Discover the Magic of Moab in Winter!
While Moab is renowned for its stunning red rock landscapes and outdoor adventures in the warmer months, the winter season unveils a whole new side of this desert paradise. Embrace the serene beauty and unique charm that Moab has to offer during the winter months, and you’ll be treated to an unforgettable experience.
Winter transforms Moab into a peaceful haven, where the iconic red rocks are dusted with a light blanket of snow, creating a breathtaking contrast against the clear blue skies. The quiet beauty of the landscape provides a serene backdrop for exploration.
Escape the extreme summer heat, as winter in Moab brings cooler and more comfortable temperatures for outdoor activities. Enjoy hiking, biking, or off-roading without the intense sun, making it the perfect time to explore the trails and marvel at the geological wonders.
Embrace the winter chill with cozy accommodations that offer a warm retreat after a day of exploration. Off-season rates make our accommodations irresistibly affordable and provide the perfect atmosphere to relax and recharge.
Many people are surprised to discover that a large number of Moab’s retail shops and galleries are open throughout the year. Whether you’re exploring locally owned boutiques, outdoor gear stores, or artisanal shops, the diverse selection reflects the adventurous spirit of Moab, making it an ideal destination for those seeking gifts that align with the town’s rugged and vibrant character.
Winter opens up a whole new realm of adventures in Moab. Experience the thrill of slick rock trails covered in a dusting of snow or embark on a scenic winter hike to discover hidden arches and canyons. The landscape takes on a magical quality, offering a unique perspective on Moab’s natural wonders.
With crisp winter nights, Moab becomes a stargazer’s paradise. The clear skies reveal a dazzling display of stars, making it an ideal destination for astronomy enthusiasts. Bring your telescope or join a local stargazing tour for an awe-inspiring celestial experience.
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast seeking winter adventures or someone looking for a peaceful getaway surrounded by natural beauty, Moab in winter promises an enchanting experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this desert gem when it transforms into a winter wonderland – your next unforgettable adventure awaits!
Hiking & Biking in Winter
Night Sky Above Delicate Arch in Winter
Shop ’til You Drop in Moab – A Retail Paradise Awaits Year-round!
Moab isn’t just a haven for outdoor enthusiasts; it’s also a shopper’s delight with a diverse array of unique stores and boutiques. Whether you’re seeking authentic local crafts, stylish apparel, or one-of-a-kind souvenirs, Moab’s shopping scene has something for everyone. Here’s why shopping in Moab is an absolute blast:
Explore a vibrant art scene with galleries featuring local artists’ masterpieces. From paintings and sculptures to handmade jewelry, you’ll find artistic treasures that capture the spirit of Moab.
Outdoor Gear Galore
Moab is an adventure hub, and its shops are stocked with top-notch outdoor gear. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or rock climbing, you’ll find high-quality equipment and knowledgeable staff ready to assist you in selecting the perfect gear.
Forget generic souvenirs – Moab’s shops offer a plethora of unique keepsakes that reflect the region’s rich culture and natural wonders. Take home a piece of Moab with handcrafted items, locally inspired artwork, or distinctive trinkets.
Stay on-trend with Moab’s eclectic fashion boutiques. Discover stylish clothing, accessories, and footwear that seamlessly blend comfort and fashion, perfect for both outdoor exploration and casual strolls around town.
Support the community by indulging in locally-made products. From gourmet foods and specialty items to handmade crafts, Moab’s shops showcase the talents of local artisans, giving you a taste of the region’s unique flavors.
Quaint Shops and Boutiques
Stroll through Moab’s charming downtown area, lined with quaint shops and boutiques. Enjoy a leisurely shopping experience as you explore the diverse selection of stores, each offering its own distinctive products and atmosphere.
Unearth quirky and eclectic items that add a touch of Moab’s eccentric charm to your shopping haul. Whether it’s funky home décor or offbeat accessories, you’re sure to find something that sparks joy.
Make your visit to Moab an all-encompassing experience by immersing yourself in the town’s delightful shopping scene. With a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and retail therapy, Moab invites you to shop, explore, and create lasting memories in this desert oasis!"
Retail Shops Open Year-Round
- Arches Trading Post – 50 S Main St
- Artesian – 87 N Main St
- Back of Beyond Books – 83 N Main St
- Canyonlands Jeep – 225 S Main St
- Chili Pepper Bike Shop – 702 S Main St
- Desert Sol – 50 N Main St
- Gallery Moab – 59 S Main St Ste 1
- Gearheads Outdoor Store – 471 S Main St
- Lema’s Kokopelli Gallery – 70 N Main St
- Moab Cyclery – 391 S Main St
- Moab Gear Trader – 300 S Main St Ste 3
- Moab Made – 82 N Main St
- The Moab T-Shirt Co. – 50 S Main St
- Poison Spider Bicycles – 497 N Main St
- Simply Moab – 78 S Main St
Retail Shops Not Quite Open Year-Round
- Desert Wild – 79 N Main St – Closed January – February 8
- HoganTrading Company – 100 S Main St – Closed January & February
- Indigo Alley – 77 S Main St – Closed January
- Moab Adventure Center – 225 S Main St – Closed December 17 – February 17
- Redstone T-Shirt Company – 15 N Main St – Closed December 10 – January 10
- Tumbleweed – 31 N Main St – Closed January 1 – February 14
Note: All shops may be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. This list may not yet be 100% complete. We are still in the process of reaching out to our local businesses.
Moab’s Holiday Restaurant Scene
Winter hours for restaurants in Moab can be a challenge, but fortunately, numerous dining establishments in Moab remain open throughout the year, albeit with modified schedules.
Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve
Arches Thai • Bangkok House Too • Bon Jour Bakery Cafe • Canyon Steak & Waffle House • Cafe Italiano • Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs Lodge • Domino’s Pizza • El Tapito • Gloria’s Cafe • Fiesta Mexicana • Josie Wyatt’s Grille • McDonald’s • Moab Brewery • Moab Coffee Roasters • Moab Grill • Pasta Jay’s • Pizza Hut • Proper Brewing/Package Agency • Red Rock Bakery • Singha Thai • Snake Oil Coffee Company • The River Grill at Sorrel • Spitfire Smokehouse • Sweet Cravings Bakery + Bistro • Thai Bella • The Spoke on Center • Wendy’s • Zax Restaurant
Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
Arches Thai • Bangkok House Too • Bon Jour BakeryCafe • Cafe Italiano • Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs Lodge • Gloria’s Cafe • Josie Wyatt’s Grille • Moab Grill • Singha Thai • Spitfire Smokehouse • Moab Chevron/Stu’s Deli • Thai Bella • The River Grill at Sorrel
Restaurants Open on New Year’s Eve
Arches Thai • Bangkok House Too • Blu Pig • Canyon Steak & Waffle House • Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs • Domino’s Pizza • El Tapito • Fiesta Mexicana • Gilberto’s • Gloria’s Cafe • Josie Wyatt’s Grille • McDonald’s • Moab Coffee Roasters • Moab Brewery • Moab Grill • Pasta Jay’s • Pizza Hut • Proper Brewing Co. • Red Rock Bakery • Singha Thai • Snake Oil Coffee Company • Spitfire Smokehouse • Thai Bella • The River Grill at Sorrel • The Spoke on Center • Village Market • Wendy’s • World Famous Woody’s Tavern • Zax Restaurant
Restaurants Open on New Year’s Day
Arches Thai • Bangkok House Too • Blu Pig • Canyon Steak & Waffle House • Cafe Italiano • Dave’s Corner Market • Domino’s Pizza • El Tapito • Fiesta Mexicana • Gilberto’s • Gloria’s Cafe • Josie Wyatt’s Grille • McDonald’s • Moab Brewery • Moab Coffee Roasters • Moab Diner • Moab Grill • Pasta Jay’s • Pizza Hut • Proper Brewing • Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs • Singha Thai Cuisine • Spitfire Smokehouse • Thai Bella • The River Grill at Sorrel • Spoke on Center • Wendy’s
Moab’s Electric Light Parade on the first Saturday on December
Create Your Own Off-season Escape to Moab
Embarking on an off-season escape to Moab promises to be an unforgettable experience, where each decision made unfolds into a tapestry of indelible memories. The allure of Moab, set against the stunning backdrop of southern Utah’s landscapes, ensures that every moment becomes a treasure trove of exploration. Whether you opt for an exhilarating adventure, taking a leisurely stroll through festively adorned streets, or basking in the warmth of local hospitality, Moab presents endless possibilities. As you uncover our vibrant local culture, festive events, and community celebrations, Moab’s winter becomes a time of warmth and camaraderie. Discover our city’s rich history, seasonal festivities, and relish the cozy comforts of local eateries. Your winter visit to Moab is not merely a journey; it is an odyssey into the realm of unforgettable moments that leave an indelible mark on your soul, where the beauty of nature converges with the warmth of community. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun!