Travel to Moab
Your trip to Moab, Utah, promises to be beautiful, but travel can be challenging because Moab is small city in the rural western United States. Moab is 324 miles, or 376 km, from the closest international airport, which is in Salt Lake City, Utah. Travel from one of the region’s international airports then requires a connecting flight, shuttle service, or car rental. If you have questions, please email BioCrust3@nau.edu.
Reaching Moab by air first requires flying into one of the region’s major airports. Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) or Denver International Airport (DEN) are the closest. From these airports, Moab can be reached by taking a flight to Colorado’s Grand Junction (GJT) airport, which is 1.5 hours by rental car or shuttle. The conference will provide limited free shuttle service between Grand Junction and Moab, so that conference participants can avoid the cost of a rental car. Please contact us at BioCrust3@nau.edu, if you would like to use the conference shuttle.
Boutique Air is now offering daily flights between SLC or DEN and Moab’s Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY), which is 18 miles north of Moab. Additionally, Utah Airways provides limited service on Mondays and Fridays between SLC and CNY. More information about air service can be found on the Grand County Website. Conference staff will pick you up or drop you off at CYN, if you will please contact us at BioCrust3@nau.edu.
There are several shuttle services that provide service from Salt Lake City and Grand Junction to Moab. General shuttle service is limited, and shuttles are primarily on-demand services designed for groups.
General shuttle and bus services
Elevated transport: To and from Salt Lake City, Utah: Routes, schedules, and pricing can be found here.
Greyhound bus: To and from Salt Lake City, Utah: Reservations and pricing can be found here.
On-demand shuttle services
Canyonlands Shuttle: Rates and policies can be found here.
Redrock Express: Rates and policies can be found here.
Moab Taxi: (435) 210-4297
The Moab Travel Council provides a list of shuttle options.
Amtrak provides train service to Grand Junction and Green River, Utah. Schedule and fares can be found here.
Moab is located in southeastern Utah along US-191 and can be reached by car from the region’s major cities:
- From Salt Lake City, Utah, take I-15 south to I-70 east and head south on US-191. For a scenic route, head south on I-15 and take US-6 southeast to I-70 east and then south on US-191 to Moab. (Drive time: 3.75 hours)
- From Denver, Colorado, take I-70 west toward to US-191 south to Moab. For a scenic route, take I-70 west to UT- 128 southwest to Moab. If you are coming from southwestern Colorado, take CO-90 west/UT-46 west to US-191 north to Moab. (Drive time: 5.5 hours)
- From Las Vegas, Nevada, take I-15 north to I-70 east to US-191 south to Moab. There are also a lot of scenic byways that dissect southeastern Utah. (Drive time: 6.5 hours)
- From Phoenix, Arizona, take I-17 north to Flagstaff, Arizona. At Flagstaff, take I-40 east to US-191 north to Moab. (Drive time: 7.25 hours)
- From Reno, Nevada, take I-80 east to I-15 south. Go through Salt Lake City and take exit 258 to US-6 east/US-89 south. Follow US-89 south to I-70 east and head south on US-191 to Moab. (Drive time: 11 hours)