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If you’re a frequent visitor of Moab, you’ve probably done the same things a few times: hiking to Delicate Arch, enjoying the views at Dead Horse Point, taking a quick dip in the Colorado River...but maybe it’s time to shake things up! 

 

For such a small town, Moab is absolutely packed with things to do, so if you’re looking for a new activity during your next visit, you don’t have to look far! 

 

With the help of DiscoverMoab.com, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 unique things to do in Moab, Utah. From dinosaur hunts to hot air ballooning, you’re guaranteed to find something memorable. 

1. Nighttime Riverboat Ride and Light Show

 

A cowboy-style dinner and a show, all set against the backdrop of some of Utah’s most gorgeous natural scenery? We’ll take it! 

 

This tour company offers families an unforgettable nighttime river experience. You start with a cowboy Dutch-oven dinner in a dining room with full views of the Colorado River. Next, everyone hops in a boat as a knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you upriver while the sun sets.

 

Once it’s dark, they illuminate the river canyon with a 40,000-watt light show, complete with music and narration as guests learn about the geological and cultural history of the area (Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). 

2. Family Dinosaur Field Trip

 

Are your kids crazy for dinosaurs? Get the whole family involved in their passion for fossils with a fun day of dino-centric activities. 

 

DiscoverMoab.com has a few free dinosaur exploration days planned around the best attractions in the area, including life-size casts, museums, 3D movies, and -- best of all -- real dinosaur tracks! 

 

Click here for more information. 

3. Ballooning

 

Seeing Moab from the air is an experience few get to enjoy….and even fewer get to enjoy it from a real hot air balloon! 

 

This is one of those experiences that’s on everyone’s bucket list, so why don’t you be the one who actually does it? 

 

Click here for more information.

4. Night Skies

 

Did you know Moab is famous for its dazzling night skies? 

 

The land around Moab has some of the darkest skies in the United States. They’re so important to locals that the city actually has strict light pollution laws to preserve as much darkness as possible so everyone can view the brilliant display.

 

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are great places to see the stars, but they’re visible on almost any public land surrounding Moab -- you just have to get a bit out of town.

 

Click here for more information. 

5. La Sal Mountains

 

Between the red rock national parks, hiking, Jeeping, rafting, biking, and more, most visitors don’t spend much time in the nearby La Sal Mountains! However, these mountains really hit the spot if you’re in the mood for some wooded hiking, fishing, or just for one of Utah’s most scenic drives. 

 

Click here for a list of things to do in the La Sal Mountains.