HIGH DESERT ADVENTURE IN MOAB, UTAH
Have you ever visited a place and it just felt like home? That is Moab for me. It is a special place and I fell in love immediately. Maybe it is the stark contrast between our lush, green forests of the Pacific Northwest compared to the red rock and blue skies of Moab. But whatever it is, Moab is a truly unique and beautiful landscape. After one visit, you will be hooked too.
I started visiting annually several years ago. It was a trip I would take solo to enjoy some father/daughter time. My dad and his best friend, Tom, would drive from Texas and Florida in their motorhomes, pulling their toys and jeeps used to explore the 4×4 trails. But our last time in Moab, my family and I pulled our travel trailer down because I wanted my husband and kids to experience Moab.
Moab has become even more special in my heart. I just lost my dad this year, and I will cherish all the memories I have with him in this special place.
We stayed six nights at my favorite RV campground, Portal RV Resort. I love the location. It is right near town on the main road through Moab and it is set off the road so you don’t get any highway noise. This resort is very nice, clean and well maintained with all the amenities you want. I have never stayed at any other place in Moab, but why would I? This place has it all.
Portal RV Park is divided into two sections, the north and south sides. The south end is the owners’ section and reserved for newer Type As and 5th-wheels. The north end, where we stayed, is open to all RVers and tent campers. Be sure to call well in advance to get a spot. Moab is a popular destination for RVers especially March through October.
Moab is literally a huge outdoor playground. You can hike, bike, river raft, 4×4… really the options are endless. You have access to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse State Park, the La Sal Mountains, dinosaur bone sites, Native American petroglyphs and the list goes on and on. So this time in Moab, I wanted to show my husband and kids everything. I wanted them to experience all the places I come home talking about year after year. First on my list were the National and State Parks.
A popular adventure in Moab is rock crawling on the 4×4 trails. My boys LOVED this.
Feeling hungry? Moab has plenty of options for food to satisfy your appetite. Pasta Jay’s is one of my favorites. And you have to try Milt’s Stop and Eat. Off the main drive through the city, Milt’s is Moab oldest restaurant serving the best burgers, malts, and shakes.
There are a few things to remember when visiting. The weather in the high desert is unpredictable. Make sure to keep up with the forecasts while you are there. Also, check out this great book to have for the 4×4 trails: Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails. Plus, any travel book you can pick up for Moab will be a valuable tool to help guide you and help you find the perfect hiking trails to challenge you or simply enjoy.
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