Forge your own path through the rock arches, canyon-carving rivers, and ever-present ancient cultures of Southeastern Utah with Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks. Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks features:
Full coverage of both national parks and their surrounding areas, with chapters covering Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, and the Southeastern Corner
Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long trip covering both, including the best ways to avoid the crowds
The top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Climb dramatic stone bridges and slickrock bluffs to Delicate Arch, and find the perfect spot for a red rock photo-op. Join a ranger-led hike through Arches’ Fiery Furnace, or a half-day rafting tour down the Colorado River. Hike to mesa-top vistas, mountain bike through high-desert canyons, and explore countless backcountry trails. Visit the Ancestral Puebloan preservation at Hovenweep National Monument, and enjoy a couple microbrews with mountain biking locals in Moab
Strategies for getting to both parks and traveling between them
Honest advice on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best places to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at a B&B
Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Bluff and Moab
Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
Expert tips from seasoned explorers W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, and more, plus essential health and safety information
Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps, marked with duration, elevation change, and effort
Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
With Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks‘ curated advice, myriad activities, and expert insight, you can explore the parks your way.
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