Weather In Moab
How to Beat The Heat
Weather In Moab - What to Expect
Given Moab’s high desert climate, temperatures can change quickly no matter the season. The summer is undeniably hot, but what are the rest of the seasons like? We’ve got the highs and lows and what to expect for each season in Moab. Coming in the summer months? Scroll down to the bottom for some insider’s tips on how to beat the heat.
Easy breezy degrees makes this an incredibly popular time to visit Moab. Utah and Colorado mountains are also sweating off their snowpack this time of year, which is great for canyon creeks and whitewater on the Colorado River.
Avg. High 72° F
Avg. Low 35° F
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The heat is on, and Moab’s sandstone bakes with the best of ‘em in its relentless sunshine. Luckily, this is also Utah’s monsoon season. Evening showers and lightning storms bring some welcomed relief and awesome entertainment.
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Avg. Low 64° F
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Autumn is highly popular for Moab tourism. Cottonwoods dust on their vibrant golden shimmer and the canyons keep their nightly chill longer. While the days have cooled off, the Colorado River is actually at its warmest this time of year.
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Avg. Low 41° F
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This is a quiet time in Moab, and the trails and parks regain a sense of tranquility that naturally comes with such stillness. Just about anything looks amazing with a blanket of snow on it, not to mention the powder-cover in the La Sal Mountains.
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8 Tips to Beat the Summer Heat
Feeling hot but not ready? Don’t give in to the indoors, and turn those sweat beads into tears of joy. Check the following suggestions to get ahead of Moab’s serious sizzle.
Can’t beat it? Blanch it. Rafting on the Colorado River in Castle Valley has fun rapids for all ages along with calm scenic sections that beckon swan dives and canyon balls.
#2 Slot Canyoneering
Go to the shade and stay there. Scramble, swim and rappel through the Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park, or the depths of Ephedra’s Grotto. Dropping into a crevice will literally make you cooler than the average hiker.
Want to catch a breeze? Why not just fall into one for a few thousand feet. Become the scorcher while simultaneously checking off a bucket list classic.
#4 Escape to the La Sal Mountains
Turn the tables Moab’s midday mug. The view of the La Sal’s snow caps are just dandy, so get up there and enjoy their natural air conditioning in the comfort of brisk alpine elevation.
#5 Sunrise and Sunset Photoshoot
The early bird gets… less traffic and a chance of heatstroke. Or, a late start could very well be for the better! Many of the areas arcs are so suspiciously placed to perfection, one might question if they formed solely to frame the most romantic moments of the day.
Utah is lit, like, literally. One doesn’t have to go far from Moab to see the cosmos laid bare from the burden of polluting street lights. Shooting stars and the Milky Way put on a display nearly every night.
Here’s to mud in your eye, ear and probably other places you didn’t think possible. Chicken Corners, Onion Creek and The Needles in Canyonlands are great places to make a 4×4 unrecognizable.
#8 Frolick Along Desert Creeks
Avoid treeless trails that are an Easy Bake Oven without the reward of an undercooked brownie. Hunter Canyon and Mill Creek are easy, refreshing trails that offer shade, natural swimming pools, and waterfalls.