Making time to get away from it all and enjoy a well-deserved vacation is key to balance in life. It’s important to make time for rest and relaxation in a space that’s as fun as it is inspiring. While the tranquility is important, sometimes incorporating educational value into the journey as well makes it that much sweeter. Whether you’re looking for an engaging getaway destination or are hoping to craft an experience that benefits young learners in your family, Moab, Utah is a place that has it all. The following are just a few of many educational stops to integrate into your journey to Moab when you can’t wait to learn, enjoy, and savor the experience.

Moab Rock Shop

From captivating stone arches and seemingly endless canyons to fossils, fantastic cliffsides, and beyond, the terrain that Moab calls it’s own is one of the most appealing aspects of a trip this way. It’s also an invitation to learn more about geology with a stop at the Moab Rock Shop while you’re in town. Located at 600 N. Main Street, the Moab Rock Shop is a great place to pick up a unique souvenir or two, while also getting a hands-on look at the many minerals, fossils, and stones that have come to define the Moab landscape. Whether it’s a sparkling crystal or mesmerizing fossil that piques your interest, the Rock Shop has it all and the staff on-site are happy to answer questions about the role these items play in the terrain. This stop even offers geology maps for those looking to get out and explore and learn more about the area.

Moab Giants

Modern Moab is undeniably fascinating, but those with a heart for history are often drawn to this destination thanks to its prehistoric roots! Moab is known as a place where dinosaurs once roamed in abundance and today, the story of incredible creatures can be followed at an open-air museum known as Moab Giants. Located at 112 UT-313, Moab Giants gives guests a chance to trek along the pathways that dinosaurs once did while enjoying lifesize replicas along the way. Explore authentic fossils, learn about the technology that helps paleontologists uncover secrets of the past, and follow it all up with a trip through the on-site prehistoric aquarium.

Delicate Arch

The landscape of Moab is dotted with inspiring stone arches, over 2,000 of which are found in Arches National Park alone. The formation of these arches is a lesson in and of itself and the results achieved by centuries of work on the part of mother nature can be encountered in person with a trip this way. Planning a hike to one of the most iconic arches known as Delicate Arch is a must for those inspired by nature’s designs. As moving underground salt beds and above ground water and ice paired up over time, it chipped away at overlying sandstone, leaving these incredible arch formations behind. At 45 feet high and 32 feet wide, Delicate Arch is breathtaking. The 3-mile trail winding through the park up to Delicate Arch is a great trek and also includes options to admire Ute petroglyphs on nearby rock walls.

Make the Most of Y our Journey to Moab

When you’re looking forward to an amazing Moab adventure, the team at Arches Vacation Rentals has the accommodations ready that you deserve. Contact us today to learn more and to begin planning.