Moab is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, in the western United States. The population is 5,046. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The town is a popular base for mountain bikers who ride the extensive network of trails including Slickrock Trail, and off-roaders who come for the annual Moab Jeep Safari.
Moab, Utah, is smack in the middle of Arches, Canyonlands and a hundred other sandstone adventures.
If you’re going to Arches National Park, you’re going to Moab. If you’re going to Canyonlands National Park, and you’re not hiding out from the authorities in some desolate corner of the Maze, you’re probably staying in Moab. The weird grandeur of these two federal designations is documented elsewhere — just know that you need to see them both in person, twice, before you die. Dead Horse Point, too.
The national parks don’t have a monopoly on the area’s best treks. You must see Negro Bill Canyon, Hunter Canyon, Corona/Bowtie Arch, Fisher Towers.. Alsou you must experience Whitewater rafting or kayaking. Uniquely positioned to access both the Green and Colorado Rivers. See: Westwater, Cataract Canyon, Desolation Canyon
Peak tourist season is March 15 through May Sept and Oct. still busy in the summer but not as crazy as spring and fall. The summer slows a bit because temperatures can easily average 105 degrees.
Moab has plenty of hotels/motels that line Maine Street. Most everything in town (lodging, food, shopping, tour guides) reside off of Main Street in Moab. If the hotel/motel of choice resides on Main Street (or just off of Main Street) you could technically be within walking distance of everything you would need.