When you think of Moab and national parks the amazing red rock scenery and spectacular canyons come to mind. The unique rock formations in Arches National Park are unlike anything seen elsewhere in the world. In just one day you can see dozens of uniquely shaped Arches. The road through the park provides easy access to beautiful viewpoints and short walking trails.
But Arches National Park is being loved to death. As a result of enormous visitor lines, the National Park Service has instituted a timed entry system. Anyone arriving between April 3 and October 3, 2022 will need to make a reservation in advance. Click Here to Read the NPS Info
Weather this time of year has been all over the place. High temperatures will range from in the 60s on Tuesday up to near 90 at the end of the week. The sun is getting higher in the sky every day. And there is not a lot of shade to be found outside of town. The desert is beautiful but a person can easily get dehydrated this time of year. Always have water with you when you are visiting the parks. It’s not readily available like in many other national parks.
This Moab and National Parks update would not be complete without a friendly food reminder. You’re not going to find any food available for purchase in Arches National Park. Occasionally you might find very limited snack and lunch items in one location in Canyonlands National Park.
It’s a good idea to bring all the food you will need for the day with you when departing the Condo in Moab. If you haven’t already stocked the fridge, the city market is on the right-hand side of the highway as you head north to the national parks. You’ll find everything you need to feast on during your travels each day through red rock country. Make sure you stock up on plenty of liquids and don’t forget ice for the cooler.
This Moab and National Parks update would not be complete without mentioning Spumoni. On May 10 it will be 16 years since he passed away. There will be a dedication ceremony of his new statue at UC Davis on May 10th. Enjoy the photos below and say a prayer for Spumoni on the 10th of May at 10 a.m.