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Best Hikes in the World’s Top Desert Town: Moab, UT

Explore the desert trails surrounding one of the world's top adventure towns.

Hiking Easy, Moderate, Difficult, Severe, Extreme

Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch Photo: Scott Anderson


Drawing tourists from around the globe, the isolated desert town of Moab, Utah is one of the top adventure destinations in the world! Almost any adventurer can find an activity that will lure them into booking travel to Moab. Whether it’s mountain biking, rock climbing, 4x4 driving, dirt biking, whitewater rafting, canyoneering, or hiking, Moab has an adventure just for you!

Moab’s arches are easily its most iconic hiking attraction. While you definitely have to hike to the famous Delicate Arch, be sure to check out some of the lesser-known arches that are sometimes even more impressive.

Adding to Moab’s appeal as a hiking destination is the plethora of camping options spread throughout the region. While of course you could stay at one of the hotels or hostels in town, the BLM and private campgrounds along the rivers and high on desert plateaus offer some of the most scenic and enjoyable camping in the world.

In this guidebook, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best hiking trails in and around Moab. Ranging from short and easy to lengthy and technically-advanced, these hikes access hidden valleys, sweeping vistas, and of course, rock arches of all shapes and sizes.

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