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, 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, Pearce and the Moab Adventure Center ( 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 (, 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 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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