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Brand new full-color guide to 20 of the best Moab and Arches National Park hikes


May 2015 — With thousands of square miles of red rock landscapes and minutes away from National and State Parks, the town of Moab is uniquely rich with outdoor recreation opportunities.

In this brand new full-color guidebook, the 20 described trails of The Best Moab and Arches National Park Hikes range in location from one of the most popular national parks in Utah, Arches National Park, all the way to Horseshoe Canyon, one of the more remote areas in the state.

Pack your cameras for sunset shots at the world famous Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch, one of the world’s largest natural rock spans. Experience landscape extremes on the trails of Dead Horse Point State Park, where you can stand on the edge of a canyon and peer 2,000 feet down to the Colorado River. Or venture a short stretch beyond the immediate Moab area to visit the intriguing mushroom-shaped rock formations—hoodoos—of Goblin Valley State Park, and marvel at the strangely beautiful sandstone.

Selected by dedicated guidebook author Rod Martinez, each of these 20 hikes provides a glimpse into why Moab is considered by many to be the most scenic part of Utah’s red rock country. Whether you’ve only got one day in town and want to talk a 10-minute walk around Balanced Rock, or you’re a local who’s never trekked the 5-hour hike of the Primitive Loop in the Devils Garden area, The Best Moab and Arches National Park Hikes guides readers to discover new places and make the most of their time visiting one of the world’s most remarkable regions.

Guidebook highlights:

  • Extends beyond Moab area, including must-do hikes just 90 minutes away in the San Rafael Swell
  • A wide range of hikes, from family-friendly walks to challenging treks
  • Complete trail descriptions, color photos, and topographic maps

104 pages * full color * 4 x 7* 85 color photos *21 maps * paperback *$12.95 * ISBN 978-1-937052-14-0

About the author: Rod Martinez has always loved spending time outside. He has climbed 17 of Colorado’s Fourteeners and has hiked in almost all of the western states, primarily in Colorado, Utah, and northern Arizona. His photography work has resulted in him being named Grand Junction’s Photographer of the Year for four years in a row, and in 2001 he helped form the Southwest Photographic Arts Association Camera Club. The author of The Best Grand Junction Hikes, The Best Telluride Hikes, and The Best Aspen Hikes pack guides for Colorado Mountain Club, he resides in Grand Junction, CO but spends as much time in Utah as he can each year.




About Colorado Mountain Club: Founded in 1912, The Colorado Mountain Club is the largest outdoor recreation, education, and conservation organization in the Rocky Mountains. Look for our books at your local bookstore or outdoor retailer or at Address: 710 10th Street, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401 / 303-996-2743. Other new books for 2015 include The Best Front Range Trail Runs and Classic Front Range Trad Climbs.

Colorado Mountain Club titles are distributed to media and the book and outdoor trade by Mountaineers Books.

About Mountaineers Books:  Mountaineers Books has published award-winning books on outdoor recreation, travel, and adventure since 1960 with the publication of Freedom of the Hills, now in its 8th edition: