Use this travel guide for visiting Moab in June. We share all the details you need: weather, activities, what to pack, where to stay and more!
Use this Moab Utah Vacation Guide to plan a June vacation: weather, activities, what to pack, where to stay and more!
Early summer is a popular time to enjoy all the outdoor things to do in Moab. You’ll love the amazing weather, but the town, trails and attractions will be crowded.
There are ways to avoid the crowds and enjoy a June vacation in Moab. Keep reading for our tips and recommended activities.
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What To Pack for a Trip to Moab
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- Hiking shoes
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- WATER: Hydration packs or carry refillable water bottles in your backpack.
- Healthy snacks – there may be NO services on the trails you’ll hike or drive.
- Lip balm with sunscreen and hydrating lotion – Utah’s high elevation and dry air can be hard on your skin.
- Summer – High temperatures, unrelenting sunlight, and low humidity. To keep cool, wear light colored, loose fitting UV protection clothing that does not absorb sunlight. Also avoid sun burn by wearing a sunhat and by generously applying sunscreen to any parts of your body that are exposed to the sun.
- Winter – Pack winter clothing to stay dry and warm.
- Fleece jacket
- Buff headbands
- Hand sanitizer
- Flashlight or headlamp
- First aid kit
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Where to Stay in Moab
There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks in Moab.
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- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Arches.
- Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel.
- Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and activities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
- Vacation Rentals in Moab – we like kitchens found in rentals to cook our own meals to save money!
A Photo Tour of Moab, Utah
Take a visual tour through the Moab, Utah area to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
VISITING MOAB IN JUNE
There are all sorts of fun outdoor Moab adventures to do. Keep in mind there’s not much shade in the Moab area so you’ll want to do hiking and biking in the mornings when it’s cooler and the sun isn’t blazing.
Moab in the summer is a busy time and it WILL be crowded. You’ll find higher prices for accommodations and long lines at the restaurants! The national parks, state parks, overlooks, hiking trails and points of interest will also be packed with people.
If you’re wondering what it’s like to visit Moab at other times of the year, check out our article: Best time to visit Moab.
Arches & Canyonlands AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”
MOAB WEATHER IN JUNE
June temperatures in Moab: highs around 95 and lows around 58 degrees Fahrenheit. These are important things to remember when visiting in June:
FOOD: Pack and eat healthy snacks because there may be NO services on the trails or scenic drives.
THINGS TO DO IN MOAB IN JUNE
Moab is one of the popular places to visit in Utah for hiking, biking, climbing, river rafting and more! Here’s a list of activities to consider for a June vacation to Moab:
National and State Parks Near Moab in June
Explore the two National Parks and one State Park in the Moab area: scenic drives, hiking trails or camping spots. Here are some guides to help you plan your trip to these Utah National Parks in June:
Dinosaurs and Petroglyphs Near Moab
If you love dinosaurs, then you’ll enjoy finding dinosaur tracks in Moab! The Moab Giants Museum is a MUST for anyone who loves dinosaurs! In June you’ll want to visit early when it’s not too hot because you’ll be outside walking along a trail of life-sized dinosaurs!
Moab also has amazing history, geology and petroglyphs:
- Moab Giants Museum
- Dinosaur Sites Near Moab
- Moab Museum
- Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
- Amazing Petroglyphs in Moab
Moab Hiking in June
In June we recommend you hit the Moab Utah hiking trails in the morning when the temperatures are cooler and not as crowded. Our favorite day hikes in Moab are:
And of course you can’t beat the trails in the National and State Parks:
- Arches National Park Hiking Trails
- Canyonlands Hikes
- Canyonlands Island in the Sky Hikes
- Dead Horse Point State Park Hiking Trails
Moab Biking in June
Moab has become well-know for its biking trails. June is a busy time of year so you’ll need to share the trails. We recommend you get out early to enjoy the cooler weather and avoid the crowds! You can rent bikes in Moab and even join a Moab bike tour!
Photography Near Moab
Moab is a popular location for photographers. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to photograph the areas around Moab because the light at this time creates a spectacular glow on the red rocks that’s so beautiful!
We’ve created an Arches and Canyonlands Photography Guide detailing the best photo spots in these parks and our favorite 3 day itinerary some of our favorite ‘lesser known’ places to take pictures in Moab!
Remember that if you want pictures at the most popular sites without people getting in the way, early morning is the best time to be out taking pictures!
Potash Road Scenic Drive
If you’re looking for beautiful views of the Colorado River, ancient rock petroglyphs, and dinosaur tracks, then drive the Potash Road!
It’s a 34 mile roundtrip drive along the Colorado River. Plan about 2 hours for the drive and stops to take pictures. We like going in the late afternoon so the canyon walls will glow with that deep orange color and reflect into the Colorado River.
Stargazing Near Moab
When visiting Moab, you must take one evening to go outside and LOOK UP! In June you can see or photograph the Milky Way!
Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point are internationally recognized as one of the best places for stargazing because of the remote location, accessibility, altitude and clear skies.
Off-roading Near Moab
If you’re up for an adventure, plan to explore the off-road trails in Moab! Local tour companies offer 4×4 rentals for you to tackle the trails on your own. If you’re an inexperienced driver, we recommend you book a tour or have a guide ride along with you to navigate and teach. We have used and recommend Outlaw Jeep Tours. You can also book a guided 4×4 tour in Moab where you sit back and let the driver navigate the trails!