Memorial Day Availability is below. Use http://www.discovermoab.com/lodging.htm to contact businesses that have not included contact information.

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The Moab Travel Council is proud to announce an addition to the museum collection in Moab. The soft opening occurred in September for the Paleosafari Moab Giants. The museum is based on dinosaurs and the many fossil track sites located in the Moab area for inspiration. The location is on the way to other Moab attractions: Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky District. Moab Giants is sure to become an attraction in its own right. Check out the overall history of the region at the Museum of Moab only two blocks off of Main Street. The Film Museum is a terrific stop for the scenic byway drive on Highway 128 or during the whole of the La Sal Loop, a drive from desert to alpine and back.

When you enter the Film Museum at Red Cliffs Ranch, prepare to look back over years of black and white filmmaking. The Film Museum features several of the most cherished actors and actresses, along with highlights from recent film projects that have taken advantage of the spectacular scenery surrounding Moab. John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Rock Hudson, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Lee Marvin, and James Stewart have all worked on location at the Red Cliff’s Ranch, then known as the White’s Ranch. More recently Geronimo, Thelma & Louise, 127 Hours, The Lone Ranger, and Transformers: Age of Extinction along with other movies and over 100 commercials have all used the Moab area as a location. The museum houses memorabilia from the early films to the present and is ever changing. The museum is self-guided and open to the public daily at no charge.

Museum of Moab houses regional accounts from prehistoric vestiges to Ute occupation through Spanish Explorers and the mining boom. Exhibits representative of early residents and include minerals and paleontological specimens. The upper level often has an art exhibit and special collections circulate into public view throughout the year on the main floor. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 17 are free with a paid adult or families are admitted for $10. Closed on Sundays, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Independence Day.

Take this quiz, to see how long you would last in a dinosaur park. And be glad that the dinosaur’s are NOT alive in Moab. Open as of September 1, 2015, Paleosafari Moab Giants, has been created to feature dinosaur tracks, the first museum in the world to focus on tracks along with an interactive museum, films and dino statues in the world! Included in admission is 3D cinema – a short reckoning of the world and first life. A track museum with interactive touch screens, a playground with a water feature, and the dinosaur trail – a half mile of full-size reconstructions of dinosaurs having made tracks in the area are featured. The trail is punctuated with digs in the sand for bone and track casts. Stop in the gift shop for cherished dinosaur items. Plan to eat at the café before leaving on your next adventure. Expect to see the 5D Paleoaquarium March 1, 2016, during the Grand Opening of Paleosafari Moab Giants.

Ages 18 – 64 are adults admitted for $25, students age 13- 17 are charged $22, children age 4- 12 cost $19 as do senior citizens. Kids under 3 are admitted free. Groups of 15 or more will receive a 20% discount. Grade school class trips will receive a special discount too. The park shall be open seven days a week from 10 am – 6 pm. Find museum details on http://discovermoab.com/museums.htm. And open the Moab Travel Council’s newest webpage http://discovermoab.com/moab_dinosaurs.htm for a plethora of track locations.

Look at all the Winter Activities 2015-2016 in Moab Utah!

Please note, tours are based on conditions. Businesses have alternative itineraries and reasonable cancellation policies in winter.

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.

Connect to Activities:

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

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.
  • Moab Information Center hours are 9 AM – 5 PM Thursday – Monday with Tuesdays’ 1- 5 PM and Wednesdays’ 9 AM – 2 PM.

last month, the lodging of Moab was contacted to share availability for November 6, 7, 8 2015. Some of these may still be available. 


Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

T: 435.259.4642

TF: 877.317.8244

F: 435.259.3016

E: Stay@SorrelRiver.com

HC 64 Box 4002 Highway 128 Mile 17

Moab, UT 84532


Both of the Center Street Suites are still available for that weekend. www.homeaway.com/479168  and www.homeaway.com/479166

Kel Darnell

Center Street Condos


We still have plenty of rooms.  Please call or book at www.silversageinn.com.

Silver Sage Inn
840 S. Main Street
Moab, UT 84532

Tel: (435) 259-4420
Fax: (435) 259-2347
E-mail: office@silversageinn.com

We are booked Nov 6, 7. We have 5 rooms available Nov 8.

Cali Cochitta B&B


2 room left on Saturday if that helps at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Moab

1863 N Hwy 191

Moab, Utah  84532

Office:  435.259.5350

Cell:  435.260.1776

Red Cliffs has 11 queen cabins and 5 king cabins.  Rate is $239.95 plus 10.2% tax double occupancy. judy@redcliffslodge.com

We do have  about 25 rooms still available for Nov. 6-8.

Redstone Inn

Moab ,Utah

1-800-772-1972 Or 1-435-259-3500

We have 19 starting at 96.00/nt plus tax.

Hotel Moab Downtown

TEL: (435) 259-7141

FAX: (435) 259-6299



We have several rooms available ranging from $150-220 per night plus tax.  Price includes a big homemade breakfast spread.


Sunflower Hill Inn

Tel. 435-259-2974

Reservations: 800-662-2786

Email: innkeeper@sunflowerhill.com


Quality Suites rooms available for November 6, 7 & 8, 2015 with either one king bed or two queen beds we are all non smoking.
Rate would be $149.00 plus tax —   AAA or AARP rate  $134.10 plus tax.
Quality Suites
800 S Main

The LaunchPad has openings for Novemeber 6,7,8 : 590 North 500 West,Moab, UT  84532, (208) 290-1717



Puesta del Sol Accommodations, LLC

VRBO #590324, see:  http://www.vrbo.com/590324

VRBO #672209, see:  http://www.vrbo.com/672209


Colleen Kennedy


(435) 260-9473

Accommodations Unlimited has several 2 and 3 bedroom condos available for Nov 6-9.

Alex Purvis reports ample availability at Whispering Oaks Ranch



3 bedroom condominium available. With Julianne Tronier.

Taftron, LLC



Arrival  11/6/15 – Departure 11/8/15      For a party size of 2 adults

Purple Sage  4 ,5 ,2

$133.00/night (plus $39.99 reservation fee, & tax) For a grand total of $347.61

Moab Springs Ranch 19

$226.10/night (plus $39.99 reservation fee, & tax) For a grand total of $559.13

Lizards Lair ~ 3246

$171.00/night (plus $39.99 reservation fee, & tax) For a grand total of $422.32

You can also view a complete listing of our availability at www.moabutahlodging.com.  When you are ready to book you can do so through our secure website, using the following link or by calling us at 800.505.5343.

3 bdrm townhome
Rim Village Vistas 4a3

max 6 guests

No smoking, No pets Dream Home Real Estate Cell # 970-445-8227


ACT Campground


1536 S. Mill Creek Dr.

Moab, UT 84532


Portal RV Resort
We still have a lot of open sites (partial and full hook-ups available)

Pack Creek Campground has availability.

As of right now we are just starting to take reservations for November.  They cannot reserve them online and would have to call us or email us for a site reservation. Thank you. Slickrock Campground  435-259-7660  or reservations.slickrock@gmail.com

OKRV Park and Canyonlands Stables $35 a night

3310 Spanish Valley Dr.

Moab, UT 84532




fax 435.259-0144

November 6, 7, 8 Availability – We have lots of cabins in several price ranges available still. We have almost all of our RV sites and all of our tent sites available still. Thanks.

Reed Pendleton

Moab Rim Campark

1900 South Highway 191

Moab, Utah 84532


Rock art sites are difficult to date. Clues are found in the subject matter on the panel, a rock wall or boulder. As days warm up in the desert, visiting rock art is a region specific point of interest requiring little demand physically to access.

Depictions of mastodon hints of a Pleistocene era, scenes involving horses necessarily occurred after 1540 A.D., at a time when Spaniards introduced horses to the New World and so on.

Two types of rock art can be found: petroglyphs and pictographs. Petroglyphs are scratched – pecked into rock surfaces. Pictographs are painted drawings. Please bring a camera or sketchbook to record these protected public treasures. Rubbings are forbidden. Touching art is forbidden, skin oil is transferred then damages the panel.

A simple pamphlet is available from the Moab Information Center providing detailed directions to sites. Or find the electronic brochure on www. Discovermoab.com. The Moab Information Center also has books that introduce readers to a plausible lifestyle of the cultures which left the motifs.

Local Moab tour companies have trips which may include stops at a rock art site, however, when it comes to definitive interpretation, even the archaeologists and historians only speculate.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 was the first law to recognize the importance of Archeological Sites. It prevented the removal of artifacts. It allowed the President to set aside federal lands as “National Monuments’. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 details prohibited activities and increased the financial and incarceration penalties. Selling, buying, transporting artifacts is unlawful. Defacing, damaging, removing items from federal sites is unlawful. Around Moab, hundreds of thousands of acres fall into the federal land category. By 1998 the ARPA was amended to establish programs to increase public awareness by land managers to protect resources.

In 2016, you are needed to help spread the word of protection of the precious places.

Mountain ranges, uncluttered landscapes, high canyon walls, peculiar rock formations, an occasional stream, flitting wildlife and a seemingly unending road, it is summer, let’s start a road trip. America has over 164,000 miles of Highways. There are around 800 distinct and diverse roads designated to be an American Byway by fulfilling one of six intrinsic qualities.  Which quality lures you? Scenery, History, Culture, Archeology, Recreation or Natural undisturbed features are mapped in corridors for the enjoyment of travelers.

In America’s southwest many a pilgrim will vie for an itinerary known as the Grand Circle. Often stemming from Las Vegas, Salt Lake City or Denver, the route is powerful. The Grand Circle regularly includes, but is not exclusive to Monument Valley, Four Corners Monument, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion National Parks. Across the nation, the Utah Office of Tourism has had Mighty 5 commercials playing on television influencing many to plan to see southern Utah’s magnificent 5: Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. There are eight National Scenic Byways in Utah and twenty one Utah Scenic Byways all told.

Interestingly, two National Parks and three scenic byways, as well as portions of the Dinosaur Diamond national Prehistoric Byway, are found in southeastern Utah near Moab. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are visually exhilarating. Besides, the fact visitors get TWO national parks from one town stay is clearly a good value.  The parks are diverse and center stage. Beyond the parks are features of chasms, crags, and dunes, with the bluest clear skies or distinct clouds set on azure or dramatically changing clouds floating low on cliff walls, peaks, and sculpted sandstone. Eyes watch for the local flora and fauna dispersed along every passage.

Moab has been the setting for movies since 1949 because these iconic landscapes are an amazing backdrop to tell a story. Travelers can download an Auto Tour Movie Locations pamphlet to connect the sights to movies with a sequence filmed in the area. Another pamphlet to download from DiscoverMoab.com/brochures.htm is the Self-Guided Auto Tours. Both of these pamphlets are handed out free by the good folks at the Moab Information Center in downtown Moab.

The National Park Service will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. There promises to be additional park programs across America to celebrate. An initiative to get in Free of Charge for 4th graders and their families into our country’s NPS treasures is a targeted opportunity to get more Americans exploring OutDoors, although the kids will be getting a view from the back seat.

Research more details using http://grandcircle.org/, http://www.visitutah.com/places-to-go/most-visited-parks/the-mighty-5, and, of course, www.DiscoverMoab.com; 435-259-8825.

Whether traveling with a significant other or the kids here are a few tips to help plan a remarkable trip for beginners. This trip is not about biking with the experienced buddies, so slow it down. Spend some time at home before your trip on skills.  Then plan your trip to do some beginner trails together and include other activities for the beginners to enjoy, while the advanced bicyclists takes that time to ride a tougher trail.

Prior to the trip some skills to work on to avoid a tender bottom while on vacation and to understand the bicycle features and your limits are:  put some time on the saddle, get everyone familiar with how the shifters work, ride around some obstacles, cones or cone pairs, and be aerobically strong.  Knowing what kind of shifters your bike will have, whether your own bike or one you will rent in Moab is very helpful.   

A Good Place to Start


  • Chilkoot Pass
  • Agate West

Chilkoot Pass and Agate West are accessed on the north end of the Klondike Bluff Area. Spend some time stooping over the ground looking at the pretty rocks along the Agate trail. Bring along the book, Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor. Read it after dinner. Have yarn or string and wire tucked away to make a necklace out of a rock that was sure to be pocketed from the Agate Trail. From this same Klondike parking lot, there is a hike to the Dinosaur Stomping Grounds. This pedestrian trail parallels the Mega Steps bike trail. Could be an opportunity to pedal a difficult bike trail, if your companion is willing to explore solo or there is a second adult to supervise the kids on the walk.


  • Rusty Spur
  • Bar M

In the BRANDS trail system, the Rusty Spur has a climb at the south most point at the switchback. Often beginners will push up this slope. This trail is short and sweet. Most of the riding is on the paved pathway. If a shuttle can be arranged to be dropped at the Brands and bike back toward town. Gauge how far is appropriate for the youth. There is a trail head to pictographs just south of the Arches National Park entrance. Park there or across the Colorado River at the intersection with Hwy 128 at the Transit Hub parking lot. Possibly plan to stop at Arches, if the road is clear cross Hwy 191 to play on the sand hill. Be sure children can grasp hand brakes for this LONG downhill. Rest frequently, little hands will tire out.

The Bar M, counter clockwise is a wide trail, some riders have difficulty with narrower singletrack like the Lazy and EZ sections. There is a cut off on a 4WD road back to the parking lot.  The north end of Bar M has a steep hill and a sandy patch.  Sometimes pushing a bike through these tears down confidence.


  • Zephr
  • Gypsy
  • Magician

Use the Midway parking lot for the KlonZo mountain bike trail system. The Midway will have to be used to get out to the Zephr, Gypsy and Magician pool.  The Carousel might be worth a try too. Exit to navigate to the junction of Roller Coaster and Midway to split for the return to the parking lot. Better riders can get in this challenging section since the beginner rider has already ridden Midway in and knows what to expect.

If all of the above trails worked out in the Klondikes and Brands, while in KlonZo , the Hotdog and the Edge could be the next level to tackle and enjoy.

Continue on the Willow Springs Road to enter Arches National Park near Balanced Rock. Look for a stop to see dinosaur tracks along the way. There will be a low informational sign off along the side to the south of the road. Just before reaching the Arches pavement a cluster of picnic tables are available for a snack or meal break.

The Moab Trail Mix has added two mountain bike loops around the Bureau of Land Management Horsethief Campground. These are first-come-first-served-$15-a-night primitive campsites off of Hwy 313. New in 2015! The Rowdy Trail is a low intermediate one and the Wrangler is for beginners. It might prove purposeful to walk along with your bicycling counterpart to provide pointers and support. The Chisholm Trail is a connector to the Magnificent 7 in Gemini Bridges should your situation be such to take a twirl from camp. OR…

It might be worthwhile to arrange to have accommodations with a hot tub to counter tired muscles for beginner adults. Kids always love water. A pool will cool them off after exercising biking. During the evening, take a restful car jaunt out to see Rock Art or if adults, live music at one of the night spots.

Set up a river rafting trip for the beginners. It includes lunch. Many of the companies provide complimentary hotel pick up from downtown locations. It will allow a whole day for the advance mountain biker to blast onto the trails requiring greater skills and strength. Do it right and your significant other or kids will be begging you to return.

For more detailed information visit our website at www.discovermoab.com or call us at 1-800-635-6622.


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