World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Moab Desert

Listed under Deserts in Mountain States, United States.

  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
  • Photo of Moab Desert
Photo of Moab Desert
Photo by mikelyvers
Pin It

John Wayne famously said of the high desert around Moab "This is where God put the West." Some of the most spectacular features are found in Arches National Park, a mecca for lovers of desert scenery. Huge, heavily fractured fault blocks of sandstone, variously colored white, brown and red, are exposed for hundreds of square miles, forming mind-blowing scenery. Arches National Park has over 3000 rock arches in addition to countless pinnacles and towers. Double Arch is an aesthetic masterpiece; Landscape Arch is an impossibly slender thread of stone more than a football field in length; and the often-photographed Delicate Arch is very popular with Japanese tourists due to its resemblance to a traditional torii or sacred gate.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Sahara Desert

    The world's largest desert aside from Antarctica, the Sahara Desert is bounded in the North by the Atlas mountains and covers 8…

  • Kalahari Desert

    Extending from Botswana into areas of South Africa and Namibia, the Kalahari Desert's 900,000 square kilometers are unusually d…

  • Taklamakan Desert

    The name alone promises an unparalleled adventure: loosely translated, it means 'place of no return'. As the local story goes, …

Nearby Experiences

  • Skydive over the Moab Desert

    Skydiving anywhere is pretty high on the list of adrenalin pumping, heart racing, death defying pastimes. It’s the only flying…

  • Fisher Towers

    Utah's awesome Fisher Towers have served as the backdrop for many Hollywood Westerns, including Wagon Master, Against A Crooked…

  • Arches National Park

    The Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone structures including the famous Delicate Arch. These amazing ar…

Related links

Contribute to this page