The trailer also came with a few fold-out camp chairs, some rugs, and two headlamps. This allowed us to set up a sort of makeshift porch outside our trailer—an extendable awning sheltered this area from the sun during midday.
Though we didn’t take this option, some of the Red Rock’s trailers are also fitted with a two-person rooftop tent. This allows the system to sleep four people, and those folks in the tent have the comfort of sleeping on a man-made platform instead of the uneven and rocky ground.
Located in the Southeastern corner of Utah, Moab is a mecca for a vast selection of outdoor activities. Ranging from rock climbing to rafting, world class mountain biking to hiking, camping, off roading, and taking in the iconic desert landscape we’ve all seen on postcards or in travel magazines, there truly is something for everyone.
There are lodging options in town, of course, and camping is plentiful on the public land. But we found the trailer struck a happy medium. We slept comfortably, and the views from camp throughout the day helped us slow down, enjoy our morning coffee, and take in the drastic crimson rich landscape.
Where to go
The outdoor activities in Moab are truly endless. Nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks offer life list hiking, and dense selections of rock climbing are available along Potash Road and the scenic Highway 128.
The area is famous for its mountain biking—experts can enjoy classics like The Whole Enchilada or Magnificent 7, but the area also offers plenty for MTB beginners.
In town, check out the Moab Brewery for a pint and hearty meal, Miguel’s Baja Grill for a marg and delicious Mexican food, and the Love Muffin Cafe for a good java buzz and hot breakfast to start the day.
When to go
Peak season in Moab is shoulder season. To avoid the summer heat, the town is at its most crowded from March-May and August-October.
Those months have the friendliest weather, but trail access is best in mid-summer. Just be prepared to sweat.
For rates and details about Red Rock Base Camps, check out the company’s website.
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