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Moab Weather

Moab has its typical weather, but it’s not immune from surprises from Mother Nature. As a general rule you can count on jacket weather in spring with temperatures averaging around 60 degrees in March and creeping up to the 80’s by May. Summer is predictably hot with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. Fall is pleasant and mild ranging from the 80’s in September down to the mid 50’s in November. In winter, higher elevations see snow, making for an incredible contrast against the red cliffs. However, lower elevations generally maintain milder conditions still appropriate for exploring trails.

Temperature and Precipitation in Moab Utah

MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT
Mean Max. Temp 62° 72° 82° 93° 98° 95° 87° 73°
Mean Min. Temp. 33° 41° 49° 56° 63° 61° 52° 40°
Precipitation .83” .81” .72” .43” .78” .86” .85” 1.01”

Best times to Visit Moab

Spring and fall are great times to visit Moab; it is usually not as crowded and the temperatures are ideal for long days of hiking, mountain biking and most outdoor activities. Both National Parks in Moab are open year-round. The visitor center at each park have different operating times, but the parks themselves are open 24 hours.

Visiting Moab during the Spring

Spring is usually less crowded with milder temperatures. Not all activities may be available in early spring. During the Easter holiday Moab experiences one of its biggest crowds; make sure you have lodging reservations before arriving in Moab.

Visiting Moab during the Summer

All activities are available but temperatures can reach 100+ degrees during the day. Crowds can be overwhelming.

Visiting Moab during the Fall

Moab is usually not as crowded during fall, and temperatures are still warm enough to do most outdoor activities.Not all activities may be available in late fall. Crowds can overshadow your experience in Moab during Labor Day Weekend and UEA weekend (usually during mid-late October).

Visiting Moab during the Winter

Tourist activity during the winter is minimal and trails are wide open. Lodging options are vast and affordable. Only a few guided activities are available but self-guided hikes and driving tours are accessible most winter.

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Sun Divider Free Insiders Guide to Moab, UT

What to take, where to eat, where to stay, what to do, and a few little secrets on the side. Not unlike your own personal Jiminy Cricket, (minus the worries of the little guy getting smooshed) the Moab Insiders Guide will provide you with all the essentials for a perfect Moab experience.

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