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Utah

Moab

Sometimes referred to as the Mountain Bike 'Mecca', another time called 'Sportstown #1'. The visitor Center (Moab Information Center) is located at the corner of Main and Center in Moab, and offers information on recreational opportunities and visitor services throughout southeast Utah. The Visitor Center is open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In Moab you'll find plenty of nice shops, bars and restaurants, some with outdoor seating.
Nearly every Motel chain can be found in Moab, some of them allow also pets. Moab is the ideal staring point for Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Both parks are very close and are an absolute "must see" for South Utah - ...and both are very different! Check with the Visitors Center: there are many bicycle rentals and a variety of tour providers, e.g. for rafting, off-road and other activities.


Colorado River
There are several possibilities to get very close to the Colorado - you can even put your feet into the river.
Leave Moab northbound on US 191. At junction US 128 (before! you reach the bridge over the Colorado River) you turn right (east) and the road runs over many stretches along the river. The US 128 leads to the I-70 and is the best route when this is your planned direction. Another, may be even better, route to the Colorado is when you proceed on US 191 north, may be 1.25 mi until you reach US 279. Turn left and follow the road. After a while, it runs along the northern shore of the Colorado River.

Two recommended Mountain Bike trails:

White Rim Trail:
Starts in Moab and is an old 4-Wheel road along the canyon rim - approx. 340 m above the Green River and Colorado River.
Located in Canyonlands National Park, southwest of Moab. Approx. 26 mi average difficulty.
Slidrock Bike Trail
near Moab: A famous trail of this area. Gorgeous views and much off-road....
Check with the Visitor Information Center.

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