When summer rolls around, there’s no place better to be if you’ve got a heart for outdoor adventure than Moab, Utah. This scenic destination is a land filled with towering archways, breathtaking canyons and seemingly endless options for adrenaline-pumping fun. Whether you’re one for hiking, biking or general exploring, Moab promises to be a place that welcomes you to enjoy something new. Here are a few of those summer-focused Moab things to do that you’ll be looking forward to this year.

Horseback Riding with Moab Adventure Center

The scenery offered up in Moab is a testament to stunning natural resources, color, and designs on the part of Mother Nature. While trekking along on foot is bound to be inspiring, there’s something special about taking to horseback and making the most of the terrain. The team at Moab Adventure Center is more than happy to help visitors enjoy a horse ride that’s one of a kind while you’re here. Starting at $130 per person, this Castle Valley ride is led by a cowboy guide and gives you an authentic wild west experience over the course of three hours.

River Rafting in Moab

If you’re more intrigued by adventures on the water, a summer trip to Moab presents plenty of opportunities to enjoy river rafting in Moab at its finest. From half-morning runs down the Colorado River to multi-day excursions that bring you the ultimate sightseeing options, river rafting alongside a guide from the Moab Adventure Center is sure to be a customized thrill. On select day trips, guests can even enjoy a BBQ lunch provided at a riverside ranch.

Hot Air Balloon Adventures

If you’re excited to take your Moab adventure to new heights, booking a summer hot air balloon adventure with the team at Canyonlands Ballooning is the way to go. These sunrise tours take you up and over the sandstone that has long defined Arches National Park for sweeping views that are as thrilling as they are unforgettable. The La Sal Mountains and Canyonlands National Park are also yours for the savoring when you book a trip that takes you to a brand new vantage point within this scenic destination. Your pilot will happily point out these areas of interest along the way and will likely pepper your experience with history and intrigue as well.

Book a Moab Stay

When summer calls you to Moab, the team at Arches Vacation Rentals is here to make sure you’ve booked with the best. Contact us today for more information on our many rental options in the area and to start planning your trip!