December 14, 2017

Moab Weather

arches national park weatherMoab weather can be as unpredictable as it’s landscape, with the only constant being change. Although Moab is a high desert, its close proximity to the La Sal Mountains can lead to quite a bit of precipitation throughout the year.

Moab Weather Through the Seasons

Moab weather in the Spring is an often windy and sometimes stormy event, with mild temperatures throughout the day, and chilly evenings. Bring layers, as the windy weather can bring rainstorms suddenly and unpredictably close, with thunder and lightning shows a distinct possibility. Freezes are typical at night through March and into April, but the flowers don’t seem to mind! There is a proliferation of wildflower blooms that will last through June and July in the high mountains. Summer in Moab is characterized by hot and dry days, with mild evenings, perfect for hanging out at the river! The sunsets are worth catching at any number of viewpoints, with colors that light up the red rock canyons with vibrant hues. The occasional summer storm can also bring waterfalls cascading off the tops of the sandstone cliffs. Fall is full of color, with perfect riding, climbing, and biking weather through October. In the higher elevations of the mountain tops, the aspen and scrub oak tree turn the mountainside into a gold and red riot above the red canyons, with mild temperatures throughout the day, and chilly nights. Daytime temperatures in the mountains and higher mesas can be as much as 10-20 degrees cooler than the lower elevation desert. The typically mild winters allow for a winter season that is amenable for hiking, biking, and golfing conditions in the lower elevations. With groomed trails, skiing and snowmobiling offer fun adventures in the higher elevations.