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Spring in Moab

Claret Cup in full bloom

There is nothing quite like spring in the Moab desert.

As the days start to lengthen and the sun shifts in the sky,  we begin to see a beautiful orange glow on the cliffs surrounding Moab in each morning and evening. This fiery light signals all of us that it’s time to plant our gardens, open our shops, and get ready for all the visitors who will soon arrive.

Springtime temperatures here are warmer than than the surrounding cities of Denver or Salt Lake yet cooler than in our summer months. It’s the perfect time of year for great hikes into the canyonlands, mountain biking, and canoeing. Wildflowers will soon explode into a riot of color all over Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.  Look for the bright oranges of the Globe Mallow, the yellows of the Mules Ear and Prickly Pear, the soft white of the Sego Lily and Yucca, and the deep reds of the Claret Cup and Indian Paintbrush.  These colors contrast nicely with the rich ocher of the canyon walls and cerulean blue sky.

It is a magical time to visit!

The best Tag-A-Long trips to take in the spring are:


Hike into the Fiery Furnace of Arches National Park.  It’s a maze of arches, twisting canyons and rock monuments.  Don’t forget your camera.


Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park.  At the end of your trip, we pick you up by jet boat for an easy return to Moab.