April Moab will be in full swing. The Moab Menu Guide will be found in the lobbies of hotels, offices of campgrounds and store entrances. So eat hearty my friend. Fine time to try Moab Brewery’s newest flavor Moab Pale.
Moab Volunteer River Guide Training for Splore is late April/early May. Taking participants with disabilities, SPLORE, Special Populations Outdoor Recreation and Education, seek qualified volunteers to help with outdoor adventures. $350http://splore.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/salt-lake-summer-training/
April 1-3 2016 Outer bike – The Expo is set up at Moab’s Brand Trails. Test ride the newest bikes and try the newest gear for three days. Shuttles, guided rides, lunches, parties, movies and beer are all part of the admission. 800-845-2453 orwww.outerbike.com
April 2 2016 Behind the Rocks – An ultra runner’s race to highlight the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area. This technical course has slickrock and desert combinations with stunning views of the snow capped La Sal Mountains. 719-429-9501 orwww.madmooseevents.com
April 9 2016 Adventure Xtreme Adventure Race – Team or solo competitors manage 50 miles by mountain bike, trail run, rappel and paddle. 970-403-5320 or axsracing.com
April 9 2016 Art Walk – Stroll downtown Moab to mingle with the artists on display from 6-9 PM. If you miss this month, plan to attend the second Saturday of May, June, September, October or November. 435-259-6272 orwww.moabartwalk.com
April 9 2016 Fallen Peace Officers’ Ride – Drive your ATV/UTV along 14 miles. The trail features one officer with a photo and description every mile. This event raises funds for college scholarships for family members of fallen officers. 435-260-1774 or www.upoa.org
April 16 2016 Junior Ranger Day – Hands on Fun! Held on the patio of Arches National Park visitor center during 8 AM – 5:45 PM. Throughout the year 10,000 kids get a shiny badge at Arches National Park and become part of the team to care for parks. Plan to bring your youth for this event to celebrate Junior Ranger Day!http://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=2521116-307230
April 16-24 2016 National Park Service celebrates National Park Week. Get free entrance this entire week to National Parks. Based from Moab, visit Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, or Bridges National Monument.www.nps.gov/finapark/feefreeparks.htm
April 23 2016 Ranger Adventures: The Tools We Use – On this Saturday, park staff will provide hands-on experiences at stations throughout Arches National Park. Meet scientists, rescue personnel, an artist, an archeologist and others who make the park happen! First stop: the visitor center to pick up your Ranger Adventure worksheet. Return the completed sheet to the visitor center at the end of the day for a Ranger Adventure button. 9 AM – 1 PMhttp://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=852868-307230
April 29 – May 1 2016 Moab April Action Car Show – Friday is the Rod Run. Many enjoy watching Main Street as cars come and go. Saturday is the Car Show at Swanny City Park (100 West 400 N). Free admission for spectators. Sunday is the Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Photographers go up early to capture the classic cars against the amazing scenic backdrop. 435-260-1948 orwww.moabaprilaction.org
Expect the National Park Service’s Artist in the Park schedule to begin this spring. As soon as it is programmed details will be found onhttp://www.nps.gov/arch/getinvolved/communityartist.htm.
Take care in the desert in spring. Stop to smell the wildflower blooms.http://www.nps.gov/arch/learn/nature/wildflowers.htm