Moab just 250 miles from Park City is the first place that comes to mind when considering a great spring getaway here in Utah. Springtime in Moab means you will be able to enjoy the iconic landscapes and abundant recreational opportunities without the summertime heat and crowds.
What To Do in Moab:
Mountain biking is the no-brainer here. While many of the trails in Park City are a sloppy mess this time of year, Moab features hundreds of miles of dry trails for all skill levels. If mountain biking is not your thing then you will still have an incredible assortment of options for recreation including hiking, rafting, off-roading, or just relaxing and enjoying the diverse set of shopping and dining options in and around Moab.
Where to Eat in Moab:
There are a lot of options here, but if you just got off the trail and are in the mood for a burger, fries and shake, nobody in town does it better than Milt’s Stop ‘n Eat. Another option for a quick bite is Quesadilla Mobilla, which is Moab’s only gourmet food truck. Moab Brewery has a great selection of microbrews, and Jailhouse Cafe or Love Muffin Cafe are great options for breakfast. For those interested in something a little more refined, make a reservation at Desert Bistro or head out of town to enjoy the incredible views of the Colorado River at the Sorrel River Ranch.
Locals’ Tip: If it gets too hot or crowded in town or at the National Parks then its time to head up into the nearby La Sal Mountains to escape the heat and crowds. It is another world up in the La Sals – verdant, cool and uncrowded. Just make sure to check the weather and road conditions, and prepare accordingly. This is a high mountain environment and the weather and road conditions can be surprisingly different from the desert areas that surround Moab.
Where to Stay in Moab:
You won’t find any shortage of options here, as Moab has abundant hotel/motel accommodations, nightly vacation home rentals, and an assortment of camping areas in and around town. If you are looking for something different consider going glamping safari-style at Moab Under Canvas.
Wild Card: For those with an interest in peculiar roadside attractions, head south out of town on Hwy 191 to check out the Hole ‘n the Rock, which is a 5,000 sf home that was carved directly into a sandstone mountainside over a span of twenty years, beginning in the 1940s. Or if going underground isn’t your thing, try getting up and away from it all with a hot air balloon ride at Canyonlands Ballooning.
April 14-16: Moab Rocks 3-Day Mountain Bike Race
April 27-29: Moab April Action Car Show
May 5: Scott Enduro Cup Moab
May 12: Back of Beyond Paddle Race
May 26-27 Moab Arts Festival
For More Info: DiscoverMoab