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Moab/Eastern Utah

This tour is a 4 day Utah tour that begins and ends in Salt Lake City, UT. This itinerary includes National Parks within the state as well as regional museums and cultural resources.

Day 1: Salt Lake City - Moab

  • Breakfast

  • Depart for Moab (approximately 245 miles from SLC to Moab)

  • Lunch in Price

  • Tour of Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price (9 am – 5 pm; closed Sunday)

  • Drive to Moab

  • Purchase tomorrow’s lunch groceries or arrange to pick up a boxed lunch in the morning

  • Visit the Museum of Moab. Hours: Monday–Saturday, March 15 – 0ctober 15 10am-6pm/Oct 16-Mar 14 12pm-5 pm)

  • Dinner and overnight in Moab

Day 2: Moab

  • Breakfast

  • Visit Moab Information Center for directions to Moab’s dinosaur and rock art sites

  • AM : Copper Ridge Dinosaurs Tracks and Dinosaur Stomping Grounds track site

  • Lunch out on the trail

  • PM: Mill Canyon Dinosaur Bone Trail and Track Site

  • Dinner and overnight in Moab

  • After dinner and before bedtime visit rock art sites nearby

Day 3: Moab

  • Breakfast

  • Morning tour of Arches National Park all pavement or one to include dirt roads & Dinosaur Tracks or visit the park on your own

  • Lunch in Moab or at the Moab Giants cafe

  • Visit Moab Giants, dinosaur attraction: museum, theater, laboratory, an outdoor walkway lined by replica dinosaurs, café, gift shop

  • Dinner and overnight in Moab

  • Visit a nightspot for live music

Day 4: Moab to Salt Lake City (approximately 176 miles)

  • Breakfast in Moab

  • Morning visit of Island In The Sky District of Canyonlands National Park or Dead Horse Point State

  • Lunch at the Pony Expresso in Dead Horse Point State Park or onward to eat in Spanish Fork

  • Drive to Lehi in route to Salt Lake City

  • Visit Thanksgiving Point/Museum of Ancient Life - Dinosaur Museum in Lehi (10 am – 8 pm; closed Sunday)

  • Overnight or flight out of Salt Lake City

Grand Junction to Moab Moab Utah 4 Day Dinosaur Tour

 

This tour is a 4 day Utah tour that begins and ends in Grand Junction Co. The itinerary includes National Parks in Moab, Dead Horse Point State Park, as well as regional museums and cultural resources.

 

Day 1: Grand Junction Co - Moab

  • Breakfast in Grand Junction

  • Tour of Dinosaur Journey Museum Fruita, Co 550 (Jurassic Court Fruita, CO 81521)(9 am – 5 pm May 1 –    September 30) (10 am -4 pm; Sunday 12 pm- 4 pm October 1 - April 30)   https://museumofwesternco.com/dinosaur-journey/

  • Tour of Colorado Welcome Center Fruita, CO  ( across from Dinosaur Journey)

  • Coffee + Restrooms are available.

  • Lunch in Fruita Colorado

  • Stop at Thompson Welcome Center, Mile Marker 190  I-70 West

  • Optional (Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, 21 Sego Cyn Rd. #104, Thompson Springs, UT)

  • Drive to Moab

  • Visit the Museum of Moab. Hours: Monday–Saturday, March 15 – 0ctober 15 10am-6pm/October 16-March 14 12pm-5 pm)

  • Dinner and overnight in Moab. Visit www.discovermoab.com for dining options.

 

Day 2: Moab

  • Breakfast

  • Visit Moab Information Center for directions to Moab’s dinosaur and rock art sites  

                 https://www.discovermoab.com/dinosaur-museums-and-hikes/

https://www.discovermoab.com/rock-art-sites/

  • AM : Copper Ridge Dinosaurs Tracks and Dinosaur Stomping Grounds track site

  • Lunch out on the trail ( several business and hotels can provide box lunches)

  • PM: Mill Canyon Dinosaur Bone Trail and Track Site

  • Dinner and overnight in Moab

  • After dinner and before bedtime visit Moab Rock Shop, 600 North Main, Moab UT 84532

   Open seven days a week.  www.moabrockshop.com

 

Day 3: Moab

  • Sunrise at Arches National Park  ( bring to-go breakfast)

  • Morning tour of Arches National Park all pavement or one to include dirt roads & Dinosaur Tracks or  

                            visit the park on your own https://www.discovermoab.com/arches-national-park/

  • Lunch in Moab or at the Moab Giants café  https://moabgiants.com/

  • Visit Moab Giants, dinosaur attraction: museum, theater, laboratory, an outdoor walkway lined by replica

               dinosaurs, café, gift shop

 

Day 4: Moab to Blanding (approximately 75 miles)

  • Breakfast in Moab

  • Drive to Blanding UT

  • Visit The Dinosaur Museum (754 S 200 W, Blanding, UT 84511) http://dinosaur-museum.org/

  • Lunch at Patio Diner

  • (Optional) Drive to Monticello visit Canyon Country Discovery Center https://www.ccdiscovery.org/

  • (Optional) Newspaper Rock or Canyonlands Overlook

  • Back to Moab for Dinner

 

Day 5: Moab to Grand Junction (114 Miles)

  • Drive to Grand Junction

A word about your comfort and safety

For hikes recommended you have one gallon per person per day. Remember to wear sunscreen, a protective hat.  Many outdoor attractions on the Dinosaur Diamond are in underdeveloped areas with no shade and no drinking water. The high plateau enjoys a moderate climate, but summer temperatures can reach 100-plus Your body needs more water in our arid climate than it does at home. .
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