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Moab, A Senior Destination

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

We welcome Michele Hill with Moab Travel Council, our guest writer this morning.  Grab your coffee and enjoy what Michele has to share with us about Moab.

Moab is a town attractive to all generations, including  senior citizens. For the active adventurous generation, the do-it-yourself folks, it is biking, climbing, rafting, camping, and trying to budget a visit in the appealing canyons, on the rivers and trails.

Families arrive in summer during the school break and take advantage of the Junior Ranger programs in the parks. They stay in lodging in town or camp in RVs with a toy hauler in tow or tent camp to give the kids a nature experience.

Retirees and senior visitors will look for the experience of an outfitter to bring safety and regional interpretation talks to outings while 4wheeling, river running, horseback riding, and sightseeing. Often these older couples visited once before, passing through on the way to somewhere else, however, Moab remained on the list to visit again only stay longer this time.


Seniors From Abroad Visit Moab

Travelers from abroad are regularly heard in the restaurants, shops, and at viewpoints. They are either in a car or rented RV and Moab is a part of a big loop of Western USA. Some foreigners visit in groups utilizing motorcoach services, stopping infrequently to take pictures, stopping more often to hike and enjoying prepaid tours on a well thought out itinerary.

Families, couples and singles of varying ages flock to Moab from across the globe. In the fall, an influx of retirees, senior citizens and empty nesters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures and the fact that children are back in school.

Moab City

Moab City

Full time RV residents regularly stop in Moab during a leisurely voyage to snow bird destinations. The motorcoach series of seniors increases too. Local experts are hired to step on the bus to provide developed messages about the flora, fauna and area history during the sightseeing of Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands and/or Arches National Parks.

Moab Senior Games…

All year round there are Photography Workshops. Moab Senior Games are held in early November, and Pickleball, a growing sport in active adult RV resorts across the nation, is on the competition schedule for the Moab Senior Games, an event for 50+ year olds.

Arches National Park has seen significant growth. All ages adore the park. Sand Dune Arch is nature’s sandbox and can be clamoring with youthful exuberance any summer day.  The heaviest visitation in Arches also occurs between the hours of 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Go to Dead Horse Point State Park or Canyonlands National Park or to the alternate trails on Bureau of Land Management lands, like Corona and Morning Glory Arches during these hours instead.

Some desert hiking tips: in the warmest months start the trail early to finish up by 10 AM or go in the evenings, to avoid the heat of day. Carry and drink water. Bring a bandana along to wet and mop skin for the instant evaporative cooling it affords.

Enjoy Moab!!  Michele Hill, Guest Writer


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