The tangy bite of a winter day can send seemingly normal people into paroxysms of energy over-drive even as others huddle and hibernate until the vernal equinox come March.
The red rock playground of Moab, Utah, caters to the energy-driven year-round, but this region is especially welcoming in the quiet months between now and early spring. Warm-weather crowds are a distant memory. Tourist-driven staff are rested and relaxed.
“Here at the Moab Adventure Center, it only takes a week or two of non-hectic days to make us miss our visitors,” said Sierra Schmutz, General Manager. “We can’t wait to share Moab’s quiet season secrets.”
Guests in the quiet season are a more independent lot, she noted. This means they prefer do-it-yourself activities that Moab Adventure Center can arrange. These may include:
- Renting a jeep for leisurely explorations on Moab’s amazing jeep trails, with map and tips provided by Moab Adventure Center.
- Exploring engaging hiking trails assisted with maps, walking sticks, and gear provided by Moab Adventure Center.
- Mountain Biking on popular Moab bike trails recommended by Moab Adventure Center.
- Driving through Arches National Park with suggestions for exploration from Moab Adventure Center who remind that in the off-season visitors do not need timed-entry permits.
Some guided activities are available year-round and can be arranged through Moab Adventure Center. These include regularly scheduled morning and afternoon four-hour Arches National Park tours. Included are stops for hikes to scenic overlooks. Scenic 30-minute tours by small aircraft are scheduled daily to reveal from above the spectacles of Arches National Park.
For additional details outlining everything about Moab including where to eat, visit, drive and explore, don’t forget to download a free Moab Insider’s Guide: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/free-moab-insiders-guide
The cooler temperatures of winter signal an eagerness for adventure. For example, January’s average high is 43F, rising to 63F by March when campgrounds open and river pundits assess the winter snowpack and expected runoff with an eye towards a new rafting season.
With the exception of Los Angeles, which is just over 700 miles from Moab, most major cities of the Southwest are all under 500 miles from Moab. Through the winter season, Moab Adventure Center recommends tapping into http://udottraffic.utah.gov to see real-time road conditions across Utah.