dancing at the Moab Valley Inn over Veterans Day Weekend. Over 40 hours of workshops in salsa, bachata, kizomba, and zouk for all levels. Three nights of performances from world recognized dancers. Dancing each night until 3am. Veterans are free! For more info visit bailandowithaview.com or call 831-917-8639.

Nov. 24-27: Moab International Film Festival - Showcasing films which inspire change for the better in our world. $5 tickets and $30 passes are available at Canyonlands Copy Center, The T-Shirt Shop, Back of Beyond Books, or online. For more info visit moabfilmfestival.org or call 801-309-6887.

Dec. 2-3: Winter Sun 10K - A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 34rd annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For more info visit moabhalfmarathon.com/wintersun/index.cfm or call 435-259-4525.

Feb. 18: Moab Red Hot 55k/33k - The Moab Red Hot was voted Most Beautiful Trail Race In America by Running Times Magazine. For more info visit GrassRootsEvents.net or call 435-260-0886.

Feb. 25-26: The Trashion Show - Winter's most fun party! Design and dress up in your best upcycled outfit for this raging runway and dance party. All proceeds go towards education programs and events helping to create a culture of conscious consumption and wise use of resources in the community. For more info call 435-260-8931.

Mar. 25: Behind the Rocks Ultra – This run was created to highlight Moab's last hidden gem, the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area. The course was designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, and the snow-capped La Sal Mountains. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.

Mar. 25-27: Moab Rocks Mountain Bike Stage Race - Enjoy some of the region’s best classic and new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7. Combined, they are a 3-day masterpiece of XC and timed descents in a fully supported format. All this wrapped up in a fun and friendly atmosphere combining camaraderie and competition. TransRockies Events pioneered Mountain Bike Stage Racing in North America with the TransRockies Challenge in 2002, and the 3-day race format with 2009’s TR3. For more info visit transrockies.com/moab-rocks/ or call 877-373-3376.

Unlike more blustery parts of the United States, winter temperatures in the Moab region are moderate, with daytime highs averaging 44°F in December, 43°F in January, 52°F in February and 63°F in March. There is little to no precipitation. Scenery changes very little from season to season. Juniper trees stay green year-round. Cottonwood trees grow in the bottom of washes and lose their leaves. The main attractions - the red sandstone formations - take on a richer hue in moist conditions and transform themselves when flocked with snow. Heavy snowfall is uncommon. Snow usually melts quickly in sunny areas but may accumulate in shady spots. Winter hikers need to be prepared to cross snow on some trail sections and to use care on icy trails. Most go through areas where there is plenty of sunshine making it very pleasant to hike during the day. Typically all that’s needed is a jacket.  Spring comes early in the Arches area. By late February, tiny wild flowers are starting to push through the soil and nighttime temperatures are moderating. February is a great month to visit the national parks.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (www.westernriver.com), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Moab, Utah – Where Fall Colors Light Up Forests, Mountains, Rocks and Canyons

Road Trips, Rafting, Concerts and Events Make Autumn Favorite Time of Year for Locals and Visitors

MOAB, UT, Sept. 19, 2016 – Moab, Utah, is an adventure world that never sleeps. One of the most exciting times of year in this red rock playground is Autumn when the convergence of yellow (think cottonwoods) along the Colorado River, reds (the multi-colored slick rock terrain), brisk days, elbow room in Arches and Canyonlands national parks and festivals create a perfect fall get-away scenario.

When planning a long September or October weekend, travelers are well-advised to first call or drop in and talk to the experts at the Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/), the region’s one-stop for activities, gear and advice.

“Everyone knows about the spectacular fall colors of aspen, cottonwoods and other deciduous trees in town, on the mountain and inside the canyons. But another fall color change is the deepening hue and richness of the multi-colored sandstone rocks themselves! The special angle of the fall light, the crisp, dry air and shorter days bring out the density of the many colors of rock surrounding Moab. It’s our favorite time to be here,” says Jamie Pearce, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center.

For an immersion in color and texture, Pearce suggests leaf- and rock-peeping tours by jeep, rented for a day starting at $190 through Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/jeep-rentals/). Her favorite fall color road trips include:

- La Sal Mountain Loop Road Scenic Backway: Just 20 miles south of Moab are the La Sal Mountains, part of Manti-La Sal National Forest.  At nearly 13,000 feet, these pine and aspen covered mountains are the second highest mountain range in Utah. Unique here are expansive views of the red rock landscape below. The loop takes about three hours over 60 miles. Hairpin curves on the Castle Valley side are unsuitable for large RV's. Family cars are welcome. See: http://www.discovermoab.com/la_sal_mountain_loop_road.htm

- Gemini Bridges Trail, exploring a region between Highways 191 and 313, reaches grand vistas and accesses numerous other trails. Here is the spectacular twin arch, called Gemini Bridges, on the rim of an arm of Bull Canyon. A jeep is required on these 48 miles with 14 miles on 4wd road.

- Poison Spider Mesa Trail overlooks the colorful Colorado River and Moab Valley.Expanses of unbroken slick rock and views of the Behind the Rocks area and the La Sal Mountains make it one of the most attractive drives in the area. Jeeps are required on these 36 miles with 16 miles on 4wd road.

- Moab Rim Trail climbs tilted rock strata along the south side of the Colorado River to reach a rim view overlooking Moab, with outstanding views of the river, Spanish Valley and the La Sal Mountains. This 4wd trail is the boundary of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study area; the area west of the trail is closed to vehicle travel to protect scenic and primitive recreation values. A jeep is required on these 15 miles with 7 miles on 4wd road.

Please see http://www.discovermoab.com/fourwheel.htm

The beginning of Autumn doesn’t mean that river activities are over. Instead, through October scenic float trips reveal the changing colors along the Colorado River. The Moab Adventure Center arranges both Full Day or Half-Day (AM or PM) trips daily, See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/full.php or http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/am.php

Favorite fall events include:

- Sept 22-25 - 13th Annual Mother of All Boogies (Skydiving Festival) invites skydivers from all over the world four full days of high altitude skydiving from turbine aircraft.

- Sept 30-Oct 2 - Outerbike - Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world class trails of Moab. The world’s best bike and gear manufacturers will be set up at the Outerbike Expo site.

- Oct 1-8 - PleinAir Moab - PleinAir Moab celebrates open air painting in breathtaking environments.

- Oct 27-30 - 11th Annual Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Fest is a fundraiser for local trails and the Moab Bike Park.

- Nov 4-6 - Moab Folk Festival is a 3-day music event with 12 performers, workshops, local educational outreach and art vendors.

- Nov 4-6 - Moab Celtic Festival "Scots on the Rocks" brings to life the rich heritage and colorful history of Scottish and Celtic cultures.

See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/areainfo/calendar.php)

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Banner Year for Moab and National Park Visitation - Moab Adventure Center Enjoys Significant Uptick in Business With 2016 Year-to-Date Visits to Region Up 11 Percent

MOAB, UT, Aug. 8, 2016 – Moab, Utah, flanked by two national parks, is one of the world’s great playgrounds, equal to any popular tourism destination when it comes to healthy, immersive, year-round outdoor recreation and scenery.

And it comes as no surprise that midway into 2016, visits are on the rise to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and to Moab, the recreation-centered town that serves park travelers. This year, after all, is the “it” year for visiting national parks, thanks to the celebrations and promotions centered around the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park Service.

The go-to hub here is Moab Adventure Center (www.moabadventurecenter.com/) just 4.5 miles from Arches National Park and 30 miles from Canyonlands National Park. While visits to the region show a healthy 11 percent increase over last year, the Center reports that through end July it has seen a strong 8 percent increase in half- and day-long Arches National Park tours. Rafting is up an unprecedented 50 percent, and there’s increased interest in mountain biking and rock climbing.

“But the biggest trend I see is the effort and dedication people make to get here to do our parks,” said Jaime Pearce, manager of Moab Adventure Center.

Last calendar year Arches drew nearly 1.5 million recreation visitors. By June 2016 visitations were up nearly 11 percent over last year. There were close to 10,000 more vehicles entering the park this June compared to June 2016.

“And they’re coming from all over the world,” observes Pearce.

One visitor to Moab in early July said there seemed to be twice as many foreign-speaking travelers as Americans enjoying the region’s offerings. That’s not by accident, however, as information about the area is available via brochures online that can be downloaded in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, according to the Moab Travel Council.

“We see a lot of foreign travelers in July and August, but most of the time they’re on their own group or self-contained tours,” said Pearce.

She said that Moab Adventure Center assists foreign visitors by hiring guides who speak multiple foreign languages and matching them up with guests purchasing tours that may range from river rafting to hiking.

“We have an incredible mix of guides. This is one of the things that sets us apart. On TripAdvisor and internal customer satisfaction surveys our guides are also singled out for their professionalism and friendliness,” she said. “They are very knowledgeable, clean cut and cream of the crop.”

As the largest employer in the recreation arena in this region, Moab Adventure Center often retains local guides who have grown up in the area and who know the landscape. Approximately 25 guides are assigned to land tours, another 40 to river programs in the area, and up to 50 escort rafting trips into the Grand Canyon.

Visitors to this region can enter the park 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and therefore plan their arrival and departure to avoid the popular 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. window. An astronomical chart for the region informs visitors when the sun rises and when it sets each month. And it gives a peek at the best dates to plan night hikes to witness the full moon working its magic over the park. Star-gazing nights that celebrate the heavens may also be planned. See:  http://discovermoab.com/sunshine.htm.

“I think the park service is doing a great job offering night tours and sky tours,” commented Pearce. “The parks have got it covered.”

Creating a vacation in Moab is easy enough once the visitors know how long they will be in the region. Then it’s a matter of getting everyone up and out early so that at least two activities can be scheduled each day.

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed rather than Disney-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Moab Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are also popular. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of damage to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into areas where they shouldn’t be. Guides help people understand where they can move through back country with the least impact possible.

To make it easier to get to Moab there’s a new air service from Salt Lake City and Denver into the region. San Francisco-based Boutique Air provides passenger airline service to Canyonlands Field Airport.

For pre-trip-planning and reservations, please visit an on-line Moab Travel Kit at

http://secure.moabadventurecenter.com/express/inquiry/ or call 866-904-1163 or 801-942-6669 to request a Travel Kit.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Center Gears Up for Families During National Parks Centennial Celebration

MOAB, UT, June 7, 2016 – Flanked by not one but two national parks, Moab, UT, one of Nature’sgreat playgrounds, will be in a party mood this season as it celebrates with visitors the 100th anniversary of the United States National Park Service.

The go-to hub here is Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) just 4.5 miles from Arches National Park and 30 miles from Canyonlands National Park. The Center is gearing up for a rush of families who have marked 2016 as the “it” year for visiting “America’s Best Idea.”

Creating a family vacation in Moab is easy enough once the family has decided how many days they can be in the region. Then it’s a matter of getting everyone up and out early so that at least two activities can be scheduled each day.

Families with children ages 5 and up can discover some of the most scenic canyons in the Southwest from the unique perspective – and excitement – of rafting through rushing whitewater.  Half and full-day as well as two day programs inclusive of overnight camping can be arranged. Half-day rates start at $60 for adults and $40 for youth.  http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/

A Two-Day Raft & Camp package at $265 for adults and $195 for youth places families on an overnight adventure along the Colorado River. Come dinner the first evening the food miraculously surfaces from a dutch oven before bedding down in tents under the stars. All food, gear, guide fees and equipment are provided. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/twoday.php

Off-road 4x4 excursions make a wonderful family experience for all ages. Professional guides operate custom Hummer® vehicles with raised seating in the rear for optimum passenger viewing while climbing to the top of seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks. Scenic outings are for two or four hours and at sunset. Rates are from $83 for adults and $51 for youth ages 3-15. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/

Families can extend their budget by purchasing a pre-set activities and lodging package such as the Rock & River Package that includes a two-hour Hummer Safari in the morning and a five-hour river rafting trip in the afternoon. The rate is $149 per adult and $107 per youth for this guide-enhanced immersion in Nature. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/

Older youth may want to do some slick-rock mountain biking and zip lining; everyone can partake of hiking, guided or not; and just possibly Mom and Dad can get away for a romantic hot air balloon ride over the mysteries this landscape holds.

Families may also opt to hire a private tour guide for a day or longer. The guide can also take over much of the decision-making and provide that other-person-buffer families sometimes appreciate to keep things running smoothly. The best hiking trails, views, discoveries of petroglyphs and Indian lore, and hidden places for stand up paddle boarding all play into the many activities and experiences that a guide can arrange. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/private-tours/

To make it easier to get to Moab there’s a new air service from Salt Lake City and Denver into the region. San Francisco-based Boutique Air provides passenger airline service to Canyonlands Field Airport. It provides two flights daily to Salt Lake City at $59 per flight and one flight daily to Denver at $79. The airline will provide five flights per day during Moab’s busy tourist season.

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed rather than theme park-style adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are also popular. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of impact to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into areas where they perhaps shouldn’t be. Guides help people understand how and where they can move through back country areas with the least trace possible.

Year-round occupancy for the area’s 3,500 beds runs between 74 and 80 percent, primarily from March through November. While availability on Moab Adventure Center’s rafting, hot air balloon and other activities can usually be accommodated, lodging may be an issue and people should book accommodations well in advance.

For pre-trip-planning and reservations, please visit the Moab Adventure Center website where a catalogs, trip guides and the Moab Insider’s Guide can be ordered. See http://secure.moabadventurecenter.com/express/inquiry/ or call 866-904-1163.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Center Announces New Air Service to Region, An Insiders’ Guide and Value-Driven Adventure Packages

MOAB, UT, May 13, 2016 – One of world’s great natural playgrounds, the greater Moab, UT, region, expects to host more visitors than ever this year while helping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Arches National Park is 4.5 miles from Moab and Canyonlands National Park, 30 miles.

To make it easier to get here and maximize time spent here, Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/), announces new air service from Salt Lake City and Denver into Moab’s Canyonlands Field (CNY), a free online Insiders’ Guide to Moab (a PDF full of travel advice), and three value-packed multi-day packages inclusive of activities and lodging that help people organize their time and vacation budget.

Air Service

San Francisco-based Boutique Air as of March 30, 2016, is providing passenger airline service to Canyonlands Field Airport in Moab. It is scheduled to provide two flights daily to Salt Lake City at $59 per flight and one flight daily to Denver at $79. The airline will provide five flights per day during Moab’s busy tourist season. http://www.moabairport.com/274/Flight-Schedule

Boutique Air operates a modern fleet of Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. With amenities designed to make the flying experience as comfortable as it gets, the PC-12 features reclining leather seats in an executive configuration, power outlets, a pressurized cabin, enclosed lavatory, and a top speed of 300 mph. Boutique Air is an FAA-certified air carrier providing both air charter and scheduled service. The airline currently services routes in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Utah. Reservations can be made by visiting https://www.boutiqueair.com/ or by phone at (855) 268-8478.

Insider’s Guide

Moab Adventure Center’s Moab, Utah: A Guide from the Insideis just that. It covers suggestions on how to dress for pursuing activities in this environment, what the activities are, where to eat and sleep and how to organize a visit through packages that give more bang for the buck time and money-wise. Folks can request a complimentary copy at http://www.moabadventurecenter.com.

Multi-Day Moab Adventure Packages

First-time visitors to the region who may be unsure of exactly what they want to explore may be interested in Multi-Day Moab Adventure Packages that include activities, some meals and lodging. These include Moab River Rafting - Raft & Camp that over two days packs in two days of rafting on the Colorado River and the experience of sleeping under the stars. The per person rate is $265 for ages 16 and up and $195 for ages 5 to 15. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/twoday.php

Also suggested is the Southwest Sampler, a four-day/three-night program with two nights’ accommodation at Gonzo Inn, the perfect location adjacent to shopping, restaurants, a city walking path, and only one block from the Moab Adventure Center. There’s also one night of catered camping on the river.

An off-road Hummer® Safari through Arches National Park and two days rafting the Colorado River woo ages 16 and up for $635 and ages 5-15 for $535. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/southwest.php

A third recommendation is Westwater Multi-Sport, again a four-day/three-night adventure but this time including three nights’ accommodation at Red Cliffs Lodge (no camping), a day of rafting on Westwater Canyon, labeled “The West’s Best Short Whitewater Trip” by National Geographic, a Hummer® Safari  adventure and optional horseback riding. The rate for 16 and up is $685 and for ages 12-15 $635. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/westwater.php

While engaged in adventure, folks may feel that they’ve been here before… and they have through movies!  From old John Wayne classics and the memorable Thelma and Louise to more recent hits such as The Lone Ranger, After Earth and 127 Hours, the Moab region has hosted 48 major film productions since 1949. See: http://www.discovermoab.com/movie.htm

For more information on packages please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, national park adventures and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are also popular pursuits. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of damage to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into areas where they perhaps shouldn’t be. Guides help people understand where they can move through back country with the least impact and most enjoyment possible.

Year-round occupancy for the area’s 3,500 beds runs between 74 and 80 percent, primarily from March through November. While availability on Moab Adventure Center’s rafting, hot air balloon and other activities can usually be accommodated, lodging may be an issue and people should book accommodations well in advance.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Center Invites Visitors To Test Drive Rafting, Hummer, Other Adventures By Viewing 360º Virtual Reality Video and Photo Tours

Moab, UT, Mar. 31, 2016– Moab Adventure Center conveniently located on the main drag in downtown Moab, UT, is in the business of providing advice, equipment and guided adventure experiences to visitors who come to this wild corner of Utah.

Now sojourners can experience (albeit virtually) how it feels to flightsee in an airplane high above Desolation Canyon, or splash through rolling rapids on the Colorado River rapids or explore Moab’s rugged back country on a Hummer safari.

Brand-new to the travel industry, an emerging technology called virtual reality (VR) incorporates 360º interactive video and photos to simulate these and other iconic Moab adventure experiences.

Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) and its sister company, Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), are pioneering VR technology to introduce travelers to VR’s powers of persuasion. By so doing, these adventure specialists are among the very first in the international travel industry to add VR technology to their marketing toolbox.

“Here’s the case of an adventure vacation company using VR to entice and educate visitors. More in the mainstream of travel, Marriott International uses VR to help guests explore cities where their hotels are located. We’re all at the cusp of understanding where this is going,” said Brandon Lake, Chief Marketing Officer of Western River Expeditions.

At Moab Adventure Center guests are now able to donaSamsung Gear VR Headset (Oculus software - http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/gear-vr/) and transport themselves to where they think they might like to be: on a 4x4 Hummer safari, rafting on the Green or Colorado rivers or hiking at sunrise through Arches National Park. Lake said his company purchased a dedicated cell phone and viewer for demonstration purposes (VR videos currently need a smartphone to view in combination with a special headset for maximum enjoyment). Now in addition to thumbing through brochures or enjoying photos and video via a website, visitors are exploring their Moab Adventure Center options in virtual reality.

“You put the headset on and you actually have the sensation that you’re in the middle of the adventure. Your entire vision is taken over, looking up, down, right and left, and that’s all you see and hear,” said Lake. “Consumer demand for this kind of ‘see it before you do it’ technology isset to explode in 2016.”

Lake and his team commissioned TrustedPhoto.com http://trustedphoto.com/about/ and 360 Labs to produce four virtual reality shows that can now be viewed at the center and are being imbedded on the newly enhanced http://www.westernriver.com/ website. The shows feature rafting in the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon and Desolation Canyon as well as a Hummer safari outside of Moab. The embedded 360º tours keep visitors engaged and inspired. For example, virtual visitors to the Grand Canyon as shown on Western River’s website view the tour for an average 4 minutes and 19 secondsas they move their cursoraround to look upstream and down, up at the cliffs, or inside the boat. Regardless of the device used, for maximum impact, viewers are advised to watch the video in its highest resolution and in full screen mode.

A selection of 360 videos can also be viewed online at the Western River Expeditions website:

360º videos can also be found on all of the most popular VR video distribution networks: YouTube, VRideo, Ascape and Littlstar (one of the more popular networks). This viewing platform works great on nearly all devices and is currently a featured app in the Oculus VR environment.  

After a decade of development, planning and collaboration, the groundbreaking 360º interactive video of a Western River Expeditions J-Rig adventure through the Grand Canyon was the video that pioneered this technology for the adventure travel industry.

Western River Expeditions has guided more guests through the famous gorge over the last 54 years than any other outfitter - and the word has gotten out.

“It’s an absolutely inspiring adventure,” added Lake. “Of course the new video technology is awesome, but nothing will ever compare to the real experience of running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.”

Adventurers may claim one of the few remaining spots for 2016 or book the adventure now for the 2017 season (April-September). For availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669), or visit: http://www.westernriver.com/.

About Western River Expeditions

Western River Expeditions is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/). The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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New and Concise Pocket Guide Moab Outlines in 20 Diverse Itineraries How to Play in Utah’s Red Rock Country

MOAB, UT, Feb. 1, 2016 – How do you know where to go and what to do when you arrive at a vacation destination?

Take Moab, UT, for example, where a visitor could spend precious time just deciding on all the options and directions one can take for fun and adventure.

Now thanks to some local experts, the decisions are easier. In 24 concise pages the brand-new Pocket Guide Moab: Last Minute Itineraries for the Undecided Traveler, available through Amazon.com, showcases 20 popular itineraries in the other-worldly region of red rocks, national parks, rivers and canyons that surround Moab.

Co-authored byJamie Pearce, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center and Moab resident since 2003, and Annie Fuller, a long-time colleague at the center, the guide divides the itineraries by trip type: high adventure, scenic, classic and family friendly. Each itinerary suggests the time of day to begin an activity or sightseeing and then where locally to enjoy dining, spa and refreshment stops before, during and after.

The result of this guidebook is like having an informative chat on the street with a Moab friend who can suggest through experience the best options for where to go and what to do once you get there.

“For the time-stressed who didn’t have a chance to book activities in advance over the phone or through Moab Adventure Center’s on-line activities kiosk, this guidebook reflects our fielding of thousands of questions from visitors who came through our door looking for advice and reservations,” explains Pearce. “The popularity of our two national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, along with miles of backcountry hiking, biking, 4x4 and rafting opportunities, have made Moab a Mecca for adventure travelers.” 

Among this guide’s many surprises are Dog Lover Day suggesting which trails are canine-friendly, and Movie Day which brings people onto the landscapes and sites of Hollywood’s “The Lone Ranger” and “Thelma and Louise”, among others.

The High Adventure Itineraries range from budget, do-it-yourself suggestions to a day of guided white-water rafting.  What’s guaranteed is a unique take on getting off the beaten path.

In 2016, which is the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park System, expectations are high for a banner year for national park adventures as throngs participate in a centennial activity, www.findyourpark.com. Pearce and the Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) are gearing up now to meet the demand and expectations of its projected record number of visitors.

While availability on Moab Adventure Center’s rafting, hot air balloon and other activities can usually be accommodated, lodging may be an issue and people should book accommodations well in advance, says Pearce.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Like Manhattan, Moab Never Sleeps

Mix-it-up Action from X-Country Skiing to Hummer Safaris Encourages Zest for Adventure in Winter Months 

Moab, UT, Nov. 9, 2015– Call Moab, Utah, Nature’s counterpart to Manhattan, the city that never sleeps. Moab doesn’t sleep either, even when the calendar turns to fall and early winter. 

The rafting is still good on the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River through October. And stand up paddleboards can still be pulled over the water. Some of the most exhilarating hiking and mountain biking take place now with cooler temperatures that eventually will fan into flurries. Then come options for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. And any time of year guests can request hot air ballooning and hummer safaris from the Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/). 

One suggestion for a long weekend is to pack snowshoes and cross country skis for an outing in the LaSal Mountains at 12,000 feet where the snow starts in late November and early December. Sledding and snowmobiling can be arranged. Adventurers can actually make a descent into the desert for early winter hiking and biking. For more information please see http://www.discovermoab.com/skiing.htm.

The leading purveyor of outdoor recreation in the region, Moab Adventure Center recently accepted its fifth consecutive TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for its active Day Tours which automatically inducts them into their hallowed “Hall of Fame,” an honor they take very seriously. Fall and winter travelers can expect VIP treatment when engaging in these popular “off-season” activities:

·         Hiking – guided and self-guided

Countless one-of-a-kind arches, sandstone formations and panoramic vistas provide options all within minutes of downtown Moab. Two of the most common areas for hiking and exploring are nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/hiking.php

·         Hummer Tours

Professional guides climb to the top of seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks behind the wheel of custom Hummer® vehicles with raised seating in the rear for optimum passenger viewing. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/

·         Mountain Biking

Moab, Utah has become the undisputed mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its stunning red rock terrain, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced. MAC offers professionally guided mountain biking tours on all of area’s classic routes. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/

·         Colorado River Rafting

While the season is winding down there’s still time to enjoy the river in a variety of ways. By stand up paddleboard, jet boat, oar or paddle raft adventurers can enjoy stretches of mild water and iconic red rock scenery. For 2016 planning, a full day Westwater Canyon trip (thru 9/18) is at its best in September.  See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/

·         Shopping

Lined with Native American art galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoorclothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah is a shopper’s delight. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/shopping.php

Moab, Utah, gets an average of just 9 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 6 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 58. And on average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Moab, Utah. Temperatures in November range from 56 to 30; in December from 44 to 21; in January from 43 to 20; in February from 51 to 26; and in March from 63 to 35 – all with ample sunshine.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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September is Prime Time to Explore Moab, Utah

Annual Moab Music Festival Tops Events Lineup, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Raft Trips From Moab Adventure Center Complete an Active Weekend

Moab, UT, August 18, 2015– The local inhabitants of Moab, Utah can’t wait until Labor Day, the start of their favorite season. The summer heat has mellowed, the hordes of tourists have moved on and festival season begins. It’s also prime time to do that last raft trip of the season, lace up the boots for an all-day national park hike or top off the fat tires on that mountain bike.

“Here in one of the world’s most spectacular natural playgrounds, September can fool visitors into thinking we have endless summer,” explains Jamie Pearce, longtime resident and manager of the one-stop shop for outdoor activity, the Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/). “The climate is still great with daytime temperatures averaging in mid-80’s F. It’s also again possible to snag a table at a favorite restaurant without a long wait!”

Pearce’s favorite fall event is the Annual Moab Music Festival (its 23rd year) scheduled for Sept. 3-14, 2015.  “Music in Concert with the Landscape” features concerts that are staged inside a natural grotto, in private homes, at ranches, and various red rock venues around Moab. Performances celebrate old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe.

Moab Music Festival is the first in a fall lineup that includes a challenging bike race, a downtown art walk, GLBTQ Pride Festival and the ‘Mother of All Boogies’ where participants worldwide converge on Moab for four full days of skydiving. These special events compliment a smorgasbord of outdoor adventures in and around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/areainfo/calendar.php

On Sept. 26 visitors will enjoy a National Park Fee Free Day. Utah’s parks are joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees for several days in 2015 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks. For more information visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

The leading purveyor of outdoor recreation in the region, Moab Adventure Center recently accepted its fifth consecutive TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for its active Day Tours which automatically inducts them into their hallowed “Hall of Fame,” an honor Pearce and her crew take very seriously. Fall travelers can expect VIP treatment when engaging in these popular September activities:

Hiking – guided and self-guided

Countless one-of-a-kind arches, sandstone formations and panoramic vistas provide options all within minutes of downtown Moab. Two of the most common areas for hiking and exploring are nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/hiking.php

Colorado River Rafting

What bucket list doesn’t have rafting the mighty Colorado River? By standup paddleboard, jet boat, oar or paddle raft adventurers can experience stretches of whitewater, scenic floats and iconic red rock canyons. A full day Westwater Canyon trip (thru 9/18) is at its best in September.  See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/

Hummer Tours

Professional guides climb to the top of seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks behind the wheel of custom Hummer® vehicles with raised seating in the rear for optimum passenger viewing. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/

Mountain Biking

Moab, Utah has become the undisputed mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its stunning red rock terrain, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced. MAC offers professionally guided mountain biking tours on all of area’s classic routes. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/

Climbing & Canyoneering

Professional instructors introduce or review the fundamentals based on one’s experience, then adapt the climbing or canyoneering accordingly to pace and skills. See more at:http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/

Shopping

Lined with Native American art galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoorclothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah is a shopper’s delight. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/shopping.php

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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