Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Moab Winter Mild as February 2012 Approaches

February 2 2012
Volunteer meeting will be held at the City Center Conference Room (lower level), 217 East Center Street on Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for the February 25 2012 MRAC (Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center) triathlon. Stay tuned for official Event name.

February 3-5 2012
American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education brings the Level 1 Avalanche Course to Moab. Sign up with 435-636-3335. Or come to ski and snowboard in Moab's La Sal Mountains this February. Get a Moab Snow Report.

February 3 & 4 PLUS February 10 & 11 2012
Four date commitment for CERT Training (Community Emergency Response Team) held at Moab's Fire Department. $15. Feb3 @ 6pm-10pm/ Feb4 @ 9am-6pm/ Feb10 @ 6pm-10pm/ Feb11 @ 9am-6pm.

February 3 2012
Winter Concert at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center featuring Scott Ibex. 7 PM $15 Acoustic

February 3 2012
DJ Kid Steve O plays requests at Frankie D's at 9:00 pm.

February 4 2012
Annual Robert Burns Concert at the Grand Center featuring Christopher Layer, Kate MacLeod and the Moab Community Dance Band. 6 PM Scottish Celebration

February 4 2012
Mid Life Crisis plays classic rock at Frankie D's 9:00 pm.

February 5th and February 12th 2012
Remaining brunches held at the Youth Garden Project offered by Wabi Sabi's Hands Up Program. 10 AM - 1 PM.

February 7 2012
Canyonlands Rodeo PRCA Planning Meeting at the Old Spanish Trail Arena.

February 7 2012
Live Music at Eddie McStiff's starts at 6:30 pm. New Twah

February 10 2012
DJ Kid Steve O plays requests at Frankie D's at 9:00 pm.

February 11 2012
Concert at Star Hall 7:30 PM Moab's own Eric Jones performs with Matt Flinner Trio.

February 11 2012
Live Music at Eddie McStiff's starts at 6:30 pm. Erin Jane & the Satin Jammies

February 11 2012
Durango Band Jack 10 High plays at Frankie D's 8:30 pm.

February 17 2012
Live Music at Eddie McStiffs starts at 6:30 pm. Bedrock Rose & Friends

February 17 2012
DJ Kid Steve O plays requests at Frankie D's at 9:00 pm.

February 17-19 2012
Soccer Tournaments with the City of Moab Recreation winter league take place at the Old Spanish Trail Arena.

February 18 2012
Moab's Red Hot 33K and 55K are sold out. You can still volunteer for aid stations. Plan to sign up next year. This year the 33k is now a part of La Sportiva Mountain Cup and the 55k is worth 1 point for the North Face Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.

February 18 & 19 2012
Moab Flute Festival takes place at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center starting Saturday at noon through Sunday at 9 PM. Concerts, Workshops and benefit for the Grand County High School Native American Club and Music Program.

February 21 2012
Live Music at Eddie McStiff's at 6:30 pm. Noah Peterson

February 22 2012
Heather Rubert, John Wayne Historian, presents John Ford at Moab's Grand Center 6:00 pm.

February 22 - 24 2012
The Animal Control Officers and Shelter Workers of Utah meet in Moab. Consider Moab for a winter retreat or conference too. More help is yours for planning a Moab Meeting with Moab Travel Council's department for Meetings and Events.

February 23 2012
Film sponsored by the Moab Library "How to Die in Oregon" @ Star Hall 7 pm.

February 24 2012
DJ Kid Steve O plays requests at Frankie D's at 9:00 pm.

February 25 2012
Sprint Triahtlon in Moab. More details soon from the Moab Recreation and Aquatics Center.

February 25 2012
Trashion Show! at Frankie D's 8PM. Costume party fundraiser for Canyonlands Community Recycling. Prizes. Cover Charger $10 in costume, $15 if not in costume.

And watch for the DOCNA - Dog Agility at the Old Spanish Trail Arena going into March (3rd and 4th 2012). Be a spectator (but leave your own precious pets at home, unless they are trained to compete.)

Come any day in February to go winter bike riding in Moab. Take a look at Moab in February with a 2 year old toddler as blogged by a past February Moab visitor. And how about Geocaching? Yep. Bring your GPS for some hide and seek. Even when Moab gets snow, it isn't all that bad...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Motorcoach Group Tours Swinging into Moab Utah for 2012

2014 Motorcoach Tours

Departing from various cities across the United States, the following multiple day tours include parks in the Moab Utah area, such as, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and/or Dead Horse Point State Park. Theses group tours cover multiple day journeys either point-to-point or loops from a single city.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
USA Tours  800 492-2601
  • 11 Days
  • May 4th – May 14th, 2014
  • Sept 17th – Sept 27th, 2014
  • Round trip from Missouri
  • Colorado and Utah National Park Tour 
Coffee Break Tours 800-874-3166
  • 13 Days
  • May 3 – 15 2014
  • Round trip from Camden OK
  • Scenic 2014 
Mayflower Tours 800-323-7604
  • 13 days
  • May 17 2014
  • Round trip from Iowa
  • National Parks of the Southwest
  • 17 Days
  • June 11 – 28, 2014
  • St LouisVirginia
  • Canyonlands and National Parks
Atlas Travel  800-942-3301
  • Trafalgar Tours
  • May 26 – June 1, 2014
  • June 23 – June 29, 2014
  • July 28 to August 3, 2014
  • August 18 to August 24, 2014
  • September 8 to September 14, 2014
  • September 22 to September 28, 2014
  • Denver to Las Vegas
  • Best of Canyonlands
King George Travel        800-275-1599
  • 11 Days
  • May – June 2014
  • Round Trip Las Vegas
  • Enchanting Canyonlands
YMT Vacations 888-979-4310
  • 14 Days
  • Round trip Las Vegas
  • Golden West Tour
Geo Tours 877-622-9109
  • 14 Days
  •  May – October Departures
  •  Round Trip Las Vegas
  • Scenic Parks Explorer
Tauck Tours  800-788-7885
  • 9 Days
  • May – October 2014 departures
  • Grand Junction to Las Vegas
  • Western USA 
Holiday Vacations 800-826-2266
  • 10 Days
  • September 21 – 30 -2014
  • Vacation hosted by Brian Wagner, Meteorologist
  • 11 Days
  • September 28- October 8 2014
  • Yellowstone & Canyonalnds

Here are eight (2012) known group tours that include a stop in Moab Utah for our inspirational Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. These tours are contained itineraries on a comfortable motorcoach. Leave the driving to someone else and make the most of this social atmosphere. Tour Guides oversee the logistics are carried out on these cross-country itineraries into featured national treasures of the west.

Lassen Tours departs Los Angeles every Saturday from April 7 2012- October 20, 2012 for a 7 day loop to include Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Arches National Park, and Monument Valley.

Green Tortoise Adventure Travel departs San Francisco for 16 days; has five departure dates scheduled for 2012 in the summer months. It is the ultimate backpacking and camping holiday looping into Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Arches National Parks. The closing party in Las Vegas before returning participants to either Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Take Tours by GotoBus departs Denver every Wednesday April 2,8 2012 – October 6, 2012 for 6 days to include Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Arches National Park, Glenwood Springs and Salt Lake City.

Tours 4 Fun departs Los Angeles for a May 5 – 9, 2012 loop to include Arches National Park, Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas.

Travel Dream West departs for 21 day departures with July 28 2012, September 9, 2012 or October 7, 2012. The trip starts in Las Vegas and ends in San Francisco. The itinerary includes Zion, Capitol Reef, Arches & Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Durango, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Yosemite.

Mayflower Tours has two 13 day trip departures on May 19 2012 and September 15 2012 for the National Parks of the Southwest – Motorcoach tour. Starts in Iowa to Fort Hays Colorado and a Colorado River raft trip. Includes Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon, Moqui cave and Zion, Grand Canyon North Rim, through Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Amarillo Texas to Oklahoma City and the museum of Western Expansion in St Louis.

Grand American Adventures has five departures in 2012 for a 16 day motorcoach tour which begins in San Francisco to conclude in Las Vegas. The itinerary includes Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Idaho, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City, Arches & Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and Zion.

Tauck offers 10 days with the Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest. It begins in Grand Junction Colorado, includes Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon north Rim and includes two scenic flights.

Singles Travel Company uses the semi-famous Grand Circle for a Western National Parks itinerary to include Vegas, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley, Arches National Park, Monument Valley Lake Powell, Grand Canyon North Rim and Escalante during May 13-20, 2012.

Dreamlander Tours
provides a shorter round-trip Salt Lake City to Moab adventure, to include rafting, Bar M Chuckwagon and Arches National Park. Dates are July 19-23 and July 26-30 2012.

And if you should decide to carry out a tour of the west’s National Parks on your own, invest in a park pass. You can purchase it at the entrance of your first park. The pass is good for a year from the date of purchase. Also, these dates were shared with us for Free Fee days for 2012.