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Best Thrills of Moab – Surprising

August 22, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

Best thrills of Moab come in some surprising packages. All in all, folks revel in the red rock elements of southeastern Utah.


The sudden feeling of pleasure abounds when touring the iconic Moab attractions. However the following accounts are level headed experiences for those with an adventurous heart. Plus skilled staff is available through local businesses to guide you where you need the extra supervision to enjoy choice Moab thrills. Thrills don’t have to be death –defying to be thrilling. For instance…

Scenic Byway 128 approached from the east, the Cisco Exit #204 off of Interstate 70, has a spot you will know in an instant to be the most thrilling view. Spoiler alert! The view has the Colorado River in the foreground, the stoic geology of the Fisher Towers Recreation Area beyond and the La Sal Mountains behind. On a calm day, the reflection of that incredible, thrilling view is highly possible.

Cataract Canyon rafting has 26 Grand Canyon style rapids and no waiting list to enjoy the trip! The Colorado River flows by Moab Utah to Lake Powell. This one hundred mile Utah river trip is longer than Grand Canyon’s upper half and shorter than the lower half Arizona raft segments. Either way Cataract Canyon serves up a comparable trip length or a shorter one to fit more restrictive travel time restraints. The Utah raft trip doesn’t require a long hike to get in or out of the trip. The Grand Canyon upper or lower halves do have involved hikes. And the Cataract raft trip price is suitable to all wallets in comparison. Typically, this trip is finished with a 30 minute scenic flight to return to Moab from Lake Powell. It is amazing to see how remote that river journey is in Canyonlands from a bird’s eye view.

Hell’s Revenge is a four-wheel drive trail in the Sand Flats Recreation Area of Moab. Whether driving yourself, following a trail leader or being a passenger in a guided tour by 4×4 or OHV, rolling atop a sandstone fin and climbing the petrified sand dunes, you are safe, yet the ride takes your breath away. The views are expansive, camaraderie sublime out on that trail. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor.

Moab Jett’s signature tour implements the ‘Hamilton flat spin’. The tour is captivating as the guide points out various river side features, one might miss otherwise. Ear to ear grins are assured with the spray from the twirl of the flat spin. Don’t want to get wet? Try a scenic jet boat tour to get out from behind the windshield of a vehicle. Feel the skin cooling breeze on this short and thrilling outing.

Find more experiences on www.DiscoverMoab.com. Order a travel planner online or phone 435-259-8825 to have one mailed today, free of charge.

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