Moab Auto Tour Itinerary

Moab Auto Tour

3 Days 2 Nights

This itinerary highlights the best roadside scenery you will find in the Moab area. Please realize, this just scratches the surface of adventure possibilities here. If you have the time, consider our Moab adventure itinerary.

Day 1

Drive to Moab

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Check in at your Accommodations

Eat Lunch in Moab.

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Tour Arches National Park (4 hours)

Drive the park's paved roads through the Windows Section, up to Delicate Arch Viewpoint, then up to Devil's Garden. As you enter the park you'll be given a Map that shows these attractions. Roads and turnoffs are signed. This drive is especially beautiful just before sunset.

Main Points of Interest:

  • Park Avenue
  • Balanced Rock
  • Windows Section
  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint
  • Devils Garden- (Landscape Arch)

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Eat Dinner in Moab. Click here for restaurants.

Day 2

Eat Breakfast, Pack lunch.

Tour Dead Horse Point (2 hours)

Dead Horse Point State Park offers a spectacular vista providing with views of Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River. From Moab, drive north on Hwy 191 for about 12 mi/19 km to Hwy 313 and take the signed turnoff to Dead Horse Point. Follow Hwy 313 for about 22 mi/35 km as it winds to the top of the plateau and then south to Dead Horse Point.

Picnic lunch at Dead Horse Point

Tour Canyonlands National Park- Island in the Sky District (4 hours)

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Island in the Sky comprises the northern portion of Canyonlands National Park. From Dead Horse Point, return north on Hwy 313 for 7 mi/11 km to the junction with the Grand View Point Road and then drive the Grand View Road south into Canyonlands. Stop at the Visitors� Center to pick up a map and information before continuing to the lookout points.

Main Points-of-interest:

  • Mesa Arch
  • Grandview Point
  • Upheaval Dome
  • Green River Overlook

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Day 3

Pack your bags and check out of your accommodations

Drive the La Sal Mountain Loop Backroad. (3 hours)

From Moab, drive south on Hwy 191 for about 8 miles to the signed Las Sal Mountain Loop Road turnoff. Follow the paved La Sal Mountain Road as it winds up into the mountains. Stop occasionally to enjoy the views down into the red rock canyons. Note the contrast between the lush alpine forests and the desert canyons in the distance. The La Sal Mountain Road is about 36 miles.

Follow the La Sal Mountain Loop Road down through Castle Valley as it continues down to Scenic Byway, Hwy 128, just northeast of Moab. Hwy 128 parallels the Colorado River back to Hwy 191 in Moab. Stop for lunch at one of the Adventure Lodges on Hwy 128 and enjoy views of the Colorado River.

Continue home.

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