Moab in winter

mackey

Member
What is Moab like during winter? My family wants to go on a road trip during Christmas break and Moab is high on the list. Are the trails closed? If not, are they doable? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

Brute

Hooked
I’ve never been in Moab in the winter…as long as there is not snow on the trails, I wouldn’t see why you couldn’t run them…there are several I wouldn’t try with snow though, like Cliffhanger or Flat Iron…
 

JT@623

Active Member
I’ve never been in Moab in the winter…as long as there is not snow on the trails, I wouldn’t see why you couldn’t run them…there are several I wouldn’t try with snow though, like Cliffhanger or Flat Iron…
I would bet it would give a whole new meaning to slick rock with some snow .
 

CalSgt

Hooked
It rained and snowed on my last day there this March, I decided to go for an easy drive on Kane creek road…. I’m still finding red mud in places. Never again

this picture is 30 minutes into the day, it got worse & took $15 at the Moab car wash to knock the crud off

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SargeCoGa

Member
We would go to Moab all winter long. Each day brought it's own challenges because you could never outguess the weather. Sunny in the morning and snow all afternoon. But I loved it. Not many on the trails, no over-heating and able to take your time on certain obstacles. Be prepared for the weather changes and go with others, as always.
 

J&k_Overland

Active Member
Moab is awesome all year long. Snow adds a extra challenge but most tails are doable. Keep a eye out for ice patches. Kane creek and Pritchett canyon are prone to flash floods in bad weather so watch out for that.
 

RESURECTIONJK

Active Member
Winter In Moab is spectacular. Some days it’s in the 50’s and sunny. The next day it could snow. None of the trails really close but there are some you’d want to avoid if there is snow on the ground. The National parks are epic in the winter. And you’ll usually have the town to yourself.
I’ll try and post up some pics.

These were taken on the same day, 2 different trails about 30 miles apart from each other. Running Top of the world in the snow was awesome. By the time we got over to Poison Spider Mesa it was 55 and perfect with zero mud.
 

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DaJudge

Caught the Bug
Basically you just have to be flexible. I have been there in the winter many times. If it snows or freezes when it's wet, change your plans and do something that doesn't involve trying to climb fins and slops of sandstone. I have run Seven Mile Rim in the snow several times, makes it fun.
Dome plateau is good in the snow as well. We always have some "bad weather" trails picked to fall back on.
 
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