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Moab Area Travel Council

The Moab Area Travel Council seeks to improve the local economy by promoting and supporting recreation, tourism and conventions in a manner that promotes and protects the beauty and scenery of our natural environment.

Moab is located within Grand County which contains some of the world's most spectacular scenery.  Within its boundaries lie Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, Manti-La Sal National Forest, the Colorado River, and an abundance of Bureau of Land Management Recreation Areas.  This region is an outdoor wonderland for hikers, bikers, sightseers, photography buffs, rafters, golfers, four wheelers, hunters, fishers, heritage culture seekers, and much more.  

Moab, the county seat, is the only town in Utah located on the Colorado River.  The rugged and beautiful desert landscape surrounding town invites exploration by automobile, mountain bike, 4-wheel drive vehicle, raft, kayak, canoe or on foot.  The La Sal Mountains, just 18 miles to the southeast, provide a spectacular backdrop for most activities in the Moab area.  Refreshing mountain meadows, lakes and streams abound in picturesque pine, spruce, fir, and aspen forests. The lush mountain valleys and alpine beauty provide striking contrast to the panoramic view of the deserts and canyons below. 

With its combination of varied types of terrain and spectacular scenery, Moab has become known as a Mountain Biking Mecca for enthusiasts from all over the world. Mountain bikers of all skill levels will find trails to their liking in the Moab area.  Moab is also the home of the world-famous Slickrock Bike Trail and several major annual bicycle events, including Outerbike and the Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival . 

Grand County is also blessed with an abundance of river recreation opportunities.  Visitors may select river adventures ranging from heart pounding whitewater adventure in Cataract and Westwater Canyons,  family-oriented moderate whitewater trips on the Colorado River north of Moab, to tranquil calm water float trips down the Green River.

The varied topography found in Grand County offers excellent, and practically unlimited, recreational opportunities throughout the year.  


  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Golfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Extreme Sports
  • Photography
  • Four Wheeling, ATV & UTV Riding
  • Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Jet Boating, Paddle Boarding
  • Museum Hopping
  • Swimming
  • Rock Hounding
  • Winery Tours
  • Scenic Flights, Skydiving, B.A.S.E. Jumping, Zipling

Services Available for Tour Operators 

  • Area step-on guides/multi-lingual
  • Destination planner and visitor guide
  • Tour operator Manual and Planner
  • Video
  • Color Slides
  • Information Packets
  • Regional Itinerary assistance
  • Local Business Liaison Contact

Dining & Entertainment

  • Chuckwagon Dinners with Western Entertainment
  • Evening cruise along the Colorado River, with a sound and light show
  • Fine Dining at specialty restaurants
  • Micro Brewery Restaurants

Calendar of Events

Annual events include sports tournaments, music festivals, art festivals, film festivals, rodeo's, marathons, fat tire festivals, square dance festivals, annual jeep safari and jamboree, barrel racing, car shows, rock & gem shows and so much more. Our Calendar of Events page has a complete schedule of events.

Event Grants

The Moab Area Travel Council will provide grant assistance to organizations to aid in the development of tourism. The purpose of the grant is to increase the level of tourism in Grand County through new or fledgling events that could become annual events. For guidelines and an application, visit


Executive Director
Elaine Gizler

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 550
Moab, UT 84532

Delivery Address
84 North 100 East
Moab, UT 84532


Group Tour Planning/Media Information Website


Travel Industry Association of America

National Tour Association

Grand Circle
Grand Circle Assocation

Utah Tourism Industry Association

Additional Info

Grand County Utah's Official Website contains additional information about the Travel Council, including meeting schedules and minutes.

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