With mild weather, fewer crowds, and endless possibilities for exploration, early spring is the perfect time to experience the best of Moab. Discover the desert’s stunning landscape, which provides endless views of majestic red rock formations and spectacular mountains beyond. Visit the area’s iconic national parks—where you can hike, mountain bike, rock climb, raft., or enjoy a Jeep tour—then relax and rejuvenate at ULUM’s full-service restaurant, dipping pools, yoga deck, or terraced lounge area. Here’s what to expect when planning a trip to Moab in April.
Moab Weather in April
The weather in Moab during April is perfect for outdoor activities. The average temperature during the day is around 70° F, making it very comfortable for hiking, biking, and simply relaxing outside. The evenings can be chilly, with temperatures around 40° F. However, this provides the perfect opportunity to sit around a campfire and enjoy the beauty of the starry night sky.
What to Wear in Moab in April
When visiting Moab in April, it's essential to pack for warm sunny days and cool desert nights. You'll want to bring comfortable, breathable clothing for outdoor adventures, and bring a jacket or sweatshirt for cool, crisp evenings. Sunscreen and a hat are also important, as the sun can be strong during the day. Sturdy hiking shoes or boots are a must-have for hiking the trails. Keep extra cozy with a beanie, fuzzy socks, or slippers to wear around your Suite Tent and private patio. And if you forget to pack something, you can always purchase it at the resort, which offers everything from Vuori activewear and Aesop bath products, to Parachute robes and Pendleton blankets.
Things to do in Moab in April
Visit Arches National Park
This must-see destination in Moab is a sight to behold from morning until night. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, the park has an abundance of incredible sights to see. Rise early and watch the sunrise over the iconic Delicate Arch, the symbol of Utah. The Arches Scenic Drive is the perfect way to explore the many highlights of the park. There are many pull-offs along the route for taking photos or setting out on a hike to get a closer look at nature’s masterpieces. When the sun goes down, witness a symphony of stars in the night sky. The Balanced Rock Picnic Area or The Windows Section are ideal locations in the park for stargazing.
Visit Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park offers up incredibly different views. With sweeping view and steep canyon walls, Canyonlands is a treasure trove of scenic trails and stunning vistas where you can find solitude and connection with nature. One of the most iconic sights is Mesa Arch, where you can watch a breathtaking sunrise over the park's canyons. Another must-see is the Island in the Sky District , which offers panoramic views from a steep sandstone mesa. Consider driving the White Rim Road to access some of the park's more remote and beautiful areas. No matter where you go in Canyonlands National Park, you're sure to see some of the most awe-inspiring natural sights in the region.
Hike to Looking Glass Arch
Just steps from ULUM Moab, Looking Glass Arch is an incredible geological formation popular amongst hikers, rock climbers, and photographers alike. Its unique shape creates a window to the wide-open skies and its views extend for miles. When you stay at ULUM Moab , wake up to stunning views of Looking Glass Arch from the comfort of your Suite Tent and view it in the distance as the sun sets in the sky.
Go Mountain Biking in Moab
With hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails to choose from, there’s no limit to what you can explore in and around Moab. The Slickrock Trail is one of the most popular and is considered one of the best mountain biking trails in the world. Its challenging terrain and awe-inspiring views of the surrounding red rock formations make for a memorable and rewarding ride.
Explore Hiking Trails in Moab
Moab has countless hiking trails offering breathtaking views of the desert landscape. Visit Arches National Park and hike the Devil's Garden Trail, which offers a range of hikes from easy to challenging. Canyonlands National Park also offers some of the most unforgettable hikes in the region, including the Mesa Arch Trail, which offers panoramic views of the canyon below. If you're looking for a more challenging hike, the Aztec Butte Trail is a great choice. This trail leads you to two ancient granaries that were built by the land’s inhabitants over 700 years ago.
Off-Road on a Jeep Tour
Explore Moab's rugged landscape on a thrilling Jeep ride through the desert, allowing you to experience the beauty of Moab's canyons, mesas, and towering rock formations up close. Experience the Hell’s Revenge Trail for untamed adventure with prime photo opportunities at sunset.
Take a River Rafting Day Trip
For a thrilling and refreshing adventure, enjoy a raft trip on the Colorado River. The river rapids are class II and III, which are perfect for beginners and experienced rafters alike. As you navigate through the red rock canyon walls, you'll witness some of the most stunning scenery in the region.
Escape to ULUM Moab
Guests at ULUM Moab enjoy elevated luxury in all-suite, safari-inspired accommodations where every element—from its contemporary lobby and innovative design, to its exceptional amenities and unparalleled service—is a thoughtful reflection of the surrounding landscape. Craft the outdoor experience of your dreams with the help of our Adventure Concierge when you reserve your stay.