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Extreme Utah

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Food, gas, lodging, and other services are not available in Arches National Park. However, they are available the town of Moab.

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It’s non-stop exploring in Utah’s Moab Country

f extreme athletes could design nirvana, it just might be Moab. Hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting—you’ll find it all in this redrock, desert-covered section of Utah, a region known worldwide for its breathtaking natural wonders. Located in the eastern part of the state, the area’s two most notable attractions are probably Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. The former draws crowds with its 2,000plus, rusty-colored, natural sandstone bridges, the latter its colorful canyons, mesas and buttes created by erosion from the Colorado River. Outfitters such as Canyonlands by Day and Night can safely guide groups through these imposing landscapes—tours range from jet boat tours and white water rafting to ATV rides and hiking in the parks to Hummer and motorcoach excursions. Clients can rest easy at Moab’s Red Cliffs Lodge after a day of outdoor adventures. A comfortable retreat set in rugged scenery, the lodge makes a great base for groups exploring the area’s natural attractions and outdoor sports. Located on the Colorado River, it affords guests easy access to whitewater rafting, and guided active tours such as canyoneering and mountain biking can be arranged.

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One man-made attraction that stands out is the Hole N” The Rock. In the 1940s, Albert Christensen got extreme with his lodging, hand carving his home into the face of a cliff of U.S. Highway 191, just south of Moab. Groups can tour this roadside attraction, the Hole N” The Rock, now a 5,000-square foot home, gift shop, petting zoo, and museum. Ample motorcoach parking and group rates are available.

✱ Arches National Park | www.nps.gov/ arch/index.htm | (435) 719-2299 ✱ Canyonlands National Park www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm (435) 719-2313 ✱ Canyonlands by Night and Day Moab | www.canyonlandsbynight.com (435) 259-BOAT ✱ Red Cliffs Lodge | Moab | www. redcliffslodge.com | (435) 259-2002 ✱ Hole N’ the Rock | Moab | www.the holeintherock.com | (435) 686-2250

Dinosaur Dig
Straddling the Utah-Colorado border, Dinosaur National Monument draws crowds with its wealth of dinosaur bones. Established in 1915, the most popular attraction was the dinosaur quarry, which closed to visitors in 2006. The new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall will open on October 4. Visit visit www.nps.gov/ dino/index.htm or call (435) 781-7700.
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http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm http://www.canyonlandsbynight.com http://www.redcliffslodge.com http://www.redcliffslodge.com http://www.theholeintherock.com http://www.theholeintherock.com http://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm http://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011

Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011
Contents
Etched in Stone
Swim with the Fishes
11 Million Strong
Save the Date
What’s Old is New
Mitigated Disaster
For Love of the Games
Meeting of the Minds
ABA’s Marketplace
One of its Own
Debt Ceiling Deal
On Your Side
Filling the Void
Some Assembly Required
Just for Sport
If You Build It, They Will Come
Alabama
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming
Ontario
Québec
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Shopping
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