Moab is a Mecca for the outdoorsy. Most flock to the national parks or state parks, it is easy to overlook the townie preserve. Scott M Matheson Wetland Preserve [820 Kane Creek Boulevard, Moab, UT 84532] is a vacation from your vacation.
You won’t find admission fees or a crowd, just peaceful boardwalk trails and those who inhabit the wetlands.
Follow the Mill Creek
or get up close and personal with the Colorado River.
Admire the La Sal Mountains ever looming in the distance.
Feel the stillness of the meadow.
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, deer frequent the trails and the birding is superb in this unique habitat.
This is a preserve like one you might find at home, a hidden gem in plain sight. If you feel like going off the beaten path in Moab, skip the main attractions for an hour or so to walk a relaxing mile on the trails.