Utah, a van lifers dream! At one point we just started calling it van central station.
It’s always nice to meet new people, compare rigs, talk travels + get some trail advice from other van lifers. Talk about a welcoming community. I love that everyone simply enjoys the lifestyle so much, the excitement boils over into anyone else doing the same thing with lots of encouragement + helpful tricks of the trade.
We ended up staying in Utah for about a month + still we barely touched the surface on all the beauty the state has to offer. However, we did manage to hit 3 National Parks (Arches, Canyonlands + Zion), Moab, + some BLM land.
Moab was first on our list. We drove through the year before with a restricted time limit + had been itching to go back ever since. We used Moab as our home base while in Utah. Stocked up on groceries, water, gas + did some laundry. Plus, Dodge + Miles both got a bath. At a little over 10 ft tall Miles (our van) doesn’t fit in many car washes. We’re always on the hunt for one tall enough, but as you can see the Moab City Car Wash makes even Miles look small.
Moab is pretty unique. It isn’t well commercialized (a perk in our eyes), but has some great local restaurants + shops to explore downtown. Everything + more than you’d need during your visit. We happened to be there unknowingly smack in the middle of Jeep Safari week, a bit busier than usual + FULL of customized Jeeps. Along with the Jeeps, there are ATV’s, dirt bikes, dune buggies + mountain bikes frequent the road in Moab. The city is full of adventurous opportunities whether your a beginner or a pro. I often joked that we weren’t extreme enough to be in Moab, but there is truly something for everyone. I also think it’d be a great place to explore as a family. Surrounded by red clay cliffs + guaranteed gorgeous sunsets this town is a must to experience in our opinion.