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The iconic Arches National Park beckons a visit. For those wanting to arrive directly in Moab, wanting to skip the driving, what are the travel options? Especially with seasons changing, a person may want to consider other options to avoid self drive on roads or trust an old car persevering in heat or just to keep out of the traffic of portal cities to kick off an adventure to Moab.


Every Friday and Monday Utah Airways is the provider of flights between Moab and Salt Lake City. The Piper Navajo has a six passenger capacity. This intimate, 1.5 hour flight will be narrated, making it a remarkable commute to southeastern Utah, as well as, opening up great adventures in canyon country all year round.

Elevated Transit provides transportation service from Salt Lake City Airport and Salt Lake City bus/train terminal downtown to Moab Utah and farther south to Blanding. A person can reserve this motor coach using the Elevated Transit website or ticketing with Greyhound too.

It is a daily bus transportation system with two stops in Moab. One stop is at the north end of town, at the intersection of Hwy 191 with Hwy 128, a.k.a., the Moab Trail Hub. The other stop is at the 7-11 store and fuel station on 300 South and Hwy 191. Currently the Elevated Transit bus can carry eight bicycles and has the capacity for additional bikes with advance reservations by towing a trailer.

All year round, pack luggage with wheels to more easily navigate to these accommodations close to the Elevated Transit stops.

Moab Trail Hub: Moab valley RV Resort and Campground has cabins for rent and is essentially across the street from the Trail Hub. Just south of the campground are Aarchway Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels. Or amble over the pedestrian bridge. Use the walkway to stay at the Fairfield Marriott.

7-11: Close to the 7-11 stop are the Rustic Inn, Best Western Greenwell, Hotel Moab Downtown, Gonzo Inn, Cali Cochitta Bed and Breakfast, and Kokopelli Lodge. These properties are in close proximity to downtown restaurants. 

Look at all the Winter Activities!

Please note that tours are based on conditions. Businesses have alternative itineraries and reasonable cancellation policies for winter time tours of the regions surrounding Moab, Utah. http://www.discovermoab.com/tours.htm

Use http://udottraffic.utah.gov/ to see real time road conditions across Utah. Just click a camera along your planned drive. Likely to find this information with each state’s Department of Transportation too.

Hikes and Photography tours

  • Deep Desert Expeditions

Jeep and Hiking tours

  • Tag-A-Long Expeditions

Hummer tours, National Park Tours, Fiery Furnace hikes

  • Moab Adventure Center
  • Backcountry Jeep trips in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
  • Adrift Adventures

Arches and Island in the Sky tours

  • PRI/Moab Geo Tours

 Four Wheel Drive tours

  • Xtreme 4×4

Hummer and ATV Tours and Rentals

  • Highpoint Hummer

ATV Tours and Rentals

  • Moab Tour Company
  • Moab Cowboy Off-Road Adventures

Rock Climbing and Canyoneering

  • Red River Adventures
  • Moab Desert Adventures


  • Spanish Valley Vineyards – by appointment: 801 520 5029 Curt cell; 801 419 9470 Alesia cell


  • Moab Film Museum
  • Moab Giants
  • Museum of Moab
  • Open air sites of Dinosaur Tracks and Bones or Rock Art

Mountain Bike Tours

  • Magpie Cycling
  • Moab Mountain Bike Instruction
  • Rim Tours
  • Dreamrides

Horseback Riding

  • Backcountry Trail Rides
  • Global Endurance Center

Scenic flights

  • Redtail Aviation


  • Rim Cyclery has x-country touring skis for rent.
  • GearHeads has snowshoes for rent.
  • Pagan Mountaineering has ice axes, crampons, snow shoes, and poles for rent.

Spread the word! Let’s keep Utah’s mass transportation alive!

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