Immerse yourself in red rock by opting for a winter season hike. One preferred spot to check out is Dead Horse Point State Park where 7 miles of trails connect to areas along the rim. There isn't much elevation modification along the path, and it has spectacular views of the Colorado River, La Sal Mountains and incredible surroundings all around.
Canyonlands National Park's Island in the Sky district is just 45 minutes from Moab and has a plethora of hiking options. Take a hike on a relatively simple path along the mesa top or get ready for a difficult winter season hike. With any winter hike, prepare for winter conditions and think about traction add-ons for your boots if ice or snow is present.
MOAB BIKING IN WINTER
Winter season is still mountain biking season in Moab, and the Amasa Trail network is a fun winter season option. Be aware of slippery patches on any winter trek, and ensure your bike is ready for the conditions you'll come across. Stop by one of the area bike shops for recommendations and to ensure your bike is ready for the experience ahead.
WINTER IN ARCHES
Located just outside the city, Arches National Park is a must-see location on any trip to Moab. Opt for a picturesque drive or walking and enjoy intense red rock arches, in some cases dusted with snow. Explore a wide array of routes, from easier paths like the Nature Path by the visitor center to more difficult paths like Balanced Rock, Double Arch, and beyond. Spend time snapping spectacular images of the park's arches by day, then come out at night for stargazing and celestial views.
BACKCOUNTRY SNOWBOARDING IN LA SALS
The La Sal Mountains provide Moab with a snowy backdrop and a fantastic winter playground. Lots of winter season adventures await, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Delight in everything from short part-day experiences to multi-day expeditions like snowboarding between backcountry yurts. Make certain to examine weather and roadway conditions as well as the avalanche forecast and pack everything you require for a winter season experience. Be aware you will require strong route-finding skills, particularly if you venture off the primary trails. You may need four-wheel drive or chains to reach some trailheads, and always be prepared for winter season driving conditions.
WINTER SHOPPING AND DINING IN MOAB
Indulge in scrumptious meals at an array of Moab dining establishments, consisting of Thai, BBA, pizza, coffee shops, traditional diner-style meals, pizza, Mediterranean, vegetarian options and more. Always check a dining establishment's hours prior to making plans given that some reduce operations in the winter season.
Lots of shopping options are also available, so you can stroll around searching for books, ceramics, equipment, art, cycling accessories, rocks, photography, tee shirts and far more.