Autumn is one of the nicest times
of the year to enjoy our Moab condo rental.
The summer heat is dissipated but you still get lots of daylight. On weekdays it’s not very crowded although
you might run into bottlenecks at the entrance to Arches National Park between 9 AM
and 3 PM.
We like to arrive at Arches
early in the day preferably between 7 and 8 in the morning. The sun is at a low angle which makes the
colors in the rocks that much more brilliant.
You are also ahead of the traffic and can park pretty much anywhere. If you want to do a day hike you can save
that for after you have visited some of the other turnouts and overlooks.
One of the great things about
Arches is that you can get a lot of really good views right off the road. Anyone who is elderly or disabled can still
enjoy most of the beautiful natural rock formations. Be aware that many of the turnouts and
parking areas are fairly small. Not all
of them can easily accommodate the larger recreational vehicles.
One of our favorite short
hikes that Arches is in what is called the Windows section. The North and South Windows are quite
majestic and easily accessible. We
recommend that you always wear closed toed shoes or hiking boots when walking
in the park. Sneakers or trail runners
are fine but flip-flops and sandals will probably result in smashed toes
somewhere along the way.
There is still good availability for the Moab condo rental in November. While the days are shorter and it can be a bit chilly you can pretty much have the scenery to yourself. Also, with the sun drop even lower in the sky the colors are at their most beautiful. And another positive benefit, you won’t have other people in your pictures just the amazing red rock scenery!
There are many choices for
Moab lodging from renting tent and trailer space all the way up to luxury
hotels. Vacation rentals come in all
different shapes and sizes including condos and single-family homes with
varying amenities. When choosing a
property, price is not always the primary consideration. Having enough space for your recreational
toys such as four-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs, mountain bikes, golf clubs,
rafting equipment, kayaks, etc. is very important.
Most of the Moab lodging that
is available provides little to no space for the above-mentioned recreational
toys. This is a major problem especially
for people traveling long distances to Moab for their vacation. Additional parking and storage space is not
readily available or necessarily easily accessible at most of the Moab lodging
One of the great things about
the condo in Moab is that you get an oversized two-car garage. This allows you to park 2 SUVs plus still
have plenty of room for mountain bikes and other things. The complex also has ample outside parking so
you can leave one vehicle outside and pack even more stuff into the garage.
Inside the garage is a utility
room with a full size washer and dryer.
We purposely installed extra large machines since the condo sleeps 6
people. There is plenty of room for
everyone stretch out and each bedroom has its own TV set. The wireless network is super high speed and
sure to please all the Web surfers in your group.
Prices for Moab lodging will
vary throughout the year depending on supply and demand. The least expensive time to stay at the condo
in Moab is December and January. While
both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks remain open, there tends to be snow
on the ground. This can somewhat limit
hiking and mountain biking opportunities.
On the other hand, there are hardly any visitors that time of year. So you can go to dramatic overlooks and have them entirely to yourself sometimes. The days are shorter. But the sun is also at a much lower angle in the sky making the colors in the red rocks even more brilliant!
It’s beautiful autumn weather as we write the Moab condo blog this week. September is a great time to visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The summer heat is taking a reprieve and you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery without a parasol. While we do see a bit more visitor activity in September and October it’s still a very pleasant time of year.
Water levels are dropping
which means river
rafting can be touch and go as we get deeper into autumn. Be sure to check with the local rafting
companies for the latest up-to-date information. Considering the monster big snow year that we
had last winter it’s nice to see tamer rapids in the canyons. However, you still need to wear a life vest
and be careful whenever you are taking on any of the rivers in canyon country.
Reviews for the Moab condo
have all been five-star and we appreciate the nice compliments from our
guests. If you are staying at the condo
and you notice anything that needs attention please contact Makenna’s right
away. They do a great job of managing
the Moab condo and will promptly fix anything that’s not up to snuff.
When you go shopping at the City
Market make sure you bring the discount card that is attached to one set of
keys. We’ve noticed average savings of
between 10% and 25% of our total grocery bill almost every trip to the
store. Make sure you check out the deli
counter where you can get a large tasty sandwich at a very reasonable
price. They also have lots of delicious
side dishes and a full bakery for your sweet tooth.
The store went through a major overhaul during the past year. If you visit Moab on an annual basis you might have a little bit of trouble finding things on your fisst trip through the aisles. Not to worry, the new store is a breeze once you get to learn it.