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!