Moab, Utah is THE Place to Be This September

The local inhabitants of Moab, Utah can’t wait until Labor Day, the start of their favorite season. The summer heat has mellowed, the hordes of tourists have moved on and festival season begins. It’s also prime time to do that last raft trip of the season, lace up the boots for an all-day national park hike or top off the fat tires on that mountain bike.

“Here in one of the world’s most spectacular natural playgrounds, September can fool visitors into thinking we have endless summer,” explains Jamie Pearce, longtime resident and manager of the one-stop shop for outdoor activity, the Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/). “The climate is still great with daytime temperatures averaging in mid-80’s F. It’s also again possible to snag a table at a favorite restaurant without a long wait!”

Pearce’s favorite fall event is the Annual Moab Music Festival (its 23rd year) scheduled for Sept. 3-14, 2015.  “Music in Concert with the Landscape” features concerts that are staged inside a natural grotto, in private homes, at ranches, and various red rock venues around Moab. Performances celebrate old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe.

Moab Music Festival is the first in a fall lineup that includes a challenging bike race, a downtown art walk, GLBTQ Pride Festival and the ‘Mother of All Boogies’ where participants worldwide converge on Moab for four full days of skydiving. These special events compliment a smorgasbord of outdoor adventures in and around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/areainfo/calendar.php

On Sept. 26 visitors will enjoy a National Park Fee Free Day. Utah’s parks are joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees for several days in 2015 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks. For more information visit nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

The leading purveyor of outdoor recreation in the region, Moab Adventure Center recently accepted its fifth consecutive TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for its active Day Tours which automatically inducts them into their hallowed “Hall of Fame,” an honor Pearce and her crew take very seriously. Fall travelers can expect VIP treatment when engaging in these popular September activities:

Hiking – guided and self-guided

Countless one-of-a-kind arches, sandstone formations and panoramic vistas provide options all within minutes of downtown Moab. Two of the most common areas for hiking and exploring are nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/hiking.php

Colorado River Rafting

What spring, summer or fall bucket list doesn’t have rafting the mighty Colorado River? By standup paddleboard, jet boat, oar or paddle raft, adventurers can experience stretches of whitewater, scenic floats and iconic red rock canyons. A full day Westwater Canyon trip (offered thru 9/18) is at its best in September when lower water reveals fun rapids.  See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/

Hummer Tours

Professional guides climb to the top of seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks behind the wheel of custom Hummer® vehicles with raised seating in the rear for optimum passenger viewing. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/

Mountain Biking

Moab, Utah has become the undisputed mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its stunning red rock terrain, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced. MAC offers professionally guided mountain biking tours on all of area’s classic routes. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/

Climbing & Canyoneering

Professional instructors introduce or review the fundamentals based on one’s experience, then adapt the climbing or canyoneering accordingly to pace and skills. See more at: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/

Shopping

Lined with Native American art galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoor clothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah is a shopper’s delight. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/shopping.php

About Moab Adventure Center
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. 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.

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