Men's Journal, National Geographic and Trip Advisor have lists as 2013 concluded indicating selected highlights in travel. Moab's landscape places in a photo contest and a regional activity is on a 2014 Bucket List.
Wrapping up 2013, Men's Journal, National Geographic and Trip Advisor have mentioned aspects of Moab, Utah areas in notable travel lists. Also in December the National Geographic Traveler Magazine announced Photo Contest winners of 2013; once again Moab's landscape triumphs.
Men's Journal compiled twelve of the Most Breathtaking views in the United States. This Expert Advice declares the views will not be found on elevators or highways. "They're hidden at the end of rocky trails, at the bottom of canyons, deep in caves, and even underwater." The night sky of Canyonlands National Park's Needles District warrants honor on the list. Southeastern Utah has only a smattering of human concentration. Step out one cloudless night to fully appreciate the spectrum of endless constellations. Hire Moab's Red Rock Astronomy to set up a most bodacious telescope for a more thorough examination of the intricacies of the big sky view and learn more about what can be viewed up there in space.
An Ultimate Adventure Bucket List is installed at the closing of December for 2014 travel suggestions. According to National Geographic there are twenty New Frontiers and twenty Classic Trips comprising the lists. Mountain Biking the Kokopelli Trail is classic trip #11. 2013 is a perfect year to feature the 142 mile Kokopelli trail since a one day speed record was set this year. Rebecca Rusch rode the trail in 13 hours and 32 minutes. Moab has additional notorious and classic trails: Slickrock Bike Trail, Porcupine Rim, and the Amasa Back. Each year the Moab Trail Mix adds mileage to the inventory of mountain bike trails, so new classics may well be developing like The Pipe Dream, Captain Ahab or any of the segments totaling the new ten miles added to the Klondike Focus area.
TripAdvisor posted Ten Destinations on the Rise in the U.S. under the "Best of" section of TripAdvisor. The Travelers' Choice 2013 Awards is earned by locations that see the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback this year compared to previous years. Arches National Park is ranked #1 of 46 attractions in Moab. This gorgeous place is a Must See for everyone. Delicate Arch is an icon for the state of Utah. And visitors can find a stack of activities with a full resume of comments to guide decisions of what to do in Moab. Moab ranked #9 on this list.
A thunderstorm in Canyonlands National Park's Island in the Sky is pictured with a thick lightning flash beyond the foreground of False Kiva. This portrayal of the ruins and the storm garnered Max Seigal second place in the Winners Gallery of the National Geographic Traveler editors' favorite submissions. Accompanying the False Kiva shot is the Viewer's Choice selection and 6 merit winners after 1st, 2nd and 3rd place images overall.
Pretty awesome wrap up, but don't take our word for it, travel to Moab, Utah in 2014. Take advantage of Delta's SkyWest Airline service between Salt Lake City and Moab's Canyonlands Airport to expedite the journey. The New Year will have a series of events starting in February to culminate on September 12, 2014 to celebrate Canyonlands National Park's 50th Anniversary. Watch www.bateswilson.org for a schedule of anniversary events. Use www.DiscoverMoab.com to research hotels, parks, activities and other great Moab events.