If you enjoy the outdoors, then you’ll enjoy a Moab spring break vacation.
In the spring the temperatures are perfect to enjoy all the things to do in Moab like hiking, biking, scenic drives and more!
Take a look at the list of things to do, what to pack and where to stay as you plan your spring break vacation in Moab, Utah.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR A TRIP TO MOAB
FREE DOWNLOAD: Moab, Utah packing list
- 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
- DOWNLOAD – Camera gear checklist
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!
Planning Your Moab Spring Break Vacation
If you love the outdoors, then Moab should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Utah!
Check out what it’s like to visit Moab in the spring during these specific months:
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 Spring Break Activities
Moab is a popular spring break destination so expect crowds. Beat the crowds by getting up early to enjoy your outdoor fun! Here’s our list of fun Moab adventures to do in the spring!
National and State Parks Near Moab
- Arches National Park in the Spring
- Canyonlands National Park in the Spring
- Dead Horse Point State Park
Spring Hiking in Moab
The Moab Utah hiking trails get overshadowed by the hikes in the National and State Parks. But there is so much landscape to explore right around the city.
And of course you definitely want to explore the trails in the National and State Parks near Moab:
Hiking in the spring is awesome because sun is out and the temperatures are moderate. Your hiking day pack needs to include water, sunscreen and chapstick!
- Day Hike Checklist
- What to Bring on a Hike
- Photography Gear for Hiking
- Hiking Gear for Kids & Tips for Hiking with Kids
Biking in Moab in the Spring
Moab really is the adventure capital of the USA! Biking has become a popular activity to explore the area.
The trails will be more crowded in the spring, especially on the weekend. Again, get up early to hit the trails and avoid the crowds. And remember to be patient and pay attention while riding.
You can rent bikes in town and even join a Moab guided bike tour!
Moab Photography in the Spring
No matter what time of year… you definitely want to pack your camera to take pictures of the stunning landscape. Download our camera gear checklist!
The light during sunrise and sunset hours is the best for photography because the sun on the red rocks is so vibrant!
We highly recommend this if you’re SERIOUS about photography in Moab: 3 Day Itinerary & Photography Guide
Spring Stargazing in Moab
Definitely plan at least one night for stargazing. Leave the city and just look up to see a spectacular show in the sky.
Arches, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse Point are all International Dark Sky Parks where you can see thousands of stars in the sky. You might even get lucky and spot the Milky Way!
Off-Roading in Moab in the Spring
During the spring, the famous Easter Jeep Safari takes place. It’s a fun time to see a lot of Jeeps in town, but it’s also a very crowded time so you may want to plan around that if you’re not participating in the event.
You can rent 4×4 Jeeps and ATVs from many local companies to go out and explore the trails. But if you are not used to off-roading, join a tour and have a guided 4×4 adventure in Moab. We love using and recommend using Outlaw Jeep Tours.
Moab Scenic Byway: Potash Road
Driving the Potash Road is a fun activity to add to your itinerary. The road follows along the Colorado River where you can watch rock climbers, see ancient rock petroglyphs, and even take a short climb to see dinosaur tracks.
This scenic drive is 34 miles roundtrip and will take about 2 hours.
Moab History and Geography
Here are some fun kid-friendly things to do in Moab to learn more about the history and geography of the area:
- Moab Giants Museum
- Moab Museum
- Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
- Amazing Petroglyphs in Moab
- Dinosaur Sites Near Moab
Run Down the Dunes Near Moab
The big sand hill just outside Moab is for all kids… and kids at heart! It’s across the highway from Arches National Park so you’ll need to access it by driving south into Moab and it’s on the right side of the road. Have fun sledding, rolling or running down the sand hill. It’s totally free and the kids can be entertained for hours.