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Lake Manhattan, Moab Never Sleeps

Mix-it-up Action from X-Country Skiing to Hummer Safaris Encourages Zest for Adventure in Winter Months

Call Moab, Utah, Nature's counterpart to Manhattan, the city that never sleeps. Moab doesn't sleep either, even when the calendar turns to fall and early winter.

The rafting is good on the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River through October. And stand up paddleboards can still be pulled over the water. Some of the most exhilarating hiking and mountain biking take place now with cooler temperatures that eventually will fan into flurries. 

Then come options for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. And any time of year guests can request hot air ballooning and hummer safaris from the Moab Adventure Center (
One suggestion for a long weekend is to pack snowshoes and cross country skis for an outing in the LaSal Mountains at 12,000 ft. where the snow starts in late November and early December. Sledding and snowmobiling can be arranged. Adventurers can actually make a descent into the desert for early winter hiking and biking. For more information please see

The leading purveyor of outdoor recreation in the region, Moab Adventure Center recently accepted its fifth consecutive TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for its active Day Tours which automatically inducts them into their hallowed "Hall of Fame," an honor they take very seriously. Fall and winter travelers can expect VIP treatment when engaging in these popular "off-season" activities:
Hiking - guided and self-guided
Countless one-of-a-kind arches, sandstone formations and panoramic vistas provide options all within minutes of downtown Moab. Two of the most common areas for hiking and exploring are nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.  See:
Hummer Tours
Professional guides climb to the top of seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks behind the wheel of custom Hummer® vehicles with raised seating in the rear for optimum passenger viewing. See more at: 

Mountain Biking
Moab, Utah has become the undisputed mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its stunning red rock terrain, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced. MAC offers professionally guided mountain biking tours on all of area's classic routes. See more at:
Colorado River Rafting
While the season is winding down there's still time to enjoy the river in a variety of ways. By stand up paddleboard, jet boat, oar or paddle raft adventurers can enjoy stretches of mild water and iconic red rock scenery. For 2016 planning, a full day Westwater Canyon trip (thru 9/18) is at its best in September.  See more at: 

Lined with Native American art galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoor clothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah is a shopper's delight. See:

Moab, Utah, gets an average of just 9 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 6 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 58. And on average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Moab, Utah. Temperatures in November range from 56 to 30; in December from 44 to 21; in January from 43 to 20; in February from 51 to 26; and in March from 63 to 35 - all with ample sunshine.
About Moab Adventure Center
Moab Adventure Center ( is a division of Western River Expeditions (, an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.