Moab, Utah – CFI’s Home

We love it here! Moab is a small town, population: 5500 at an elevation of 4025 feet above sea level. We are surrounded by an incredible landscape and far from major cities. The Colorado River passes just north and west of Moab. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are a few miles from downtown. Recreation opportunities abound. Canyon hiking, pictograph sites, world class mountain bike and jeep trails, and even dinosaur tracks are easily accessible in and around Moab.


Moab is a small town surrounded by hundreds of miles beautiful canyon country. (Photo by Vicky Devine)

Area Travel Planning Web Sites

Go-Utah: State wide travel with links to each area
Moab-Utah: Moab Information Site
Discover Moab: Local Travel Council
Moab Utah: Local Chamber of Commerce
Canyonlands Region: Travel Resources
Arches National Park: US Government page
Canyonlands National Park: US Government page
River Recreation Opportunities: Colorado various sections, Dolores
San Juan County Visitor Information: SE Utah Tourism Info
Sheri Griffith Expeditions: River journeys in the American west.


Moab Times Newspaper
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Cortez Journal

Parks and Campgrounds

Arches National Park Campground (435) 719-2299
Canyonlands National Park Campground (435) 259-4712 or 719-2313
Dead Horse Point State Park Campground (800) 322-3770
Colorado National Monument (Grand Junction, CO) (970) 858-3617
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Grand Junction, CO) (970) 641-2337
BLM Big Bend, Goose Island & other Campgrounds (435) 259-6111
Sandflats Recreation Area (Moab Slickrock Bike Trail) (435) 259-2444
Green River State Park Campground (435) 564-3633

CFI Recommended Accommodations

Big Horn Lodge - Five miles from Arches National Park
Moab Retreat House - Minutes from Arches and Slickrock

Places to Hike and Visit

All the Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas listed above
Moab Area BLM (Bureau of Land Management non-fee) Recreation Sites; (435) 259-6111
Fisher Towers: 3 miles East of Professor Valley on Hwy. 128
Negro Bill Canyon & Morning Glory Natural Bridge: 5 miles east of Moab on Hwy. 128
National Park Service Southeast Utah Group:
Call for educational group fee waivers; (435) 719-2100
Arches National Park is 5 miles north of Moab
Canyonlands N. P. Island-in-the-Sky Unit is 35 miles north of Moab
Canyonlands N. P. Needles Unit is 50 miles south of Moab
Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments are about 1/2 day drive south of Moab


John Wesley Powell River History Museum: Green River, UT (435) 564-3427
Dan O’Laurie Canyon Country Museum: Moab (435) 259-7985
Dinosaur Discovery Museum: Fruita, CO (970) 858-7282
Edge of the Cedars Park and Museum: Blanding, UT (435) 678-2238
Anasazi Heritage Center: Dolores, CO (970) 882-4811

Denver-Moab – 6hrs/360m

Salt Lake-Moab – 5hrs/235m

Phoenix-Moab – 9hrs/463m

Grand Junction-Moab – 2hrs/113m

Travel Recommendations

Your best option may be driving from home by school bus, rented vans, or charter motor coach.

Fly to a City in our Region and Rent or Charter a Vehicle.
Chartered motor coaches or buses may be able to drop and pick-up participants at the Field Camps or river trip boat ramps.

Local Transportation

Moab Taxi service 435-210-4297

Auto Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Moab Airport; N HWY 191 MM 148; MOAB, UT 84532    Tel.: (435) 259-8505. All others serve SLC and Grand Junction: Avis, Budget, Hertz and Dollar. All the above rental agencies have nationwide toll free numbers and reservation web sites.