Moab Utah is the vacation mecca. You can experience unmatched recreation for almost any outdoor activity you enjoy within minutes of downtown Moab. A quick list of fun things to do in Moab includes world class mountain biking, hiking to see loads of arches, boating the Colorado River, exploring Canyon Land and Arches National Parks, exploring world renowned jeep trails in a rental jeep or atv, and rock climbing for all abilities. Moab is a destination that offers so many high quality experiences that you will have to go back again and again. A great resource for learning more about Moab, Utah is Discover Moab.
Since there is a plethora of information about Moab and the things you can do there. We wanted to focus on a couple points that will make your trip to Moab better and easier so that you can have the best possible trip in your campervan rental from Salt Lake. The first insider tip to make your trip special is to stop at Fifth Water Hot Springs either on your way to or from Moab. Fifth Water Hot Spring is a gorgeous hot spring that flow into Diamond Fork Creek. It has several pools with varying temperatures, a waterfall, and beautiful scenery, especially in the fall when the colors are changing. It is an easy 2.5 mile hike to the hot springs on a wide trail. It is a great break in your traveling because the trail head for the hotspring is just 15 minutes down Diamond Fork Road from Highway 89 which you drive to get from Salt Lake to Moab.
Once you reach Moab you get to decide where to camp. While there are loads of options for camping it can be a little unclear where those options are and what they are like if you have not spent much time in Moab. The easiest camping option is to pull your campervan rental into an RV park with bathrooms and other amenities. Click the link here to see a map of all the RV parks near Moab. A second option is to camp at a developed BLM campground. These usually have a communal bathroom as well as flat spots to park, a picnic bench, and a fire ring. You can see a map of the developed BLM campgrounds here. They usually cost about $15 per night. Another very popular camping spot is Sand Flats Recreation Area where the Slick Rock mountain bike trail is located. This campground has the same amenities as BLM developed campgrounds. The final option is to find a spot to camp for free on BLM or Forest Service land outside of Moab. These campsites can be a little more difficult to find and more difficult to get to. Always remember to be gentle and take care of your campervan rental, especially when you are trying to find the perfect campsite. When camping on undeveloped public land, also known as primitive camping, be sure to only camp in previously established campsites away from sensitive areas like riparian zones or washes. The National Geographic Moab North map is a great help in finding primitive camping spots and general navigation around Moab. Some spots to look for primitive camping can be found by turning off of Highway 191 onto established dirt roads such as BLM 378 road to Willow Springs, Dalton Well Road, and Mill Canyon Road to name a few. Wherever you camp be sure to leave the place better than you found it.
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