Things are looking good at condo in Moab and the first visitors of the season will be arriving soon. Springtime is extremely popular for visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The sun is still at a relatively low angle in the sky which makes for spectacular colors in the red rock scenery. Air temperatures are moderate and conducive to hiking, mountain biking and all types of outdoor activities.
There are just a handful of open dates in April. Availability at the condo in Moab is slightly better in May and June although both months are booking quickly. If you don’t mind the warmer temperatures in the summertime both national parks tend to be less crowded in July and August. Visitors coming that time of year need to be prepared and bring lots of water, sunscreen and pace themselves when hiking or mountain biking.
As we begin the month of March virtually all of the shops and restaurants in Moab are back in full swing. Many local business owners shut down for a couple of months in the wintertime and take a breather before the onslaught of Spring time visitors. This little town of approximately 5000 year-round residents sees 2 million visitors during the course of the year. When you figure that the vast majority of those visitors come during the busiest 30 weeks it means roughly 60,000 people passing through town each week.
It’s a good idea to make dinner reservations from March through June and again from September through October. Some of the most popular restaurants can get fully booked up. City Market is best avoided between 4 PM and 7 PM if at all possible. We recommend doing your grocery shopping early in the morning; before 8:30 AM is best. You’ll find a discount card for City Market at the condo in Moab attached to one set of keys. Make sure to bring it with you and enjoy substantial savings at the store.