Moab Adventure Center in Moab, UT, is luring people into one of the world’s most spectacular playgrounds this fall with a menu of outdoor adventure to occupy vacationers for a half day or several days paired with a regional events calendar ranging from an international film festival to pumpkin chuckin'.
“September and October are the prime months in Moab for consistently perfect weather, zany community events and backcountry trails just to yourself,” said Jamie Pearce, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center (225 South Main Street,http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).
Following are a few fall activity menu options and a fall Moab activity calendar to help coordinate an extended stay:http://moabadventurecenter.com/areainfo/calendar.php
Hummer Safari takes guests deep into the Slickrock formations that Moab is famous for.http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/
Arches Fiery Furnace Hike twists and turns among contorted orange-tan sandstone fins, towers, spires and arches within this scenic section of Arches National Park:http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/national-park/archeshike.php
Ephedras Grotto Canyoneering brings hikers across petrified sand dunes to two rappels (90 feet and 120 feet) into a sculptured underground chasm:
Moab Mountain Biking Tours for all skill levels includes a sunrise downhill tour as it descends over 3,000 feet through the golden fall foliage of the La Sal Mountains:http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/
Zip Line Adventure is the center’s latest lure atop the Moab Valley Rim, home to six thrilling zip lines and a 100-foot suspension bridge all with amazing views of Moab Valley:http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/moab-zip-line/
Some of the more noteworthy fall events in and around Moab include:
Moab Artwalk: Downtown Moab businesses and community organizations open their doors from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9 so the public can stroll through featured art exhibits.
Fee Free National Park Days / Nat'l Public Lands Day: The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees Aug. 25, Sept. 28 and Nov. 9-11 to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks.
Moab International Film Festival: Dramatic documentaries, environmental landscapes, outdoor action and more will be screened Sept. 20-22.
10th Annual M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Boogies) Skydiving Festival: Over 300 international skydivers are scheduled from Sept. 25-29 to jump from two or three giant twin-turbine airplanes 17,500 feet above the sea (13,000 feet above the ground). That's 60 seconds of freefall at 120MPH.
8th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Fest: From Oct. 24-27it’s bikes and movies. Thursday and Friday night are the movie nights at Star Hall. Saturday is race day with a Super D and a Downhill race. Saturday night is the outrageous costume party with live music at Moab Brewery. Sunday is the Dirt Jump Jam at Moab’s newly updated bike park.
Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival that raises money Oct. 26 for the Youth Garden Project is held at the Old Airport Runway, eight miles south of Moab from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for pie-eatin’ and costume contests, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, Weiner dog races, game booths, kids activities, live Bluegrass music, and slingshots, catapults, trebuchets and air cannons shooting pumpkins through the sky.
Moab Adventure Center(http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.
The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.