11 days in Moab Itinerary

11 days in Moab Itinerary

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11 days in Moab Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Drive:  14​h
— 9 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Joplin


Moab ©
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.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moab itinerary maker.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Palisade, John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
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The Needles ©
The Needles
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Castle Valley
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Slickrock Bike Trail