Utah’s Moab Adventure Center Lassos ‘em in with 10 Percent Discount, New Eateries, Glamping and Trails

Moab, UT, April 3, 2014Moab Adventure Center, the one-stop shop for active Moab vacations, is attracting visitors with a stay-and-play 10 percent discount on combination packages of three or more single full- or half-day adventures. And new for 2014, Moab, UT is wining, dining, and lodging adventure enthusiasts with a number of brand-new offerings.

“Sure you can breathe our air for a day but why not gulp it for several days in one of the most scenic natural playgrounds in the world,” says Jamie Pearce, Moab Adventure Center Manager (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/). “This world-class vacation destination for adventure sports just keeps getting better and better.”

In the new-for-2014 restaurant category isAristo's Mediterranean Restaurant serving flavors of Turkey and Greece for lunch and dinner. The chef is from Istanbul. A preview of recently opened Los Jilbertos recommends it for giant burritos and huevos rancheros. Plus it’s open for a taco fix 24 hours a day.

Three new trails have opened up: Intrepid Trail 2 at Dead Horse State Park; Hymasa, part of the Amasa Back Trail System; and Prospector Hiking Trail that starts north of the Rock Shop. There are also new trails that are still works in progress by Gemini Bridges. Stop by the Moab Adventure Center for directions.

Moab Gear Trader is a new consignment store offering free Wifi and a library of guide books and maps. Staff can also provide tips on where to go explore next. Warm-weather consignment and/or items for purchase include gear for biking, climbing, boating, hiking and such sporting goods as bats and balls. There’s also an impressive selection for kids.

New accommodations are Comfort Suites opening July 29; Marriott-Fairfield Inn & Suites opening in November; and ready now is the area's first-ever "glamping" destination, Moab Under Canvas. Located on 40 acres seven miles north of Moab and a step away from the entrance to both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park the site features luxurious tents that represent glamorous camping (or “glamping”) at its finest http://www.moabundercanvas.com/index.html. For convenience, this experience can also be booked through Moab Adventure Center.

To date, the Moab events calendar showcases:

  • May 17th Back of Beyond SUP Race
  • May 24-25 Moab Arts Festival including a Beer and Wine Event
  • May 29-30 Moab Wild West MOABA (most outstanding annual bike adventure)
  • July 5 Canyonlands Whitewater Music Festival
  • Aug. 28 Utah state H.O.G. rally
  • Set. 11-13 Canyonlands turns 50

Moab Adventure Center suggests and offers, among others, mountain biking in this mountain biking capital of the world, stand up paddleboarding on the Colorado River, a sunset Hummer safari, jet boating, whitewater rafting, flightseeing and even hot air ballooning as diverse ways to explore a region of the world that has, over millennia, become a geological masterpiece. Bordering Moab to the north and west, Utah’s red rock fantasylands, Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, offer time-challenged visitors an immersion course in geology and ancient cultures when they fling themselves into activities showcasing the region’s beauty and diversity.

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. Its programs are available from March through October.

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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