at the Visitor Center Island in the Sky, , Arches National Park , downtown Dead Horse Point State Park and the Moab off of Interstate 70
are open seven days a week in winter. There is winter backcountry use in the La
Sal Mountains. Ski trail information is detailed on DiscoverMoab.
. The 2014 Thompson Springs Welcome Center Southeastern Utah winter has started out strong with a few
earlier snowfalls than ordinary. Traveling to this Winter? Here are
some travel tips. Moab
Currently Rim Cyclery will rent cross country ski equipment and snowshoes. The store, Gearheads, rents snowshoes. The bike company DreamRides is prepared to lead cross-country skiing in the La Sal Mountains. The bigger draw, even in winter, are
’s nearby parks. The
snow in Arches National Parks has been melting more readily than Moab ’s Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District.
The Island in the Sky is higher than by approximately 1500
ft elevation. Keeping feet warm and dry is an important reminder and tip.
Having along ample socks to change out of wet socks will increase comfort, if a
visit coincides with a winter snow day in and around Moab Utah. Arches National Park
Over the Thanksgiving holiday in
(2013) there were snow
conditions. Some hiking trails required holding hands to steady hikers in
spots. As conditions warmed up, 4x4 and bike trails became soft and muddy.
Please be advised motoring or biking on soft, muddy trails causes significant
trail damage. With the advance of colder conditions, trails will be solid and
out door use resumes. Carry sufficient supplies in the event of delays in the
When winter has not blanketed the
, winter will certainly
be aloft in the La Sal Mountains and the surrounding passes used to travel to Moab Valley . Using
Wunderground.com’s website, scroll down the page to find the History &
Almanac box. Use this tool to research dates of prior years for the most
informed understanding of winter driving conditions. Coming from the west along
Interstate 70, research Salida, Utah; approach from the north research Price,
Utah; from the east look into Vail, Colorado; then from the south check the
conditions of Monticello, Utah. These locations are at elevation and experience
more winter conditions than in Moab . Moab
Ski Resort visitation does not decline with winter driving conditions. So daring drivers, consider blazing to a new destination this winter. Experience two amazing National Parks and a state park that is equally breathtaking and use modern technology to help source a travel plan. Remember to bring boots! www.DiscoverMoab.com