Experience a different side of Moab when you take a holiday respite. Cooler temperatures help outdoor adventures last longer, and some of the most breathtaking sights in the area are sometimes covered in snow. There are plenty of activities that get you outside or keep you warm inside, from hiking the national parks to learning more about the town at the museum. You’ll want to make sure to devour a delicious Christmas dinner, too!

Hike National Parks

Moab is a unique destination as it’s home to two of the country’s national parks. Get lost exploring Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park, any time of year. Of course, you’ll see the iconic arches, but you’ll also be able to explore smaller arches and other trails challenging beginners and experts alike. At Canyonlands, seek out Island in the Sky and the Needles, with several short trails leading to surprises like Whale Rock and Mesa Arch. If there happens to be snow during your Moab respite, make sure to snap some awesome ‘snowtography’ photos of arches and other rock formations covered in snow.

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If traveling on two wheels is your favorite exercise, grab a bike and head out on the many trails near Moab. You’ll discover paved and unpaved trails that lead to stunning views. Biking in Moab in the winter months is different than any other time of year – you may have to negotiate snowy trails. While snow in Moab is rare, it still happens. It’s not as big as a letdown as you might think, as it poses a chance for ‘snowtography’ photos that visitors coming other times of the year will not capture themselves.

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Christmas Dinner

There are several restaurants that are celebrating Christmas in Moab. They’ll be offering traditional Christmas feasts either Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both with all the trimmings. Many will require reservations for guests who wish to eat inside the restaurant. You can also ask about delivery or take out so you can avoid the large crowds.

Indoor Activities

Moab during the winter and Christmas season is a cooler environment. As the temperature dips, it’s a great time to spend some time both outdoors and indoors. There are many indoor activities to fill your time on your Christmas vacation. Learn more about Moab’s history at the Moab Museum in the heart of town, solve the clues and escape in 60 minutes at Moab Escape Rooms, or just cozy up in your vacation rental for a movie, book, nap, or time with loved ones.

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Fun for Christmas in Moab

You’ll enjoy the Christmastime fun of Moab even more when you choose a vacation rental by Arches Vacation Rentals for your home base. Create delicious warm winter meals, as well as the Christmas feast in the fully equipped kitchen. Gather in the open kitchen, dining, and living spaces for a meal together full of fun and relaxation. You’re sure to find a unit to fit your vacation needs, style, and budget, from a one-bedroom home for a small family or sweetheart getaway up to a six-bedroom home for a family or group Christmas reunion. Splurge on a premium unit this holiday season for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, plush furnishings, generous outdoor spaces, and more.

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