Summer in Moab
Considering visiting Moab in the summertime? There are an abundance of things to do in Moab in summer, but be prepared for it to be hot! However, don’t let this put you off visiting during the summer months.
Summer temps tend to range from near 100° F in July to around 90° F by September. It’s critical to plan your day accordingly around the soaring temperatures. Additionally, In the national forests around Moab the temperatures can get even hotter and shade can be difficult to come by so, make certain to try and avoid the midday sun in the parks. By the end of September you’ll definitely feel the temperature dropping and the crowds will start to lessen, as well.
Exploring Moab in the Summer
As the temperatures start to soar in Moab in the summer, plan to start your day early. Getting up and out early, especially if you are planning on doing outdoor activities, is the best way to stay comfortable and make your experiences enjoyable. The added benefit of this is you will also find the parks pretty empty as compared to later in the day. Dawns in Moab are amazing, so make sure to catch one! Parking is also easier to come by first thing in the morning. Most of the national parks, such as Canyonland and Arches, are open 24 hours. Dead Horse State Park, though not open 24 hours, is less busy than other parks in the area.