Moab, a Destination for All Ages

Feb 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Moab, attractive to all generations

The active adventurous generation is often the do-it-yourself folks. Biking, climbing, rafting, camping, trying to budget a visit in the appealing canyons, on the rivers and trails. Families arrive in summer during the school break. Families take advantage of the Junior Ranger programs in the parks, are both staying in the lodging in town or camping in RVs with a toy hauler in tow or tent camping to give the kids a nature experience. Retirees 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, passing through on the way to somewhere else. Moab remained on the list to visit again only stay longer next time.

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 make 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.

Retirees Love Moab

In the fall, an influx of retirees and empty nesters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures and the fact that children are back in school. 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. All year round there are Photography Workshops comprised of all ages of adult folks. Moab Senior Games are held in early November. Pickleball is a growing sport in active adult RV resorts across the nation. Pickleball 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 longer hikes in the park are undertaken by adolescents and adults. Some desert hiking tips: Use to determine sunrise and sunsets times during specific dates. For hiking in the warmest months start the trail early to finish up by 10 AM or go in the evenings, either way 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. The heaviest visitation in Arches also occurs between the hours of 10 AM – 4:30 PM. 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.

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