From the Jurassic Period to Present Times Moab Adventure Center Suggests Winter Activity in Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands

The cooler temperatures of winter signal an eagerness for adventure in the high-desert, red-rock playground of Moab, Utah. By early March the folks here will herald spring, open campgrounds, assess the winter snowpack and predict how it will influence river rafting come summer.

This recreation hub welcomes visitors during the quiet weeks remaining before the bustle begins. In fact, the Moab Adventure Center, open year-round, has a check list of preferred activities during these quiet weeks.

Local experts recommend first visiting the newly opened Moab Giants Dinosaur Park & Tracks (interactive) Museum. A Dinosaur Discovery Tour reveals Moab as the original Jurassic park. Then the endless expanse comprised of Arches National Park and CanyonlandsNational Park invites the curious to ponder where those ancient creatures might have ambled and foraged.

Following are suggestions on how to step into the Jurassic period (up to nearly 200 million years ago) while in Moab in 2020.

  • Moab 4x4 Hummer Tours range from two to four hours and even include a Sunset Safari Hummer Tour with hors d’oeuvres.
  • Moab Jeep Rentals enable private forays into backcountry that last a full day.
  • Mountain Biking Tours (which begin in March) in this mountain biking mecca include the Klondike Bluffs Mountain Bike Tour, a four-hour-plus adventure that leads to views of prehistoric dinosaur tracks and an astonishing overlook of Arches National Park.
  • Afternoon Horseback Trail Rides (also begin in March) showcase 2,000 foot towering red rock cliffs on the way to Castle Rock.
  • A Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride (March through October) offers the perfect vantage point to view the red rock desert and canyons of Moab and peaks of the 13,000’ snow-covered La Sal Mountains.
  • Moab Flightseeing Tours can be scheduled year-round for flights over Arches, Canyonlands or both, and also for nearby Monument Valley.
  • Moab High Ropes Course (opens in March) is a two-hour adrenalin agitator with an array of 40-foot towers connected by heavy-duty bolts and cables.
  • Hiking Arches National Park is a year-round, four-hour morning tour for hikers exploring this ancientplateau concealing more than 2,000 natural arches, representing the highest concentration of such wonders on the planet.

Through the late winter season, Moab Adventure Center recommends tapping into to see real-time road conditions across Utah.

Moab Adventure Center ( is a division of Western River Expeditions ( an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. 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. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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