Visiting Moab in June

From the red rock canyons of Arches National Park to the scenic views from Dead Horse Point State Park, there are plenty of things to do in Moab in June. Located in southeastern Utah, Moab is a breathtakingly beautiful destination filled with red rock canyons, arches, stone spires, and more! 

Use this Moab Utah Vacation Guide to plan a June vacation: weather, activities, what to pack, where to stay and more!

Moab Utah in June

Early summer is a popular time to enjoy all the outdoor adventures 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.

Use our Moab, Utah packing list to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting in June! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!

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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.

Moab Weather in June

The Moab weather in June means highs around 95 and lows around 58 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s important to stay hydrated and use sun protection this time of year.

WATER: Moab is a high desert area so you should drink at least one gallon of water per day, and always carry water with you – hydration packs or refillable water bottles in your backpack.

FOOD: Pack and eat healthy snacks because there may be NO services on the trails or scenic drives. 

SUN PROTECTION: Wear a sunhat and use sunscreen . Carry lip balm with sunscreen and hydrating lotion to apply as needed.

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, as well as kid-friendly things to do in Moab!

skyline arch at sunset
Arches National Park

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:

Arches National Park in June – you’ll need an Arches Timed Entry Ticket to enter the park during the busy daytime hours. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a timed entry ticket. Just plan to enter the park before 6 a.m. One benefit to getting in the park early is you can see and photograph the sunrise at Arches National Park!

Canyonlands National Park in June – plan your hikes in the morning or evening when it’s cooler. The scenic drive is great during the day when you can enjoy the AC!

Dead Horse Point State Park in June –  known for its stunning views of the Colorado River, dramatic vertical cliffs, canyons, and vista views. We highly recommend this location at sunset!

Moab Giants dinosaur museum
Moab Giants dinosaur museum

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 Scenic Drive
Colorado River along the Potash Scenic Byway

Moab Scenic Drives in June

Check out all the beautiful drives you can enjoy in the Moab the area.

Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway – the 34-mile round-trip drive is a terrific half-day excursion from the Moab area to see great views of the Colorado River, ancient rock art, and dinosaur tracks. Potash Road or the Lower Colorado Scenic Byway runs along the Colorado River and ends at the border of Canyonlands National Park. We recommend this drive in the late afternoon when the red rocks glow and reflect in the river!

Watch for signs and pullouts indicating petroglyphs. And look for the “Dinosaur Tracks” sign and turnout. A short hike takes you to a series of three-toed dinosaur tracks. You’ll be amazed at all the dinosaur tracks in Moab you can find.

Arches National Park Scenic Drive – the full 43-mile scenic drive, including the spur roads, takes 2 to 3 hours. Add more time if you plan to walk around and take photos or do any hiking at any of the stops.

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Scenic Drive – you’ll definitely want to have your camera ready to capture the beauty you’ll see at all 10 overlooks along this drive!

Located near Needles Canyonlands you’ll find two stunning places to see views of Needles, Island in the Sky, Dead Horse Point, and the Moab area!

We recommend the Arches & Canyonlands GuideAlong App to hear fun behind-the-scenes stories and local tips that play automatically as you drive, based on your GPS location.

fisher towers in moab
Fisher Towers

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:

father and two sons mountain biking in Moab
Mountain biking in Moab

Moab Biking in June

The Moab biking trails are very popular! 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!


Moab Photography in June

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!

Use our Guide to Moab photography that lists the best sunrise and sunset locations in the area. 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!

CHECK OUT our Arches and Canyonlands Photography Guide! We share our favorite 3 day itinerary some of our favorite ‘lesser known’ places to take pictures in Moab!

Milky Way over Mesa Arch in Canyonlands

Moab Stargazing in June

When visiting Moab, you must take one evening to go outside and LOOK UP! In June you can see or photograph the Milky Way from 10:30 pm to 3:30 am.

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.

Shafer Trail

Moab Off-roading in June

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!

rafting the colorado river near moab
Rafting the Colorado River near Moab

Moab River Rafting in June

If you’re looking for a thrill, then a river rafting adventure in the Colorado River is a must-do activity!

You will find half-day, full-day, and even multi-day Moab rafting trips. This is a fun adventure to go on with your family or even a group of your friends.  

Try a Moab Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour on the Colorado River for a different way to explore the river. All guests receive complimentary instructions and river safety briefings.

Moab Tours in June

With experienced guides on Moab tours, you can explore all the amazing sights the area has to offer and make sure you don’t miss anything. Here are a few of our favorite tours in Moab:

RV camping in Moab Utah
RV camping in Moab

Moab Camping in June

There are a variety of ways to enjoy Moab Camping in June: RV Parks and Campgrounds, National Park Campgrounds, State Park Campgrounds, and BLM camping.

If camping is not your thing, here are many types of accommodations to choose from in Moab: budget-friendly hotels to higher-priced resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks in Moab.

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