Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race, and it travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike trail systems. The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slickrock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up. Winter is a great time to be in Moab running, and we’ve chosen a lower elevation run, that will give you views of the towering Moab cliffs, Arches National Park, and the snow covered La Sals, Jan. 25, Saturday.
Films, balloons and a rodeo queen contest are among numerous events in the coming days.
Indoor activities dominate the community calendar in January, with a number of events planned for the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, as well as the Grand County Library. Here’s a look at the week ahead:
Dec. 19, Thursday: Learn to make gingerbread houses from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the MARC. Register at [email protected] or call 435-259-6272.
Indoor activities dot the calendar in December. The week begins Dec. 12 with a wreath-making class from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center. Learn how to make a wreath with locally harvested evergreen. Call 435-259-6272 for more information.
The slow season has arrived in the Moab area and the number of events, like the number of tourists, has dwindled. Still, there’s plenty of holiday fun to be had this weekend.
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dec. 3 in 2019 – to celebrate and engage in generosity. Community Rebuilds will host such a celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ranch parking lot, formerly the Rancho Fandango at 140 South 200 East.
The Grand County High School theater department invites the community to “Tarzan the Musical!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Grand County High auditorium at 608 South 400 East.
The National Park Service is building a new housing unit at Island in the Sky at Canyonlands and invites the public to help salvage native plants before they fall under the blades of heavy equipment.
The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission kicks off its film-making event at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Filmmakers will get a genre chosen at random, as well as a prop and mystery line of dialogue. At the sound of the whistle participants will have 49 hours to turn in their completed film.
The Moab Folk Festival gets underway Nov. 1 and concludes Nov. 3. A dozen folk, Americana and roots musicians will perform at various venues. Beer, wine, food and arts vendors will be at the Center Street ball field venue. For more information visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
The 14th Annual Moab Ho Down Mountain Bike Festival has arrived. The event entirely supports nonprofit organizations and specifically benefits the Moab Bike Park. It is Oct. 24-27.