Heat Can Be a Problem
Expect hot summers. Average high temperatures for May and September are in the 80's, June and August average temperatures are in the high 90's, and July averages 100. Dehydration can be a real problem, carry lots of water during your explorations if visiting in these summer months
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking
If you decide to mountain...
If you decide to mountain bike, hike, etc on the trails make sure you have a map and are well hydrated. Bring extra water with you. People get lost every year on the trails since the places are very remote and dangerous, especially if you get lost because a lot of times no one knows you are gone.
Swimming or bathing in the...
Swimming or bathing in the Colorado River is very risky. The currents appear tame but are actually quite swift. People have drowned when they were swept away downstream. The only time you should attempt a dip at all is if you are on a rafting trip and have a life preserver on. Rafting guides often give you the option to jump in where they know the river to be safe enough. They will also be keeping an eye on you should you run into any trouble.
When in the Moab area, take...
When in the Moab area, take care of yourself and your vehicle, by being quite aware of the terrain, the difficulty of the trails you are driving. ALSO, take care of the environment by only driving on established roads and trails, pack out all trash, and leave nothing! Thanks
I'm not the most experienced hiker in the world, but i'm not the least either. While pushing my friends off the beaten path on a trail we went to we noticed some older people straggling along behind us. we'd stopped to chill for a bit on a flat outcrop, but we watched/overheard them for 10-15 minutes trying to decide where the trail went. after a while they started wandering off in a completely opposite direction because they couldn't get back up the way they came.
Long winded, but what i'm trying to say is that if you're an inexperienced, or incapable hiker, make sure you follow the trail or have someone who knows what they're doing. it's easy to take a wrong turn and change a fun thing into tragedy really quickly.
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
Hot Desert Weather
Moab is at a lower elevation than most areas in the region. This means that this is also gets hotter here. The temperature was approaching 100 degrees the day I was there. The sun is also very very strong.
The heat will kill you
When the normal temperature in July is 99 degrees it doesn't take make to get over heated. Take plenty of water and try to take breaks from hiking and biking. The Moab area doens't have a lot of trees and especially in and around the National Parks.
Rugged Terrain Ruins Transportation
These are a couple of pictures I saw of what can happen out there in the country. These are more than likely rentals, so who cares?
- Arts and Culture
It can be really hot here in...
It can be really hot here in the summers, so make sure you drink alot of water while visiting the National Park.
It is a National Park- not Disney
Be prepared for hiking in the park. One should have plenty or fluids with them (not in the car- like I did) and sunscreen. I was not properly perpared!!
You can be fined for litering in the National Parks. Also, you are not to take any rocks or remove items form the parks too.
Cloud to ground lighting strikes are common during the summer months. Be careful and keep an eye on the sky!
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