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11 days in Moab Itinerary
Moab— 9 nights
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Castle Valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Hermosa Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Newspaper Rock Recreation Site (in Blanding), Canyonlands National Park (The Needles, Shafer Trail, & more) and John Wesley Powell River History Museum (in Green River). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gemini Bridges, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, stroll through Slickrock Bike Trail, and get curious at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey.
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Joplin to Moab is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Joplin to Moab. Traveling from Joplin in July, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 97°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Moab
Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Palisade, Green River, Little Wild Horse Canyon
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