Mountain Biking MoabBicycle Laws

Moab is a very cyclist-friendly town. Here are a few tips to help cyclists and drivers share our roads safely. Drivers must allow at least three feet between their vehicle and a cyclist when passing.

Cyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic, use hand signals when turning, and should utilize a white light on the front and red light or reflector on the back of their bike. 

Bicycle Security

For maximum protection, take your bike into your hotel room or other accommodations — if it can’t be seen, it’s less likely to be stolen.

If you have to leave your bike on a rack, consider using a hardened steel chain lock. These are significantly more difficult to defeat than standard cable locks. Bikes on roof racks are generally more difficult to steal than bikes on trunk or hitch racks. Don’t forget to remove bike computers, GoPros, and lights from your bike that’s left on a rack.

Tip: If you’re riding your bike to the convenience store and running inside for a snack, leave your bike in the highest gear and take the seat inside with you. This will make it much more difficult for a thief to pedal away on!

Pedestrians in Moab

Moab’s Main Street is a busy four-lane state highway frequently traveled by semi-trucks and other oversized vehicles. Every year, Moab police officers respond to multiple traffic accidents, including those involving a vehicle and a pedestrian or bicyclist.

We encourage pedestrians to utilize crosswalks to cross our streets safely. Crossing outside of a crosswalk, aka jaywalking, is extremely dangerous and could result in a citation.

Where to Park

Parking is available for passenger vehicles on Main Street and on most of the side roads in Moab. Curbs painted red indicate “no parking” zones.

Oversized vehicles should be parked so that they do not obstruct traffic; parallel parking is usually the best option. The side streets off Main Street will be your best option for parking.

Camping in town

There are several private campgrounds located within Moab city limits offering a variety of amenities. Camping within city limits outside of a designated campground is strictly prohibited.

OHVs on Moab Roadways

Off-highway vehicles (OHV) may be operated on Moab’s roadways, but they must comply with all of Utah’s equipment, insurance, and registration requirements. An OHV must be registered for street-legal operation in the owner’s home state and be covered by a motor vehicle insurance policy.

To make sure you have the proper requirements, go to

Lost and Found Property

For items lost or found within the town of Moab, head to the Moab Police Department, 217 E. Main Street.

For items lost or found outside of city limits go to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, 25 S. 100 East.

Vehicle Security

Vehicles parked at area trailheads may be targeted by potential thieves. Store items, including money or spare change, out of view, in the trunk or glove box.

Be sure to lock your doors and always park where your vehicle is as visible as possible.