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Unread 08-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Moab - where to stay?

I didn't see much when I searched so I will ask...

I have never been to the Moab area and the wife and I are thinking of heading there at the end of Sept.

So...where do you usually stay? Any good deals besides camping and the KOA?

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Unread 08-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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Do you have AAA? Most places give discounts if you do. You can rent little cabins at KOAs for pretty cheap I think.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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The cabins at Cayonlands or Moab RV Resort are nice.
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Do you have AAA? Most places give discounts if you do. You can rent little cabins at KOAs for pretty cheap I think.
yeah we are leaning towards a KOA cabin...hard to beat $55/night!
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:37 AM   #5
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I have stayed just about everywhere in downtown and some blm land. I prefer either one of the few hotels (bowen comes to mind) or camping along 279. Most of the hotels are around 100 a night give or take. The gonzo is more expensive, heard its good, but not my type of place. There is also a hostel for some real cheap sleeps!

It really depends on what you want out of moab. Do you want "fine" dining or cooking at camp. The breweries are always a nice time, but if you camp far away, that gets old quick driving into town. I would not recommend the downtown campsite (cant remember the name, its mostly hidden behind a gas station), the tent sites are really really (really) small and it always seems packed ( I usually travel to moab around late sep, early oct.) Showers are nice, they also can be bought by out-of-towners for a nice shower before checking out the town.

There are some cabins in a rv camping site just south of the bridge into town on 191 on the right. I haven't ever stayed at that location but it looks nice, only issue is its a little out of the main part of town. So depending on how much walking you want, you may be driving.

Also check out:

Jail house cafe for breakfast

Moab Brewery for "beer" and the asiago garlic ravioli (had this twice in a row, liked it that much)

zaks for pizza

Eddie mcstiffs for variety of food, not as good as it used to be i my opinion, but still better than burger king.


Canyon lands national park via potash road (dont take the paved road off 191, its long and boring) the back road can be navigated by just about any suv.

Also take the scenic route into town if you have the time.
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Thanks for the great feedback! We will definitely try out some of those restaurants. Since we might bring our dog we are just gonna stay at the KOA cabin. The price is great and will allow us to spend money on other things like bike rentals or maybe rafting.

We will only be there for about 4 days and after Canyonlands and Arches visits I will prob only have 1-1.5 days to wheel. Ah well...should still be a great trip.

What is the scenic route into town?

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Off hwy 70 take 128 to moab instead of 191. It will take you along a nice river in the base of a canyon. Its a little longer but well worth it. Come to think of it there are some nice cabins along this road also, don't remember the name of the company or companies. Probably a bit more expensive, but it might be worth looking into. Red cliffs lodge and sorrel something if I remember right. One had horses so it might be more of a ranch type place, not really sure.

A day and a half is plenty of time to do some good wheeling. If you want a fun trail with little body damage risk but still a little technical I would recommend the fins n things trail. Depending on how much wheeling you have done in the past it may not be what you are looking for. For me, it still scares the wife so that's fun, but I know its not really that unsafe. I would think 31s would be about minimum, but I saw a near stock gc the last time I was out. It really made me a believer on what those things could do.

As for bikes poison spider bike shop has probably the best selection. I have seen 1,500 to 3,000 dollar bikes for rent there, so not complete junk. Never used them other than for a repair on my bike, so couldnt tell you prices or service. There was a new trail called baby steps when I was out last. Its off of the Klondike trail north of town. Baby steps is probably my favorite trail currently. Everyone says you have to ride the Slick Rock Trail, I disagree. I would rather spend my time riding Bartlets wash slick rock, but to each his own. I guess its not bad, but it was too crowded... that just slows down the ride. There is a good trail called the porcupine rim in that same area. Its best to take a shuttle (ask your bike rental place) as its mostly a down hill ride. Its not an easy trail (none really are in moab) so check them out before you decide which is best for your ability. Definitely pick up a 4x4 book and mountain biking book for all the trails in the area. Best of luck and hope you have fun. Oh, also don't try to do everything in 4 days. Won't happen and you will likely be back anyway in the future. I know I would if I were in colo!
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Thanks again!

Yes, we will definitely be back to Moab again I am sure!
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Eddie Mcstiff's was horrible the last two times we went there, never again for us. Zaks and the Moab Brewery are good. Moab Diner has great breakfast.

You would be fine on Fins & Things and Hells Revenge, they are both great trails close to town.
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A guy who stayed at the Super 8 there got bit by lots of bedbugs. They refused him any refund etc so he called the Utah health dept on them.
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Can't go wrong with breweries...

I think Fins & Things is a must when going to moab...especially for the first time so I will probably do that for sure. People say it is a good night trail too??

I am debating parts of Hells Revenge or maybe the Trifecta. Not sure if I have enough time to do these trails though...or if it is smart to do them by myself.
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Fins & Things is fun at night but I would not recommend it for the first time. I have run it many times and I got a little lost the first time at night. Also with the shadows it is easy to get off trail and go over some really nasty stuff.

I would not attempt the "Trifecta" alone. Poison Spider is doable alone. To run all three puts you way out in the middle of no-where and it takes a long time.

Hells Revenge would be no problem, just stay away from the optional routes.
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We usually try to stay at the Rustic Inn.. It is cheaper and very clean and quiet just off main street.. and they have super service and allow dogs. They also take triple aaa and aarp discounts. Its not fancy schmancy but well kept.
You can probably find someone to wheel with.. at HElls Revenge or Fins and things.. there is always someone about unless its after labor day.
we like Zax.. and the Moab Brewery.
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Might want to re-think taking your dog along. IIRC dogs can't leave the pavement/car in Canyonlands and Arches.
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^^^^ That is true.
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