Condo in Moab in May

Things are really hopping at the condo in Moab!  There are only 5 nights available during May and 8 nights open in June.  Both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks enjoy their peak visitor season this time of year.  The long sunny days and pleasantly cool nights make this a wonderful time to stay at the condo in Moab and enjoy the beautiful red rock scenery.

It was a really big winter in the mountains all across the Western US.  As a result, river flows are much higher than normal.  This can mean several different things depending on which river you plan to ride and what sections you might be considering.

In some places the white water will be extreme with rapids running higher and faster than usual.  However, some locations could find that the water level is so high that the rapids will have temporarily disappeared and will reemerge when the water level drops.  And there will be occasional stretches that are completely impassable until water levels return to normal.

Unless you live in the Canyonlands area (or are a “river rat”) it just makes sense to take a guided trip whenever you venture out.  Conditions change not just year-to-year but also week to week depending on snow melt and other factors.  There is no substitute for local knowledge when it comes to safety and enjoyment on the Green, Colorado, Gunnison and other rivers in this part of the world.

Whether you are in a raft, canoe, kayak or any other type of floating object it just makes sense to wear a life jacket.  Even the greatest swimmers in the world are no match for the powerful rapids and currents.  If you do find yourself thrown overboard, point your feet downstream.  Try to get back to your watercraft ASAP.

If you can’t return to your watercraft then try to angle for the shore where you can exit the river safely.  Be careful of logs and other debris floating in the water.  It’s easy to get tangled up in branches and snags along the shoreline.

Have fun, be safe and you’ll come back for another stay at the condo in Moab!

condo in Moab Canyon View
Condo in Moab – Destination Grand Canyon National Park

Moab Condo in May

It’s that time of year at the Moab condo when thunderstorms can pop up unexpectedly.  This tends to occur more often in the afternoon.  But surprises can happen any time and you don’t want to get caught in a flash flood.

Even if the nearest thunderclouds are 20 miles away that does not mean the dry wash you are walking in is necessarily safe.  Water can move very swiftly through the canyons.  So, it’s important to always check the weather forecast and keep an eye on the sky.  We want everyone who stays at the Moab condo to have a great time and safe journey.

Here is the latest weather report from the National Weather Service on Thursday morning May 2.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Grand Junction CO

527 AM MDT Thu May 2 2019


Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-

Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-

Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-

Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-

Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-

Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-

West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-

Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-

Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-

Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-

San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-

Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau- Arches /Grand Flat-

La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-

527 AM MDT Thu May 2 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western


.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

A few showers and thunderstorms will fire this afternoon, mainly

over the higher terrain. A few cells may drift into adjacent

valleys towards the late afternoon hours. Some small hail and

gusty outflow winds are the biggest concerns from any storms that

form. Convection will die down quickly after sunset giving way to

a tranquil, albeit, cold overnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday

Friday will be dry but moisture returns Saturday into much of next

week as another system moves in from the west. Once that system

leaves, a trough will drop down from the northwest bringing more

precipitation to the region. Much of next week looks unsettled.

If you do run into unpredictable weather the Moab condo is a great retreat.  Every now and then mother nature will make us head indoors and wait out a thunderstorm.

Moab Condo trip to Natural Bridges
Moab Condo Day Trip to Natural Bridges National Monument