Top Adventures in San Juan County

  • Explore Looking Glass Arch

    Getting there:From Moab, follow Highway 191 south for about 23 miles until you get to Looking Glass Road/Co. Rd. 131. Take a right and follow the road for about 2 miles and then turn left into the parking lot.It is only about 0.10 miles from the p...

  • Hiking to Wilson Arch

    To get to Wilson Arch, drive south of Moab on US-191 S for about 25 miles. The arch is right off US-191S and there is parking on either side of the highway. Keep an eye out after you pass the LaSal Junction - the arch is visible from the road.From...

  • Climb Mount Tukuhnikivatz

    From the parking area at La Sal Pass, follow a well defined but unmapped trail though meadow, brief forest, and then switchbacks up the prominent ridge just east of the summit ridge of Mt Tuk. Once on the ridge bear west (climbers left) along the ...

    6 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Climb Mount Peale

    From the parking area at La Sal Creek, just east of Medicine Lake examine the mountain and identify the prominent gully which feeds into La Sal Creek. Follow the old road bed north until its end and then travel cross country. Ascend the gully the ...

    5 miles 2721 ft gain

  • Camp at Kens Lake Campground

    Ken's Lake is an excellent location for peace and quiet. It is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and you can register on site or the reservation system at Recreation.gov. There are three group sites and 30 tent sites so relatively small. F...

  • Explore Faux Falls

    Faux Falls is located near the Ken's Lake campground off Route 191, 20 minutes south of Moab. When I was there it was during several days of thunderstorms. The waterfall was really gushing. Not sure how much water is running when there hasn't been...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Rock Climbing in Indian Creek

    Just outside the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and 40 miles south of Moab lies one of the greatest crack climbing destinations in the world. Indian Creek is home to world famous routes such as "Supercrack of the Desert" 5.10 "Way R...

  • Camp at Hamburger Rock

    Hamburger Rock is a small BLM campground with 10 sites based around an interesting rock outcropping. Each site can accommodate around 6 campers, 2 tents, and 2 cars. The bathrooms here are very basic, open-top pits, and no other services are off...

  • Explore Needles Overlook

    About 1.5 hours from Moab on BLM land, Needles Overlook sits on a peninsula of rock 1600 ft. above southern Canyonlands NP. The views from here are just as commanding as Island in the Sky in Canyonlands, but with a lot fewer people due to its iso...

  • Camp at the Ledges Camping Area off of Kane Creek Road

    The turn off for Kane Creek Rd. is directly before the McDonald's on the right side of the road. A right turn takes you through small residential area and then places you on a dirt road continuing into the canyon. The road narrows a bit, switch ba...

  • Ride the Whole Enchilada Mountain Bike Trail

    The Whole Enchilada trail covers a massive expanse of terrain and varying climates. The trail passes through a variety of terrains in very remote locations. Be sure to pack as much food and water as possible and be prepared to service your own mec...

    26.8 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Climbing in Indian Creek

    Come November most climbers are missing rock season. It's too cold. There's snow on the ground. There are lots of reasons why you can't climb in my native state, Montana, come November. So when some friends want to head to Moab to go climb in the ...

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    • Monticello, Utah

      Windwhistle Group Site

      Overview The Windwhistle Group Site is ideal for small gatherings looking for a quiet retreat. The parking is limited and you must walk in to the site. Within close proximity to national parks a...

    • Monticello, Utah

      Indian Creek Falls Group Site

      Overview The Indian Creek Falls Group Site is ideal for groups wishing to recreate in the Indian Creek Corridor or to be close to Canyonlands National Park. The site is situated in a small bowl ju...

    • Moab, Utah

      Creek Pasture Group Site

      Overview The Creek Pasture Group Site at Creek Pasture Campground is ideal for large groups wishing to recreate in the Indian Creek area, or camp close to the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Cr...

    • Moab, Utah

      Canyonlands National Park Needles District Campground

      Overview The Needles Campground and group sites are located deep within the southern portion of Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah. The Needles District is 1.25 hours driving time from ...

    • Moab, Utah

      Kens Lake Group Sites

      Overview The Ken's Lake Group Sites are ideal for those wishing to be close to Moab, but away from the local highways. The lake offers swimming, paddle-boarding, limited boating and fishing. Hikin...

    • Moab, Utah

      Moab Koa

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