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Winter in Moab

Look at all there is to do in Moab in the winter!

Current Winter Conditions – Updated January 12, 2021

Because of a recent snowstorm the Moab area and surrounding desert is blanketed with snow and ice. This moisture is a welcome addition but has resulted in slippery, icy and very challenging conditions. Please exercise extreme caution during your visit. There have been several Search and Rescue incidents related to wintery conditions on the trails surrounding Moab. The Moab Trail Mix Committee posts frequent condition updates on their Facebook page.

  • Current conditions in Arches National Park are available here.
  • Current conditions in Canyonlands National Park are available here.

Winter in Moab

We are very happy that you are coming to visit Moab during the winter. There is a lot to do when you visit at this time of year. The lack of crowds can make for a wonderful experience in our national and state parks. Cloudy days can be cold, but when it is sunny (most days) it is remarkably comfortable. Off-season lodging rates are definitely another plus!


  • Arches National Park – Open year-round.
    • Arches National Park Visitor Center – The Visitor Center is open daily from 9am – 4pm. It is closed on December 25th.
      More info: nps.gov/arch
  • Canyonlands National Park – Open year-round.
    • Island in the Sky Visitor Center – December through February limited services are available outside between 9am – 4pm. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays and on Decemember 25th.
      More info: nps.gov/cany
    • Needles District Visitor Center – Closed from December 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
      More info: nps.gov/cany
  • Moab Information Center – Open every day from 8am-4pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    More info: https://www.cnha.org/moab-information-center/
  • Dead Horse Point State Park – The park is open year-round from 6am – 10pm. Campgrounds and yurts are open year-round. (Restrooms and yurts are heated.) The Visitor Center is open daily from 9am – 5pm, but is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (the park remains open). Trails are open all winter.
    More info: stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/

Note: Visit http://udottraffic.utah.gov to see real-time road conditions across Utah.

Open Businesses

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What's Open in Moab

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