MOAB, UTAH IS A 4-HOUR drive from where I spent most of my life in Colorado. When I was into mountain biking, Moab was my favorite spot; when I ditched the pedals for an engine, that’s where I went on my motorcycle. When climbing became a passion, I began to make regular trips to its sandstone cliffs.
There are few places in the world where so many different sports cross paths like they do in Moab. Subcultures collide and intermix here. 4WD enthusiasts, climbers, mountain bikers, and BASE jumpers can all be found sitting at the same bar. There’s a new sport in Moab now: Stand-up paddleboarders are discovering that their sport is not limited to the ocean, but that a SUP can be the perfect way to explore the hidden landscapes accessible only by the river.