Traipsing Around Funky Rock Formations in Moab, Utah
From the first-come, first-served campsites in Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, intrepid hikers can take any number of dirt trails and bushwhack off the beaten path to scramble up the sandstone in this natural playground in southeast Utah. The formations created by millions of years of wind and water erosion are otherworldly: curvy, cave-like cutouts, funky-shaped buttes, and looming towers. Just tread lightly, aware of fragile vegetation. And remember that it's called slickrock for a reason—watch your step and prepare to sink to all fours as you climb up or shimmy down the massive boulders.