Family trip to Moab - Your advice is always appreciated (1 Viewer)

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Hello everyone,

next week, I'm heading to Moab with family in tow. Looking for any suggestions on what hiking/biking/4wd trails, campgrounds, activities are family friendly. Family being myself, a non-4wd'ing wife, and a two year old.

For camping, looking for hook-ups but as long as water/dumping is nearby, that's cool too.

For hiking, biking: trails that are 'chariot'able.


... and should I even go near the place on Memorial Day weekend? Things get pretty silly around here on the Canadian equivalent.
 
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if you are going on memorial, fat chance gettintg a reservation. you may get a first come spot in sand flats. i lik estaying at moab valley rv park Welcome to Moab Valley RV Resort they have a kids playground, pool, big jacuzzi, very clean, nice showers bathrooms and i usually rent a cabin at about $60 a nite for the whole fam.

easy trail. hurah pass-dirt road, gemini bridges, harder dirt road. klondike bluffs, a little harder, white rim. 100 mile rim of canyonlands, way cool!!also tower arch trail in arches is good

tons of great hiking in arches park just a few miles north of town. easy short and long trails. beautiful views.
delicate arch. 3mi round trip- easy
landscape arch 3-7 mile rt depending on route. very beautiful. all kid friendly
 

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I recommend you scroll through the Cruise Moab threads and find some destination that you want to see. I have been there several times but I have not seen anything compared to the pictures I see from other members. You cannot see it all in a week.
 
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... family friendly. Family being myself, a non-4wd'ing wife, and a two year old...

...White Rim. 100 mile rim of Canyonlands...

I'm not so sure I'd call White Rim family-friendly, particularly with the description of family as above. Absolutely awesome in terms of scenery, but also remote without a quick way out. I'd suggest Shafer Switchbacks and Potash road; this could be combined with a short excursion on White Rim road to Musselman Arch and back.
 
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thanks folks,

I'll post up some pics on flickr when we're back. Hopefully leaving here tomorrow and spending 3 days getting there slowly. It looks like we'll have to play it by ear, not knowing what the munchkin will put up with. That being said, thanks for the ideas/tips.
 
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I'm not so sure I'd call White Rim family-friendly, particularly with the description of family as above. Absolutely awesome in terms of scenery, but also remote without a quick way out. I'd suggest Shafer Switchbacks and Potash road; this could be combined with a short excursion on White Rim road to Musselman Arch and back.
You could add long canyon to this for a nice loop.:D
 
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I'm not so sure I'd call White Rim family-friendly, particularly with the description of family as above. Absolutely awesome in terms of scenery, but also remote without a quick way out. I'd suggest Shafer Switchbacks and Potash road; this could be combined with a short excursion on White Rim road to Musselman Arch and back.

why not? depends on your level of adventure you are comfortable on with the fam. i have absolutely no problem taking my family on isolated trips, but I have an adventurous whife who also loves to get out. White rim is perfect for that. pretty well travelled and not very difficult. this is a great trip for an "intro to Expo" for the fam. 1-3 days max and beautiful. i say get out and live a little, the kids will remember that for a long time to come and surely take their kids out too.
 

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