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Moab, Utah – Volunteer Vacations 2022

September 25 - October 1

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Located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, the Moab Field Office encompasses 1.8 million acres of stunningly scenic canyon country. Carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers, Moab’s public lands include a vast variety of arches, natural bridges, mesas, and spires.  The Moab Field Office is a mecca for recreation, including off-highway vehicles, mountain biking, climbing, base jumping, hiking, horse-back riding, and river rafting.  In addition to supporting millions of visitors and hundreds of recreation related jobs in the local communities, Moab also supports a wide array of land uses such as oil and gas production, mining, and livestock grazing.  The Field Office is known for evidence of dinosaurs and features the Mill Canyon Interpretive Track Site and Bone Trail.  These canyonlands are home to many types of desert wildlife and the area supports a healthy population of big horn sheep, and can provide great opportunities for wildlife viewing during the fall. On this trip, American Hiking Society volunteers will spend a week working on popular hiking trails in the Moab area. Work may include brushing, crib wall construction and step construction.

AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, and those who continue to steward these lands today. AHS invites all volunteers to join us in our commitment to support and amplify the work of Indigenous communities as they work to dismantle the systems of oppression that these communities continue to face today.

Host

Bureau of Land Management

Accommodations

Car Camping Tent Sites

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 8 miles each work day.

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

12

Area and Attractions

Moab, Utah, home to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, is surrounded by some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth. Moab's unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the American Southwest.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will camp in Moonflower Canyon Group Site, which offers shade year-round and is ideal for groups in tents. Vault toilets are available but there will be no access to showers throughout the week. No RVs, tent trailers or campers/camper vans are allowed. Within close proximity to national parks and open space, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and four-wheel drive tours in the surrounding area. The town of Moab is approximately 10 minutes away and has dining, shopping, sports rentals, tour companies and museums. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and pad, cup/bowl/eating utensils, personal items and clothing. Please contact volunteer@americanhiking.org for assistance with gear needs.

Travel

Canyonlands Airport in Moab, Utah is the closest airport. The Crew Leader can provide airport pickup for those arriving on the project start date. Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from camp and the work site. Carpooling can be arranged once the project is confirmed.

Location

Moonflower Canyon Group Site
Moonflower Canyon, Moab, UT 84532 United States + Google Map
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