Bucket List Adventures Near Moab for Couples

By Redtail Air Adventures

Utah is a well known hot spot for family vacations, exploring with friends, and solo adventuring alike. It is also one of the greatest destinations to embark on an adventurous romantic getaway! Whether rafting on iconic rivers, biking world class trails, reveling in incredible desert sunsets, or soaking in natural hot springs — Utah has so much to offer to you and your partner a romantic getaway.

Trying new activities together is a great way to spice up and strengthen any relationship. Sharing in these Utah desert adventures together will leave you with laughs and memories that will last a lifetime! 

Take a Romantic Flightseeing Tour at Sunset Over Canyonlands

At Redtail Air Adventures in Moab, we are very excited about our sunset flightseeing tour — Canyonlands National Park at sunset! Enjoying a romantic sunset with your partner is always special, and doing so from the sky is even better! Taking an airplane tour at sunset will give you spectacular views of the geology under the red and orange hues of the setting sun. Be sure to bring along a camera, you will want to capture the sweet memories and gorgeous scenery.

 

Couples Hike Through The Narrows in Zion National Park

If you and your partner aren’t afraid to get your feet wet, ‘The Narrows’ in Zion is a hike that is hard to beat. It can be done from the bottom-up or from the top-down as a day-long through-hike, or you can opt to take an overnight backpacking trip. If you choose the latter, be sure to obtain a permit and book a shuttle reservation in advance! More information on this world-famous trek can be found here on the National Park Service website.

Adventurous Date Rafting the Colorado River

During the hot summer months in the Moab desert, it is hard to find an activity more refreshing than river rafting! Our friends at Wild West Voyages can help you and your partner book the perfect rafting adventure. If rafting isn’t your idea of a romantic getaway in Utah (or fun date activity), they also offer kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Ski Park City

If your trip to Utah is planned in the winter, be sure to take advantage of the world-class skiing available! Park City, Utah is a beautiful mountain town that you shouldn’t miss out on. Park City Mountain has over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, and 60% of it is suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier, Park City is sure to impress for a romantic getaway. 

Mountain Bike on Moab Slickrock

Biking is one of the most popular things to do in Moab. Whether you have biked for years, or you are new to the sport, Moab has biking trails suitable for everyone! Many of the trails have sections of smooth, weathered sandstone known as ‘slickrock’. It is a feature that is very unique to the desert landscape. Pop into Poison Spider Bicycles for trail suggestions, bike rentals, and any gear you might need! Be sure to carry plenty of water and snacks with you.

Enjoy a Romantic Soak in Diamond Fork Hot Springs

After long days of adventuring in the desert, your body might need a little TLC! You can enjoy beautiful waterfalls and relaxing hot springs from Three Forks Trailhead in Diamond Fork Canyon, or from the Rays Valley Trailhead (on Rays Valley Road, north of Hwy 6). While these hot springs are a few hours’ drive from Moab, they are close to Park City and Salt Lake City. The hike is rated as easy, and it is 4.5 miles out and back.

Cowboy Camp Under the Stars During Your Romantic Getaway

What they say is true, some of the best things in life are free! Spring and summer are the best seasons to camp under the stars in Moab, Utah. You don’t even need a tent, although having one, just in case, is never a bad idea! While the days may be hot, the nights are typically cool and comfortable. You might even catch a few shooting stars! You can choose to stay at a designated campsite, or explore the endless public lands to find your own peaceful and romantic place to sleep. The options are endless! 

When it comes to planning a romantic getaway in Southern Utah, it is hard to find a destination better than the Moab area. There are endless opportunities for fun and adventure everywhere you look. Sharing new experiences and quality time with one another is a great way to grow and strengthen any romantic relationship. We hope that this list gives you a few ideas for your next romantic getaway. Happy traveling! 

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