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Dec 21, 2020

Travel Gluten Free Podcast

Episode 116

Fun Things to Do in Moab


Stop at Moab Information Center and pick up a self-guided tour brochure. It’s a small tri-fold black and white brochure that’s packed full of all the tours the tour companies take you on, except that it’s free because you get to do it yourself and stop as long as you want at the different sites! Pick up a Moab Guest Guide for information and local maps on what to do. You can find these for free at any of the magazines stands in town. I picked up my copy at Denny’s. 


Museums in Moab


Moab Museum 

In 1957, a group of civic leaders began to plan for a city museum, and in February 1958, the museum was incorporated as the Southeastern Utah Society of Arts and Science. Housed in a County building on Center Street, the private archeological collections from Dr. J.W. “Doc” Williams and Ross Musselman provided objects for initial exhibits, with more citizens' donations. During its first 14 months, the museum hosted more than 6000 visitors. Find out about the past rich in geological change, paleontological remnants, and human history that stretched from prehistoric cultures to Mormon pioneer families to out-of-town investors and miners with families. Spend an hour finding out how Moab came to be the town it is today in its 150-year history.


Moab Giants Paleo Safari Dinosaur Park and Museum 

“Not only is it set amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery in Moab, Utah, but it’s a unique experience of the ages. Make your own tracks alongside our state of the art, life-size dinosaurs in the land they called home! Moab Giants is the ultimate place to discover the past with cutting edge technology that feels like the future! Visit the newest dinosaur museum in Utah!”


Hole N” the Rock Roadside Attraction

Visit Hole N” the Rock, a most unique home carved out of a huge rock in Utah’s Canyonlands Country. This historic 5,000 square foot home and unusual gift shop and trading post are open all year. Take a guided tour of the home, and appreciate the rich history within its walls.

Outdoor and Adventure Activities in Moab


Take a wild ride jumping out of an airplane at Skydive Moab, Go 4x4, or rent a dirt bike at Canyonlands Jeep and Car Rentals. Grab a mountain bike rental and ride some of the best mountain biking terrains in the world! Hook up with an outfitter or rent your own climbing gear for spectacular rock climbing and canyoneering. Go for some water fun and try boating, SUP Paddleboard, and river tours are available from several outfitters. You can rent snowshoes and cross-country skis in the winter, although they really don't get much snow!


Moab Parks


Dead Horse Point State Park 

From Dead Horse Point's prominence, 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River, an ever-changing landscape unfurls. Immense vertical cliffs meet with canyons carved by ice, water, and wind creating a visual masterpiece. Plants and animals surviving on the edge of existence face many challenges of extreme conditions within this high desert environment. Stories of ancient hunters, resting along the cliff tops while knapping chert in preparation for the next hunt, and cowboys of the late 1800s, chasing wild mustangs onto Dead Horse Point, using the narrow neck to block off the natural corral. What story will you discover on your visit to Dead Horse Point State Park?


Canyonlands National Park


Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure.


Arches National Park


Visit Arches to discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures, unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins, and giant balanced rocks. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.


Grab a headlamp that has a red light so your eyes can quickly adjust to the night sky when you are stargazing at one of the parks in Moab.


Check out Episodes 48 & 49, where I go into detail on all Utah National Parks, why I love them, and how to visit Utah's amazing National Parks!

Where to Stay


Purple Sage Flats and Moab Flats are two boutique hotels in Moab that have been completely redesigned in the past five years to a chic, modern comfy place to stay that features amenities such as kitchens in every room, laundry facility, hot tub and complimentary mountain bike use! There’s a picnic area and fire pit outside to kick back and relax during the warm summer nights. 


The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free

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The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through the process of planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Take the guesswork out of how to travel, where to go, and how to eat safely when you follow the information in my guide. Whether you are celiacs or gluten intolerant, my guide will give you handy information to delight in your next vacation experience!

Learn how to take a trip safely, what questions to ask when you are at a restaurant and which online tools and apps to utilize to find safe, dedicated gluten-free restaurants and food options. Find out what stores to shop at to purchase gluten-free food, determine if a restaurant is gluten-free or celiac friendly, and when you should walk out of a restaurant. 

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