Beat The Crowds & Visit Moab During The Off Season

Moab is a place of majestic scenery and abundant outdoor adventures. It attracts all kinds of tourists and avid outdoor enthusiasts, especially off-roaders. With hundreds of trails available to suit both novice and hard-core off-roaders, it’s no surprise that things can get a bit crowded at times.

Sometimes though, you just want to enjoy Moab during the offseason. Here are some reasons why that is a great idea:

  • You have the place to yourself. Unlike the peak season when crowds are thick and there are long queues for obstacles on popular trails, the offseason gives you a chance to enjoy the crowd-free trails. There are no noisy crowds raising clouds of dust and best of all, you don’t have to wait in line as others attempt the obstacles you’re interested in.

  • Accommodation is easy to find. During the offseason, you don’t have to fight for camping spots as campgrounds are usually delightfully empty. Additionally, it’s easier and cheaper to find suitable accommodation in Moab as most hotels cut their rates once the crowds thin out.

It’s a win-win situation. You get to enjoy the trails at your own pace and you also have an easier time to find a place to relax and unwind after a hard day of pitting your 4 wheeler against rock and sand.

Visiting Moab in Summer.

During the summer months (from June to August) Moab often gets rather hot with temperatures hovering in the mid to high 90s and sometimes jumping past the 100-degree Fahrenheit mark. Luckily, it doesn’t get humid so the heat remains comfortable for most. While it’s possible to still ride your Jeep or truck across the red rock rugged terrains here’s what to keep in mind:

  • Carry or wear a hat and sunscreen.

  • Pack plenty of drinking water and stay hydrated throughout.

  • Wear lightweight, breathable clothes.

  • Plan trail runs early in the morning or evening to avoid the worst of the daytime heat.

  • Ensure your rig’s fluids are topped up. To ensure that it’s in good working order, bring it to Dixie 4 Wheel Drive- the premier auto shop in Moab for service and maintenance.

Visiting Moab in Winter.

If you’re looking to enjoy the Utah desert in peace and solitude, then winter is the best time to visit. During this time of year, temperatures range in the 40s and 50s and most of the trails remain open. Some pointers for off-roading include:

  • Pack for cold winds by carrying a winter hat, a warm wind-resistant jacket, gloves, and suitable footwear.

  • Ensure your tires aren’t worn out and that they can offer excellent traction to avoid spinning on packed snow, ice or slippery mud that comes with winter.

  • The arrival of a cold front can quickly drop temperatures to below freezing so keep an ear on the weather channel to know what to expect.

Regardless of the time of year, Moab is always fascinating. Make a point of visiting soon!

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