Family Travel: Moab’s Best Adventures for Kids (plus a $500+ KOA giveaway!)
posted by: Amber Johnson
Back at the Moab KOA, we showered (a necessity after the sand hill), cooked hot dogs and s’mores over our charcoal grill and explored camp. It was early-May so the pool was not yet open and organized activities like ice cream socials and pancake breakfast are only offered Memorial Day through Labor Day.
We instead had a heated horseshoe competition, swung at the playground, played ping pong and air hockey in the game room, bought souvenirs at the gift shop and did a round of miniature golf. Back at our basic cabin, the kids instantly bonded with our neighbors while my husband and I swung on the porch swing before settling down for the night in our heated cabin with comfy beds. This was, indeed, the [Kamp KOA] life.
Visitors should spend at least a few days in Moab to get a taste of its grandeur. We had less than 48 hours. On our final morning, we were vacillating between exploring Canyonlands National Park, trekking to Corona Arch (located outside of Arches National Park off Utah Scenic Byway 279) or hiking 3 miles round-trip to Delicate Arch.
We ultimately decided it was befitting when visiting Mecca to make a pilgrimage to its most iconic landmark. We started hiking Delicate Arch early before the crowds arrived, passing petroglyphs before the true ascent began. The total elevation gain is only 480 feet, but it seemed steeper as we climbed up the slickrock ridge.
As we neared our destination, we noticed a small window, crawled up a steep ledge and had our first view of the arch, tucked away in a striated sandstone world carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion.
Moab is legendary for a reason.
Grand Prize: 3 complimentary KOA Camping Vouchers good for one night apiece; including Deluxe Cabins, at any KOA campground in North America. $500 prize value.
Smaller Prizes: 2 complimentary KOA Camping Vouchers good for one night apiece; including Deluxe Cabins, at any KOA campground in North America. $300 prize value
Each voucher good for one free night, including Deluxe Cabins, in any KOA campground in North America. Valid only for site registration fees including tax and extra people charges. The vouchers are not applicable to store, food or activity expenses. No blackout dates apply. KOA voucher(s) expire one year from date of issue. Approximately Dec. 31, 2016. It would be important to note that if making advance reservations; a credit card deposit for the first night’s charges will be necessary and applied. There is no online discount code available. Vouchers are to be presented upon check-in where all credit card charges would be reversed at that time. Mile High Mamas participated in a campaign with Trekaroo and KOA. All opinions are our own and we hope to share many of our favorite family travel adventures this summer!