Top Instagrammable Places in Moab

If you’re looking to fill your Instagram feed with awe-inspiring photos that will leave your followers speechless, Moab, Utah is the perfect destination for you. The red rock landscapes and jaw-dropping vistas are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And with Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park nearby, there are plenty of Instagram-worthy spots that will have your followers double-tapping in no time. Here are our top picks for the most photo-worthy places in Moab.

Delicate Arch

First up, we have Delicate Arch. This iconic arch is the symbol of Utah, and it’s easy to see why. The 65-foot tall arch is perched on the edge of a cliff in Arches National Park, offering sweeping views of the surrounding desert scenery. The best time to visit Delicate Arch is at sunset when the arch glows a fiery orange against a pink and purple sky. Be sure to snap photos from different angles or pose in front of it for a spectacular portrait.

Double Arch

This next arch is entirely unique. Not one but two sandstone arches came together to form the tallest arch in Arches National Park. Double Arch stands over 100-feet tall and 144-feet wide creating a series of epic windows to the blue sky above. The best time to visit is in the morning when the sun is rising and casting a golden glow on the arches. Be sure to climb up on the slickrock underneath the arches for a dramatic perspective.

Balanced Rock

As the name suggests, Balanced Rock is a massive boulder that looks like it’s teetering on the edge of a cliff. The rock is over 3,500 tons and stands at a towering 128-feet tall. You can easily see Balanced Rock from a pull-off on Arches Scenic Drive, the 22-mile main road beginning at the Arches National Park Visitor Center. From the viewpoint, snap fun photos beside the rock and align the camera just right so it looks like you’re holding the boulder on top!

Mesa Arch

Located in Canyonlands National Park, Mesa Arch is the most photographed arch in Utah. The spectacular stone arch sits on the edge of a cliff and offers unmatched views of the canyons below. The best time to visit Mesa Arch is at sunrise when the sun peeks through the archway setting the stone ablaze in a fiery orange glow. If you’re up for a short 0.7-mile hike pre-sunrise, we promise the photos will be well worth it! If you’re not a morning person, don’t worry, the arch and surrounding views look breathtaking any time of day.

Shafer Canyon Overlook

Another epic photo spot in Canyonlands National Park is Shafer Canyon Overlook. This scenic spot offers expansive views of colorful sandstone layers and a series of winding switchback roads in the canyon below. It’s easy to access all of the best photo spots in Canyonlands from the parking lot pull-offs with no hiking required (except for the short hike to Mesa Arch!)

La Sal Mountains

Last but not least, we have the La Sal Mountains. The snow-capped mountain peaks provide a stunning contrast to the red rock landscapes of Moab. The best place to take photos of the La Sal Mountains is from the Windows Section of Arches National Park where there’s a high concentration of arches and pinnacles. The opportunities for epic photos here are seemingly endless!

No matter which of these photo spots you choose to visit, you’re sure to come away with captivating content that will be the envy of your Instagram newsfeed. So grab your camera and head out to Moab for an unforgettable adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And if you’re looking for a unique and luxurious place to stay, be sure to check out Under Canvas Moab, where you can sleep under the stars and wake up to stunning views of the red rock landscape.

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