Must-Do in Moab

You can't leave Moab without hitting these four trails.

Greg Heil

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Delicate Arch

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Lots of rock formations to view along the way.

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Sun setting on Delicate Arch

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A nice benchcut trail along the way.

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Looking back up The Whole Enchilada toward the La Sal mountains. Photo: Stanislav Sedov via Flickr Creative Commons

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Mountain biking The Whole Enchilada. Photo: Stanislav Sedov via Flickr Creative Commons

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Enjoying the lower sections of The Whole Enchilada. Photo: Stanislav Sedov via Flickr Creative Commons

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Round Mountain in the Castle Valley, as seen from The Whole Enchilada. Photo: Stanislav Sedov via Flickr Creative Commons

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View of the Colorado River. Photo: Greg Heil

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View of the La Sal Mountains. Photo: Greg Heil

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Classic spray painted dots show the route on Slickrock. Photo: Greg Heil

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Riding the Slickrock Trail. Photo: Trailsource.com via Flickr Creative Commons

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Riding the Slickrock Trail. Photo: Trailsource.com via Flickr Creative Commons

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Rider: Greg Heil

by Mike De La Rosa

Description

Calling an adventure an absolute must-do is a bold claim, which is why this list is so short. Sure, there are tons of fantastic, even world-class, adventures to explore in Moab, but must dos? Well, these four adventures undoubtedly fit the bill.

Everyone has to hike to Delicate Arch at least once. To make the most of the experience, try to go on a weekday when the crowds are thinner.

Next, The Whole Enchilada is one of the highest-acclaimed mountain bike trails in the world! If you're a rider, you have to hop on a shuttle and shred as much of this epic route as the snow levels will allow.

Dead Horse Point is one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world, so you better go get a snap for the 'Gram, huh?

Finally, cap your must-do experience with a visit to the Slickrock Trail. Whether you bike, hike, run, or even dirt bike or 4x4 (not on the Slickrock trail, but on other nearby trails that intersect with it), the bald rock domes in this area create an otherworldly landscape that you have to experience first-hand.

Adventures

The Whole Enchilada

One of the most epic mountain bike rides of all time, the Whole Enchilada drops over 9,000 feet of vertical and passes through every climate zone imaginable, from high alpine tundra to desert.

Slickrock

One of the original world-famous mountain bike trails, the unique slickrock slabs provide an otherworldly ride experience