Moab is 233 miles southeast of Salt Lake City 110 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colorado and 354 miles west of Denver. The town, located on a bend in the Colorado River, has a population of about 6000 and hosts a large number of visitor and tourists every year, mostly visitors of the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, which are located close by. Moab is also a popular base for mountain bikers who come to ride the nearby Slickrock Trail, landscape photographers, amateur and professional archeologists and geologists, rock climbers and river runners.
Public Transportation from Salt Lake City:
We just discovered a bus service between the Salt Lake City airport and Moab! I haven't tried it yet - but it looks to be a subsidiary of Greyhound. It is about $70 each way.
The schedule is limited to one bus from Salt Lake City each day - leaving the Salt Lake City airport around 8:30 am and arriving mid-afternoon in Moab.
The northbound bus from Moab to Salt Lake City also leaves in the early morning from Moab and arrives at the Salt Lake City airport about 2:30 pm
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You can make arrangements for car rental from the Salt Lake City, Denver, or Grand Junction airports. If you'd like to carpool and split rental car expenses with other folk campers we'll try to put you in touch with those who are flying in at about the same time as you.
The Moab Folk Festival has taken place the first full weekend of November since 2003. For each of those five years the weather has been spectacular!
Yes, the nights can be a bit cold, but the days have been sunny and warm - Temps mid-60's to mid-70's. Still a lot of folks in shorts and t-shirts. We can't guarantee you it will be that way again this year, but in general the late Fall weather here is a delight. We'd suggest you monitor the weather via the internet for the week before you pack to get an idea of current weather patterns.