The landscapes in and around Moab, Utah, are chock-full of opportunities for those seeking a little extra thrill out of their adventures.

By Redtail Air Adventures

Looking for an adrenaline rush? You can find them in spades in the red rocks of Moab. From suspending yourself hundreds of feet in the air to flying down a dirt trail on a mountain bike, there are endless opportunities to get your heart pumping, your hands sweaty, and your pulse jumping (in the best way possible).

Thrill-seekers come from around the globe to play on all of Moab’s playgrounds, thanks to the towering rock features, hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and ATV trails, campsites, rock, and climbing crags. Looking out on Moab’s rugged, rocky terrain, you may say, “only experts can handle that kind of adventure.” And that may be true for some excursions, but we’re here to tell you there are more than enough adventures in Moab that anyone can enjoy!

Here are some Moab adventures that will give you the adrenaline rush you crave.

Best Adventures in Moab for Everyone

Here are some adventures you don’t need any experience to try! These trips can be enjoyed by families, friend groups, couples, or anyone looking for an easy-to-do adventure.

Moab Airplane Tours

Moab airplane tours will cover hundreds of miles of stunning red rock views between 30 minutes and three hours. See the Delicate Arch, the twisting and turning Colorado River, and several iconic rock features for the ultimate aerial adventure in Moab.

The Canyonlands Airplane Tour is a perfect trip over some of the most remote and unforgettable areas around Moab. You will fly over every must-see view in this expansive park, pointing out every remote sight unreachable by foot or car.

view from an airplane flying over canyonlands national park

Moab Helicopter Tours

Helicopter tours give you access to more views and flexibility than any other aerial adventure. Hover over some of the most stunning views you can find in Moab’s red rocks. 

For the ultimate golden-dipped aerial adventure, embark on the Canyon Country Sunset Helicopter Tour. You will catch stunning areas of Moab at golden hour, the absolute best time to take in the beauty of the red rocks.

view of a sunset over the desert from a helicopter

Nature Hikes in Moab

The state parks, national parks, and BLM land around Moab all have easily accessible hiking trails for all hiking levels. From family-friendly excursions to day-long treks, Moab hiking is an adventure you can find a thousand times over

For an easy-to-complete hike, take your friends, family, or four-legged adventurer on the Mill Creek Trail in Southeast Moab for a mellow hike and a refreshing dip. For a challenging all-day experience, the Druid Arch Trail in Canyonlands National Park feels like an achievement to complete (and comes with several rewarding views).

person hiking in moab with rock formations behind them

Moab Zipline Adventures

Fly through the air over some spectacular desert views on a zipline adventure! These zipline adventures cross bridges and connect you to a thrilling way to see Moab. Groups with kids as young as eight can enjoy this adventure, making it a perfect activity for families needing a hiking break. 

This Moab zipline tour has six different lines to fly down and a giant 100-foot suspension bridge that gives a great (yet secure) thrill everyone will love.

flying through the air on a moab zipline tour

Best Adrenaline Activities for Thrill Seekers in Moab

Moab ATV Tours

There are several dusty trails to rip down on an ATV around the Moab red rocks. ATV and Hummer rentals are popular desert activities for people of all ages. You can head out on a guided Hummer tour if you want to avoid driving, or book an ATV for a you-drive adventure for self-guided fun. It’s the perfect way to have some boots-on-the-ground adventure exploring the winding, dusty trails around the rock features of Moab.

ATV kicking up dust on a moab trail

Moab River Rafting

The river rafting in Moab is some of the best you can find in the West. The Canyons, sheer rock faces, and stunning features tower over you as you float down the Colorado River—one of our country’s most famous rivers. We love this summer activity when you desperately need a break from the desert heat. There are fantastic raft outfitters that can prepare you to enjoy a couple of hours of self-guided fun or a 5-day fully-guided raft trip. No matter your choice, you will have a front-row seat to some of the best river and desert views in Moab.

group of people on a red raft on the river in moab

Guided Canyoneering Tours

Take your standard hiking excursion to the next level with rappelling, scrambling, down-climbing, navigating canyons, and (sometimes) even swimming on an exciting canyoneering tour. The guided canyoneering tours are the perfect way to test out this adventure with a seasoned expert leading the way. You can test out a shorter half-day experience or dive in head-first with a full-day adventure through Moab’s canyons!

Looking for an even bigger adventure? Helicopter and airplane canyoneering takes this activity to new heights! Save time getting to your canyoneering destination and enjoy a spectacular flightseeing tour all in one.

side-by-side images of people canyoneering and rappelling

Moab Extreme Sports

Rock Climbing in Moab

Hand over hand, foot over foot, you can climb to new heights with a rock climbing adventure. Beginners can enjoy an intro to rock climbing class, where an expert guide shares safety practices and gets you on the rock face for your entrance into the world of climbing. Climbers that already “know the ropes” (we love an adventure pun) can find top-rope, sport, and trad climbing opportunities to explore.

side-by-side images of people rock climbing in moab

Moab Mountain Biking

Choose your level of adventure when it comes to mountain biking in what is arguably the mountain biking capital of the USA! Mountain bikers travel hundreds of miles to rip down these desert rocks and trails. There are hundreds of trails, mountain biking areas and routes to choose from that span the different levels of fun. 

Look for some green circles for a fun family or beginner-friendly cycle, or check out a long list of black diamonds to test your biking skills on some advanced trails.

person mountain biking on slick rock in moab

Your Ticket to Adventures in Moab

Now that you have your list of Moab adventures, it’s time to fill your trip itinerary with memorable explorations! Our helicopter tours and small airplane tours fly over the Southern Utah views mentioned in this blog post—an experience you don’t want to miss!

Reach out to our team for help planning a perfect way to discover some adventures in Moab and beyond.

aerial view of a river winding through canyonlands national park from an airplane

Sunset Tour

Take in a stunning sunset over the Southern Utah backcountry. Capture these iconic sights bathed in a golden glow—a photographer’s dream!

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