Moab is the Trip to Mars You’ll Never Take

Moab is the Trip to Mars You’ll Never Take

Moab is the Trip to Mars You’ll Never Take

I am absolutely fascinated by deserts. I’m seduced by the pastel color palette and forever intrigued by the resilience of the fauna and animal life. Typically, I spend birthdays in the deserts of California or Arizona, but on my last birthday I explored Moab, Utah. 

My hubby Brett, and two close friends road tripped from Boulder, CO. The drive was stunning and the entry into Moab was unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Moab is seriously like spending a vacation on Mars. The earth is scorched, the exposed rock formations go on for miles, and the sunsets are spectacular. 

Jamie takes a minute to take in Canyonlands National Park.

Jamie takes a minute to take in Canyonlands National Park.  

There are several national parks in and near Moab, but my personal favorite is Canyonlands. It’s impression is vast and expansive, like the Grand Canyon and one of those places that makes you feel small and your problems even smaller.  

Moab Under Canvas, glamping site.  

The highlight of our trip was staying at Moab Under Canvas, a glamping site tucked atop a hill, stocked with queen sized beds and misters to keep cool. The best time of year to visit is in the fall or spring, by summer the temperatures are regularly above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.  

Before heading back to Boulder, we snagged a sweet water raft experience. Admittedly, we took only a class 3, mild route — but I’m excited to step up my rafting game this summer!  

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