Centennial Canoe Outfitters Inc.

Getting to Moab UT

Geographically, Moab, UT is located in the southeastern portion of the state and lies almost equal distance between Salt Lake City, UT, and Denver, CO.  Flying into either of these cities will likely yield the best airfare rates.  However, both cities will leave you approximately 320-miles or a 6-hour drive from Moab and the need for a rental car.

Another option would be to fly into Walker Field, in Grand Junction (GJ), CO.  Airport code is GJT.  Airfare into this airport is typically higher but it gets you within 85-miles of Moab (1.5 hr. drive) and still needing a rental car.  If the “rental car” scenario isn’t attractive, perhaps we can arrange a ride for you.  One-way from GJ to Moab is roughly $90 depending on gas prices and your arrival schedule.  There is also a chance of getting a ride back to GJ with a fellow customer on the trip since many people travel right past the GJ airport on their way home.  This approach is not uncommon and would have to be arranged by you.  We’re happy to provide you with a list of people on your trip unless they’ve opted out of the “carpooling” list.

The last option is to fly into Canyonlands Field in Moab.  This is a very small airport that can be utilized when flying from Grand Junction.  From the Moab airport, a taxi would be needed to your motel and meeting place the morning of your trip.

There are area attractions in Moab listed in your trip packet which we will gladly Email and attractions are also listed on our website. If you drive from Denver, you could stop at a ski resort (e.g. Vail, Keystone, Copper Mt., etc.). They are all just off the I-70 interstate that you will be driving west to get to Moab. You can take chair lift to top of mountain, hike, shop, etc. In Glenwood Springs (between Denver & Grand Junction) you can:

  • visit the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (cave tours and one-of-a-kind amusement rides),
  • soak in the Glenwood Springs hot springs pool & vapor caves,
  • hike to Hanging Lake just outside of Glenwood Springs, and
  • bike/hike the trail along the CO River in Glenwood Canyon

In Grand Junction, CO, you can explore the following:

  • CO National Monument,
  • Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita (just west of Grand Junction),
  • wine tours in Palisades (just east of Grand Junction)

And the list is endless.

Other modes of transportation to consider:

  • Amtrak – 800-872-7245
  • Greyhound Bus Lines - 800-231-2222
  • American Spirit Shuttle, Grand Junction – 970-523-7662
  • K2 Taxi, Grand Junction – 970-242-4652
  • Sunshine Taxi, Grand Junction – 800-324-9013
  • Moab Taxi – 435-210-4297

Rental Car companies at Grand Junction Airport:

Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Dollar, Thrifty.