Moab Tourism

On any given day, the tourist population of Moab is probably larger than its native population. The city is surrounded by some of USA's greatest natural wonders- Rock formations, ancient dinosaur tracks, incredible lookouts, miles and miles of canyon and the waters of the Colorado River.

Its first significant role was as the river crossing area for the Old Spanish Trail. Early settlement attempts saw multiple conflicts with Native Americans. Uranium and vanadium mining began to pick up in the first quarter of the 20th century, then potash, manganese, oil and gas. But when an unexpectedly rich Uranium mine was discovered in the 1950s, the population of the town exploded. Around the same time, filmmakers began to view the exotic land as the golden standard of shooting locations. Landscape photographers further spread its fame.

Today, the entire town is thriving on tourism economy. It’s not just people who like to strike out on their own. There are many tours and travel companies that make a killing out of bringing visitors to hard to reach places.

Essential travel information and Moab tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone
  • UTC: 07:00
  • Currency: USD
  • Electricity and Internet: Plugs type A and B & 120V, 60Hz AC
  • Languages: English
  • Security: 911 is the common emergency number.
  • Tipping: 15-20% is customary for service staff; 10% for taxis.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Moab

  • How safe is Moab for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Moab.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 2.94 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 50.15 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Moab

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo