Adventure in the American Southwest doesn’t get much better than a scenic road trip from Moab to Zion. But you don’t have to stay in subpar accommodations along the way; we’ve gathered the best places to stay in Moab, Utah, and Zion National Park.
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A road trip through Utah’s national parks: Arches, Canyonland and Zion
What makes a road trip from Moab to Zion special? You’ll pass through many of the most fun places to go in Utah, including Arches, Canyonlands and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Not to mention that Moab is one of the best places to stay in Utah in its own right.
What are the best months to enjoy a road trip from Moab to Zion?
The best time to visit Utah for the national parks usually extends from mid-to-late March through June, and then from September through mid-to-late November. Extreme temperatures and hazardous weather in Utah’s summer and winter months can present a serious threat to even experienced hikers.
The best places to stay in Moab, Utah
The two best places to stay in Moab provide luxurious accommodations and plenty to do. Finding adventure in Moab is no difficult task, but how you want that adventure to play out will determine which of the two resorts makes more sense for your road trip.
1. Sorrel River Ranch: where to stay in Moab for river excursions, horseback riding & private cabins
The Sorrel River Ranch is one of the top family resorts in Utah. When you’re not enjoying the homey feel of the ranch’s luxe cabins, you can take the whole family out on the Sorrel River or horseback riding through the resort’s massive acreage.
2. Hoodoo Hotel Monaco: where to stay in Moab for classic luxury
The Hoodoo Hotel Monaco in Moab is more of a traditional luxury hotel, with posh decor and comfortable accommodations — the perfect refuge when you’re not exploring the national parks.
Check in with a Fora travel advisor for more details on the best places to stay in Moab, Utah.
The best places to stay in Zion National Park (or near it)
Zion National Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Colorful cliff faces jut out amid red-rock terrain while the occasional stream gives life to vibrant pines and brush. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway in Utah, for solo travelers looking for adventures or anyone.
3. Zion Mountain Ranch: the best place to stay in Zion
There are very few options if you want to stay within Zion’s borders, and the Zion Mountain Ranch tops them all. Here, finding adventure in Zion is as simple as walking out your cabin door. Each cabin is beautifully furnished in a fun, rustic style and includes a cozy fireplace to stay warm.
4. Amangiri: only a day trip away from Zion
Amangiri is easily one of the most unique places to stay in Utah. This five-star resort redefines desert luxury with a calming monolithic façade and impressive accommodations.
Amangiri is about two hours away from Zion. However, the drive to and fro is unbelievably gorgeous. There’s also plenty to stop and see along the way (check out our Amangiri itinerary if you’re curious).
And don’t forget: your Utah travel advisor can help you plan every step of your journey from Moab to Zion — all while providing expert travel recommendations.
5. The Advenire, Autograph Collection: a luxe resort less than an hour away from Zion
The Advenire resort is about half as far from Zion as Amangiri. More of a classic Utah boutique hotel, the Advenire is a charming resort that provides the best comfort, plus modern amenities in the heart of St. George.
Book with a Fora Advisor and stay at the best places in Moab, Zion or anywhere in Utah
Planning a road trip in southern Utah is only made better by enlisting expert help from a Fora Advisor. From helping you find the best places to stay in Moab, Utah, to helping you find the best places to stay in (or near) Zion, your advisor will take care of the hassle of booking so you can focus on enjoying your trip.
Advisors can help with other destinations in Utah, too. Want to visit the best ski towns in the United States? Your advisor can hook you up with details on the best places to stay in Park City. Or maybe you want to check out Utah’s largest urban center, Salt Lake City. An advisor can help you build your perfect Salt Lake City itinerary.
Best of all, you pay no more to book with a Fora Advisor than you would if you booked by yourself — and you get tons of extra perks.