When it comes to vacation destinations worth returning to time and again, Moab, Utah has a way of topping many travelers’ lists. This scenic locale in the eastern part of the state beckons to visitors who can’t get enough of its rocky terrain, thrilling vistas and opportunities for outdoor adventures. While the summer months provide plenty of options for sightseeing, some of Moab’s most enticing sights are best viewed during the winter months. As colder weather rushes in, Moab remains a vacation destination brimming over with potential for excitement. Here are a few winter stops for sightseeing in Moab Utah to add to the itinerary when your travel plans bring you to Moab in the winter.
Mountain Bike Slickrock Trail
Dotted with breathtaking national and state parks filled with canyons, mesas, and towering rock formations, it’s no wonder that Moab has acquired its reputation for being one of the premier destinations for mountain biking in the world. Fortunately, the fun doesn’t have to stop for visitors who make their way here in the winter and biking can easily become one of the best ways to enjoy seasonal sightseeing. Most rental shops stay open through the winter season, making it easy to grab a bike and head out to this scenic route. Hardened sand dunes and smooth rock faces are yours for the savoring when you head out to Slickrock trail on two wheels. Even better is the fact that you’ll have minimal crowds to contend with this time of year. Snow in this area tends to melt away quickly with minimal rising temperatures keeping the pathway clear and the opportunities for an adventure extremely high.
Visit Arches National Park
The beauty and splendor of Arches National Park make it a massive draw for visitors in the summer months. So much so that it’s not uncommon for the park to close to additional visitors in order to keep things manageable. If you’re looking forward to enjoying sightseeing at Arches and are hoping to take in the sights leisurely and without the crowds, winter is the time to do it. As an added benefit if the area’s just seen recent snowfall, it gathers and tends to linger on the top of the arches, making for a spectacular scene and an amazing photographic opportunity as well.
Hike Dead Horse Point State Park
Another sightseeing location that’s packed in the summer and blissfully empty in the winter is Dead Horse Point State Park. Enjoying hiking over seven miles of rim side trails in cooler weather while you’re here in the winter. Unobstructed views of the La Sal Mountains, collection of canyons and of course, the Colorado River are yours for the indulging in when you plan your trip to Moab around the quieter winter months.
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