The Best Rock Climbing in Moab

Looking for the best rock climbing in Moab? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Moab. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Moab

  • Moab, Utah

    Rock Climbing Moab's Wall Street

    4.3
    Moab's Wall Street is exactly what it sounds like, but nothing like the "Wall Street" you're familiar with. Several miles off Highway 279, it hugs the Colorado River on one side and a towering 500ft sandstone wall littered with climbing routes on the other. There is easy access to all of the clim...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp Goose Island Campground

    4.7
    Many of the campground in Arches National Park are extremely hard to book and almost impossible to get walk-in spots during the peak season in this area. However, the Colorado River near Moab has an abundance of beautiful campsites along its shore. Highway 128 heads northwest out of Moab followin...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Rappel the Granstaff Canyon

    4.0
    4.5 mi / -500 ft gain
    The Granstaff Canyon is a beautiful, red rock canyon just outside of Moab, nestled up against the Colorado River. For those with canyoneering or climbing experience, this canyon is simple enough to run. After an initial one hour (ish) hike in from the parking spot, the rappels are close together ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at King's Bottom

    4.0
    Kane Creek is a massive canyon, with the Colorado river at it's feet and red cliffs towering on either side. There are numerous trail heads and campgrounds the farther you explore into the canyon. However, these sites fill up fast. The canyon restricts camping to only designated sites, capping th...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Williams Bottom Campground in Moab

    4.0
    Williams Bottom Campground and its 17 first-come first-serve campsites are tucked into the side of the Colorado River Canyon on Utah Highway 279 aka "Potash Road" just 15 minutes from downtown Moab. It is commonly known as one of *the* rock climbing campground on the west side of Moab, as there a...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Night Photography at Corona Arch

    5.0
    3 mi
    First and foremost: Don't attempt to climb the arch at night. It's potentially unsafe and the BLM has banned roped activities meaning that you would have to go ropeless. Save this activity for the daytime or avoid it altogether. This is a quick 1.5 mile one-way hike to the arch. The trail is well...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Funnel Arch Trail

    0.54 mi / 318 ft gain
    Funnel Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Moab, Utah

    Rappel Big Horn Canyon

    3.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    This canyon requires an Arches Canyoneering Permit, two 60m ropes, 100 ft of webbing, and your normal canyoneering kit. To reach the parking for the canyon, drive five miles or so into Arches until you reach a bridge.  Shortly after the bridge, there will be a pull-off to the left where you can ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Climb Owl Rock in Arches National Park

    4.0
    Owl Rock is a fun, 100' single pitch spire right in the middle of Arches National Park. The approach is minimal, just a few minutes walk from the parking lot, and there's plenty of room at the base to set up for a nice day under the sun. It's a popular spot, so in case there's a short line, bring...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Summit Elephant Butte

    1.27 mi / 492 ft gain
    Elephant Butte sits at 5653 ft. and is the highest point in Arches National Park. It requires two rappels using a 60m rope. In addition to this, it requires some short sections of low fifth class scrambling that can be difficult on wet rock. The approach starts at Garden of Eden trailhead. ...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Parriott Mesa Trail

    2.83 mi / 981 ft gain
    Parriott Mesa Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Moab, Utah.
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  • Grand County, Utah

    Hike Devils Garden Primitive Loop in Arches

    4.9
    7 mi / 1204 ft gain
    This adventure begins at Devils Garden, which is a hotspot in Arches National Park. Most people take the shorter route to see Landscape Arch and then turn around, but the Primitive Loop, while challenging at times, is completely worth it. Starting from Landscape Arch, the loop will take you to se...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Descend MMI Canyon

    3 mi / 700 ft gain
    For this descent you will need to be comfortable with 4th class slick rock, have two 60m ropes, and an Arches National Park canyoneering permit along with your usual canyon kit. MMI Canyon can be accessed with 4WD/AWD as long as it has not rained.  The pin on the map will take you to this locati...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Rock Climb Dragonfly Canyon

    5 mi / 400 ft gain
    This canyon is a bit more advanced as it requires a mandatory swim and most likely a section of wet pot holes to surmount which, if dry, can also pose their own challenge. You will need standard canyoneering gear as well as two 60m ropes for the last rappel. Start by parking on a small pullout on...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Descend Lost and Found Canyon

    4 mi / 600 ft gain
    For this descent you will need two 60 meter ropes, an Arches National Park canyoneering permit, be comfortable with 4th class slick rock, and have your usual canyoneering kit.  This canyon does require some basic chimneying and canyoneering climbing techniques as well. The trailhead can be reache...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Climb Moab's Ancient Art, Fisher Towers Area

    5.0
    This is one of the most popular towers in the Moab area and for good reason. It's well-protected, has super fun movement and variety, and the final spire summit will get your blood pumping.  Aside from a few bolted moves that go around 5.10+ (or A0), most of the route is pretty cruiser ranging fr...
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