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Spring Vacations In Moab


As days get longer and the red rock starts to warm, tourists from worldwide visit Moab to shake off a cold winter. Midday temperatures usually reach 70ºF during the springtime, making it an ideal time of year to get outdoors! The trails come alive with flowers, wildlife, and beautiful scenery, so have your camera ready for some incredible desert photography. There are so many things to do in Spring in Moab!



Whether it’s your first time visiting Moab, or you’ve been here countless times, be sure to pack your hiking boots. Trails like the Delicate Arch, Grandstaff Canyon, Corona Arch, and Fisher Towers Trail need to be on every hiker’s to-do list. Mountain cyclists can’t miss the famed Slickrock Trail or the Moab Brand Trail network, both of which are generally in terrific condition come springtime. To include a little more adrenaline to your journey, schedule a four-wheeling tour with one of the guides in the area.

Downtown Moab has lots of locally owned guides, outfitters, artists, and dining establishments– make sure to spend a night roaming through town for a taste of the regional way of life. The way the desert seems to come to life under a rising sun is amazingly memorable. Get up early, get a bite to eat in the area, and catch a daybreak from a red rock vista.

Moab has typically great weather, but it’s not immune from surprises from Nature. As a general rule, you can depend on jacket weather conditions in spring with temperature levels averaging around 60 degrees in March and approaching to the 80’s by May.



Preparing for Spring Activities

When spending a day outdoors, it’s critical to be prepared with the right gear. Here’s a list of critical items to have on hand:


  • Outdoor exploration in the Spring might mean damp tracks, and even some spots of snow! You'll want water resistant hiking boots or shoes.
  • Socks that breathe well, and if they avoid blisters, that's ideal
  • Layered clothing with wicking materials, a quick-drying base layer, a jacket, and water-resistant outer layer


  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration sack
  • Food that can be easily handled and won’t be affected by heat or humidity
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Local maps and guide books
  • Sunscreen, including lip balm with sun protection
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Lotion
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First aid kit
  • Trash or grocery bags
  • Phone
  • Portable charger
  • Any medications
  • Camera equipment



If you’re looking to experience Moab through the eyes of local, check out the many Moab events that take place throughout the season.


Whether you’re looking for an expansive resort, a luxury vacation rental, or a tent, Moab has thousands of lodging options. Check out our Accommodations pages to learn more.

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