Utah’s beautiful red rock landscape, miles of winding river for exciting water activities, mean a hands-down decision to head there for your Memorial Day plans. With highs already heading toward the 90s, you won’t want to stay outside long this Memorial Day, so you’ll want to make the most of whatever you do. You’ll still find plenty of ways to fill your time and enjoy every moment of your Moab getaway.

Arches National Park

Make sure to schedule some time to check out one of the most iconic national parks this Memorial Day. Arches National Park and its iconic natural arches and breathtaking red rock scenery is a top priority for many. With temperatures trending toward hot, you won’t want to stay there long, but the awe and natural beauty have visitors coming out in droves throughout the year. Take advantage of park entrance webcams to keep an eye on wait times and plan your visit at the best time possible. Also be aware that some of the most popular attractions like The Fiery Furnace, indoor museum exhibits, and the theater may have limited access.

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Petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock

For thousands of years, humans have left their mark on the land and tried to communicate their stories. Visitors wondering what life was like 2,000 or more years ago should head over to Newspaper Rock to “read” the news. The petroglyphs are located along the Indian Creek Corridor Scenic Byway in Bears Ears National Monument. You’ll find the communication of Native American Indians including stories, hunting patterns, crop cycles, mythology, and many other aspects of life and culture. The signs and symbols feature humans, animals, tools, and some abstract symbols modern day researchers have yet to decode.

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Giant Museum and Dinosaur Park

The Moab Giants Museum and Dinosaur Park is a place like no other. Learn about the dinosaurs that inhabited the area millions of years ago and get a chance to walk alongside their real dinosaur tracks on the dinosaur trail. The trail features over 100 life-sized dinosaurs located near the tracks believed to have been left behind by them. The “Giants” may look real and fierce enough to frighten you away, but rest assured the dinosaurs here are not alive. Bring a mask and call ahead to make sure all of the indoor and outdoor exhibits are available for viewing.

Moab Escape Rooms

Escape the heat of a Moab day. Escape rooms have become a popular attraction across the country and there’s one in Moab! Enjoy the air conditioning and test your group’s skills and teamwork. Choose one of four different themed rooms with varying degrees of ability. You have 60 minutes to find and solve all the clues to break out successfully. Please book reservations in advance online.

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Memorial Day Activities in Moab

Enjoy your Memorial Day getaway and make everlasting memories in Moab with a vacation rental provided by Arches Vacation Rentals. Be a part of a tiny community in one of our studio units featuring funky colors and décor inside and out, where front patios make way to a shared courtyard. Choose units up to six bedrooms on private grounds for more comfort and space for everyone to spread out. Make a home-cooked meal in the kitchen or stretch out and watch TV. Our unique Moab vacation rentals will keep you coming back year after year. Contact us today to book your Moab Memorial Day vacation!